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#199116 - 04/14/11 08:57 AM Linguistic therapy
Candy Offline
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#199123 - 04/14/11 11:10 AM Re: Linguistic therapy [Re: Candy]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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Those little grammar things can really gnaw at a person.
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#199127 - 04/14/11 04:08 PM Re: Linguistic therapy [Re: Candy]
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Registered: 03/25/11
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Loc: Oregon
For some people the dictionary is a remedy for insomnia. For others...it's a page turner.

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#199129 - 04/14/11 06:54 PM Re: Linguistic therapy [Re: obihave]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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Just a reference for me......or a door stop.
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#199132 - 04/14/11 08:39 PM Re: Linguistic therapy [Re: obihave]
olly Offline
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Registered: 12/18/06
Posts: 956
Loc: Auckland, New Zealand
For others...it's a page turner.
And for others its a click.

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#199134 - 04/14/11 08:53 PM Re: Linguistic therapy [Re: olly]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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I'll stick with page turner.......
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#199147 - 04/15/11 07:11 AM Re: Linguistic therapy [Re: Candy]
Faldage Offline
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Back when I was a kid, you put me down with a dictionary and I'd have forgotten the word I was looking up by the time I'd made it through the dozen byways I'd gotten off on before finding the word I was looking for.

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#199148 - 04/15/11 07:31 AM Re: Linguistic therapy [Re: Faldage]
Avy Offline
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Registered: 06/23/00
Posts: 724
I have individual relationships with my various dictionaries. A Marathi to English - I hate - it never helps. So many words I have not found in it. A big urdu(nastaliq) to English I like but it is an effort since my nastaliq is not too good and the dictionary is huge. I have a teeny tiny Urdu (devanagri) to English which I love! It never fails me. It seems written for poetry. Any difficult urdu word in a poem I will find in this dictionary even though it is just 3"x 3". My English-sanksrit is like a wise old man. It is there for me when I need it, which is not that often.

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#199165 - 04/15/11 11:13 AM Re: Linguistic therapy [Re: Avy]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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I really envy you that many languages. It has to be so
refreshing.
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#199167 - 04/15/11 11:21 AM Re: Linguistic therapy [Re: Avy]
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one problem I have with researching obscure words is that I have just too many dictionaries to search through in attempting to find them - and too often none of them are helpful. (this situation often leads directly to one of my "mystery word" posts.)

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