If the house is a-rockin'... [RML Thread 3]

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:18 pm

View Original PostOz wrote:Determining one's native language depends on which language one speaks in childhood (up to teenage years).


Yep. My brother arrived to the States with my parents when he was 8, and I grew up hearing both Polish and English. He can speak both fluently, while I understand Polish well, but can barely speak it.

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Postby riffraff11235 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:37 pm

View Original PostOz wrote:trying to use Finnish grammar in English.

This is definitely the most common cause of confusion I see with non-native English speakers.

Oz wrote:That's because you have grown up using English. The children of immigrants have a tendency to learn the language of their new home much better than the immigrants themselves. Determining one's native language depends on which language one speaks in childhood (up to teenage years).

I grew up speaking both Italian and English extensively, though I guess strictly speaking the first language I learned to speak was the former. (Any English I knew upon entering pre-school was learned through television and the like.) I'm really impressed with my father's mastery of English, seeing as he came to the US well into his thirties knowing next to nothing about the language. He only makes occasional grammatical mistakes (which I gleefully correct as he does my Italian mistakes) and his accent is almost flawless. My mother, on the other hand, didn't have as much of a need to develop her English, so her accent is thick and she has trouble understanding when it's spoken quickly. I communicate almost exclusively in Italian with her. Obviously, having been properly educated in English, I consider it my primary language, but my Italian is not far behind at all in my mind.
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Postby Monk Ed » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:29 pm

View Original Postriffraff11235 wrote:I'm really impressed with my father's mastery of English, seeing as he came to the US well into his thirties knowing next to nothing about the language. He only makes occasional grammatical mistakes (which I gleefully correct as he does my Italian mistakes) and his accent is almost flawless.

Now that's just damn inspiring, and gives me hope that once I finally batten down my hatches and get serious about learning Japanese (of which I took a couple semesters back in junior college but classes can only take you so far) I'll have some success.
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Postby Justacrazyguy » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:15 am

A gift, It gave me a gift. It was a beatiful gift. Rain. Of course, I´m now completely wet, but it´s worth it. The rain makes me feel could on the outside but warm on the inside. Thank you, Rain God.

So yeah, RML
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Postby Giji Shinka » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:47 am

View Original PostJustacrazyguy wrote:A gift, It gave me a gift. It was a beatiful gift. Rain. Of course, I´m now completely wet, but it´s worth it. The rain makes me feel could on the outside but warm on the inside. Thank you, Rain God.

So yeah, RML

Well.......This was pretty creepy/beautiful/happy post. -o-;
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Postby Bomby von Bombsville » Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:01 am

Had a conversation last night about Girls' Generation with a Korean girl who was excited to have a conversation about Girls' Generation with me.

I now feel 43% less creepy about being a Girls' Generation fan.
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Postby InstrumentalityOne » Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:12 am

I don't think that anybody would feel weird about liking the biggest K-Pop ever act at this point

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Postby Oz » Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:40 am

I would have never thought that copypasting my lecture notes from a basic linguistic course would result in me getting more replies here than I have got in a long time. I guess that's RML in itself. What I should learn from this: more linguistics, less AKB. :lol:
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Postby C.A.P. » Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:44 pm

One of the question I sent to Ikuhara 2 years ago, it turns out, was indeed published into the third boxset's booklet. On the last page too.

Now I feel bad for practically stealing the first booklet onto the Internet.
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Postby riffraff11235 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:58 pm

View Original PostMonk Ed wrote:Now that's just damn inspiring, and gives me hope that once I finally batten down my hatches and get serious about learning Japanese (of which I took a couple semesters back in junior college but classes can only take you so far) I'll have some success.

I think in my dad's case it was more necessity than raw studying that did the trick. He needed to be eloquent in English in order to do well at his job. Plus, he's been immersed in American culture and language for over 20 years by now.

The best thing you could do at the level of college to help your language skills is studying abroad, I think. If I end up really liking Japanese, I'm considering spending part of my junior year in Japan.
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Postby Bomby von Bombsville » Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:43 pm

View Original PostInstrumentalityOne wrote:I don't think that anybody would feel weird about liking the biggest K-Pop ever act at this point

What if you're a 26 year-old straight non-Asian guy? Kind of has that guyish connotations... no? Probably doesn't help that the girl I'm into now is Vietnamese and the last one before her was Korean.
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Postby Catamari » Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:26 am

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I have an RML from Nuke-kun.

Nuke-kun has secured a date for his Homecoming dance. Yes, it is a she, and yes, she is adorable, though, regrettably, not Asian. Additionally, Nuke managed to to have his first kiss with this girl, whose friends proceeded to belittle him, probably for his lack of epic Jewfro.

Congratulations, Nuke-kun, on your step toward the world of manhood. May your (future) lays be fulfilling and endeavors fruitful. :salute:

Prepare for step two, electric boogaloo (use protection, FFS).

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Postby CJD » Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:48 am

Absolutely disgusting. He's making a terrible mistake, he's going to lose his shot at wizardry.
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Postby Giji Shinka » Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:25 am

View Original PostCatamari wrote:NEWS FROM BEYOND THE FORUM
I have an RML from Nuke-kun.

Nuke-kun has secured a date for his Homecoming dance. Yes, it is a she, and yes, she is adorable, though, regrettably, not Asian. Additionally, Nuke managed to to have his first kiss with this girl, whose friends proceeded to belittle him, probably for his lack of epic Jewfro.

Congratulations, Nuke-kun, on your step toward the world of manhood. May your (future) lays be fulfilling and endeavors fruitful. :salute:

Unexpected, but anyways, well done Nuke. :D
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Postby Fazmotron » Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:26 am

My house-mates are out of the state for the weekend, so I have the perfect night planned for myself.

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Postby Redtophat » Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:58 pm

Nuke is no longer a Hogwartsbro.

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Postby riffraff11235 » Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:57 am

MY NYCC TICKET IS HERE!!!

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Postby CX1329 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:07 am

Today, I went to the gym for the first time in years. It was tough, but it was quite fun at the same time. Over the next few months, I plan to go at least three times a week so that I may increase my fitness level to the point I'm able to go back to practicing Muay Thai.
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Postby Monk Ed » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:04 pm

View Original PostJune wrote:Nuke is no longer a Hogwartsbro.

Translation?
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Postby Redtophat » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:14 pm

View Original PostMonk Ed wrote:Translation?
He's wavering from the path of wizardry.


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