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What do you do for a living?

Grade school student
11
46%
College/University student
6
25%
Graduate student
0
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Blue-collar work
0
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White-collar work
5
21%
Homemaker
0
No votes
Nothing right now, but I'm looking for work
1
4%
Nothing, and I'm happy with that
1
4%
 
Total votes : 24

Re: What do you do for a living?

Postby Talib » Wed 20 Jan 2010 8:00 pm

Why? That's like saying "MA in Slavic studies - Old Bulgarian and Greek."
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postby Delodephius » Wed 20 Jan 2010 8:40 pm

It makes perfect sense because I assume someone made a mistake, either accidentally or on purpose.
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postby Talib » Wed 20 Jan 2010 11:22 pm

Why would somebody make that mistake on purpose.
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postby Delodephius » Wed 20 Jan 2010 11:27 pm

I didn't say it was on purpose. Maybe someone just doesn't know Turkic is not an Arabic language. Nothing confusing about that.
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postby Declan » Thu 21 Jan 2010 1:02 am

I'm a student too, in my final year of secondary school. Next year I hope to study engineering (undenominated for a year, and then I'll join a second year denominated). Linguistics is also a hobby for me, and my interest in it stems from cryptology and that I study Irish, French and German.
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postby Neqitan » Thu 21 Jan 2010 2:23 am

"Arabistics"-> Middle Eastern Studies?
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postby Talib » Thu 21 Jan 2010 3:00 am

I didn't say it was on purpose.
Actually, you did.

It makes perfect sense because I assume someone made a mistake, either accidentally or on purpose.
Maybe someone just doesn't know Turkic is not an Arabic language. Nothing confusing about that.
No, but you should probably know that if you have a degree in it.
Neqitan wrote:"Arabistics"-> Middle Eastern Studies?
Yes, I think so.
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postby Delodephius » Thu 21 Jan 2010 3:29 am

Talib wrote:
I didn't say it was on purpose.
Actually, you did.
It makes perfect sense because I assume someone made a mistake, either accidentally or on purpose.

I said it was on purpose, I didn't say it was... Hm... something is not right with this sentence. I came across this before, I just don't know what's the problem. Sometimes to me it feels perfectly natural to say something is while meaning it isn't. Just like now, it's raining outside but I don't mind if someone would say it is not raining even if I see it is with my own eyes. Strange indeed.

Talib wrote:
Maybe someone just doesn't know Turkic is not an Arabic language. Nothing confusing about that.
No, but you should probably know that if you have a degree in it.

Well probably, your not required to though.
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postby Talib » Thu 21 Jan 2010 4:07 am

Delodephius wrote:I said it was on purpose, I didn't say it was... Hm... something is not right with this sentence. I came across this before, I just don't know what's the problem. Sometimes to me it feels perfectly natural to say something is while meaning it isn't. Just like now, it's raining outside but I don't mind if someone would say it is not raining even if I see it is with my own eyes. Strange indeed.
What?
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Re: What do you do for a living?

Postby Babbler » Thu 21 Jan 2010 4:43 am

I'm just a regular old university student.
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Second language: Français

That's it. :(
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