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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT and ADD
« on: July 10, 2007, 04:40:56 PM »
I have ADHD and I take 20mg of Focalin XR. What I do when I have a big test (or anything else I absolutely MUST focus on), I take my medicine about an hour before the test. If I take it too soon, it wears off in the middle of my test. If I take it too late, then I don't start off too well. It's worked with my LSAT prep tests (started doing those again, oh yay) and it worked okay when I took the real LSAT. My only problem was that I ended up finishing all the sections early and rushing rather than not having enough time. My prep test scores are in the mid-to-high 160's when I take the whole 35 minutes for each section.

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I wish I had a pet dinosaur... I could name it Princess Floofycuddles and give it a pink studded collar.

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I'm having NONE. I don't like kids unless I can give them back to their owners when they get cranky and annoying. I'd be a horrible mother and I'm not sorry about that.

You sound like you would be a horrible mother.


And you would be right. At least I realized this before having kids.

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Oooooh, I wish I still spoke Hebrew! I took Hebrew classes for a while until I was 15 and then I moved to a new city where I stopped. So now I can follow along in a prayer service but I couldn't have any sort of conversation.

I'm starting to learn Korean, though, which rocks.

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I'm having NONE. I don't like kids unless I can give them back to their owners when they get cranky and annoying. I'd be a horrible mother and I'm not sorry about that.

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puedo hablar contigo en espanol... si quieres hablar   8)

Yo tambien!!! Llevo casi 14 anos estudiando el castellano, y vivi en Madrid por un ano- uso "vosotros" porque vivi con gemelas en Madrid, que tenian 12 anos, y identificaron mas o menos como una sola persona!  ;D

me encanta hablar en espanol, y me alegro hacerlo.
Dos otras personas, ¡qué bueno! Nunca he visitado un país de habla hispana, pero me encantaría viajar a Chile. Me parece que los dialectos bajeños son fascinantes.

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test your linguistic ability:

1. trevor wrestled gustav
2. trevor stopped wrestling gustav

both sentences suggest that trevor started wrestling gustav, continued to do so for some stretch of time, then stopped at some time before the present. what's the semantic difference between the two sentences?
In the first sentence, since the past tense is already there, one can conclude that Trevor stopped wrestling Gustav without it actually being said explicitly.

In the second sentence, it's the other way around.

Not bad for someone who never actually took a Semantics class.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: I would like to point this out...
« on: July 04, 2007, 12:06:51 AM »
Stupid mistakes are absolutely the reason I blew the June test. If I've learned anything it's that I can't be too careful when it comes to the LSAT.

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geek away. what kind of morphemes are you into? me, i've got a thing for the agentive -er.
Right now I'm digging the morphemic changes in preterit verb endings from Old English up through Present-Day English.

Oh yeah, and the first-sound shift in Germanic languages, aka Grimm's Law. I spent 20 minutes explaining it to my boyfriend because it was fun.

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Just like the title says. I'm looking for proof that I'm not the only foreign language or linguistics major on this board. I'm a Spanish/Applied Linguistics major. It's "Applied" linguistics because I'm studying various applications for linguistics in the real world. Unfortunately, it's geared towards language teaching and I'd much rather do translation/analytical linguistics. And law, but being a linguistics professor is my alternate career.

Anyone else wanna geek it up with me and talk about phonemes and Chomsky and morphology? :D  ;D

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