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Now majoring in math, linguistics, and Asian studies, with a concentration in Japanese, at University of Tennessee, with minors in English, German, history, and computer science.

I read a lot, and all over the place, content-wise. I also have a bad tendency to use German grammar in my English writing...which actually works pretty well for me.

It's not my fault I was only formally exposed to grammar when I started learning German.

Calculus is totally sexy, and I would probably marry Gottfried Leibnitz if he were still alive. And just to cement my awesome dorkiness to the world: I decided I wanted to study linguistics after I read The Lord of the Rings and found out Tolkien was a philologist. That was the only reason I ever went on a language kick. Before that I was an art/history nerd, with emphasis on the art. Who knows why?

Fate is inexorable.


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answered What are some techniques to get me up to speed with German Grammar?
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comment Contemporary music to learn vocabulary from?
I listened to a lot of Wiseguys in my high school German class. :)
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comment Good online resources for improving German over Summer Vacation?
+1! I've used all of these at one time or another. :)
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comment Is there a German sound that is similarly difficult for English speakers as th is for German speakers?
...Not to horrify anyone, but I have to say, I assumed it was pronounced the same way as latex. Non-computer person here...XD
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comment How can I better learn noun genders?
If you're curious, this seems pretty similar to the "method of loci" I learned about in a psychology class a couple of years ago.
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comment Is there a German sound that is similarly difficult for English speakers as th is for German speakers?
Indeed. I'll point out that with reading, all of the umlaut vowels cause problems. English doesn't have any diacritic marks, and so some people seem almost incapable of figuring out how to look for the umlaut when they're reading and just guess.
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answered Good online resources for improving German over Summer Vacation?
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comment Polite alternatives to “Grüß Gott”?
Just for the record, I've never met a fellow American who'd apologise for saying "good morning" at five in the afternoon, or any other time...Or expect an apology at hearing it either. :P
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answered How can I better learn noun genders?
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