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I'm a student majoring in Languages (branch: Linguistics), currently working as a freelance translator. I've recently discovered Dropbox and I'm going to use it for my needs! :)

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Languages, Movies (Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Tarantino, etc.), Music, 3D Graphics, books and so on.

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Languages List                       Languages with * = learning on my own

Mother Tongue: Italian, Sardinian;
Fluent: English, Spanish;
Less Fluent: French, German, Russian;
Learning: Japanese*, Chinese*, Swedish*, Greek*, Finnish*;
Willing to learn: Welsh, Korean, Dutch, Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi [to be continued]

Me gusta el Español.
J'aime le Français.
Deutsch gefällt mir.
Мне нравится Русский язык.
私は日本語が好きです。
我爱中文。
Jag älskar Svenska.


Apr
11
comment Capitalization of “Internet”
@PaulDraper That might be because "web browser" is a common noun, not a proper noun. The actual web browsers are capitalized though. I think that's the difference there. :D But yeah, I think that "internet" might lose the capital and probably it's already happening.
Mar
29
comment About the etymology of Bachelor
@JoePineda Archaic? Interesting, it's regularly used in Italy. Not really in informal speech but still.
Mar
26
awarded  Yearling
Mar
4
awarded  differences
Jan
7
comment What is the origin of the word “Latin”?
@Oldcat If I remember correctly the map was supposed more to show the current map rather than the old region division. :P
Dec
20
revised What are your favorite English language tools?
Changed from "reference" to "source" to keep consistency with the rest of the site.
Dec
16
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
21
awarded  meaning
Sep
11
comment Should I use “authoress” for a feminine author?
@DKelly Well, I'm not the one who neuters nouns. As far as I know, what the dictionary states is usually the current situation defined by users. So if the dictionary says that a term is rare, it means that usually the speakers don't use it. Now, my current dictionary says nothing about it being sexist, etc., it's possible that its use is changing through time. :) Feel free to link me sources on this topic.
Aug
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
2
comment What's the difference between grammar and syntax?
@becko You can flag it and then choose "custom" and write there that you'd like to migrate it. :)
Mar
26
awarded  Yearling
Mar
11
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
6
comment Why was the “th” combination chosen for the “th” sound?
@Billare I haven't seen you on Linguistics yet, did you lose interest? :) Just wondering.
Jan
6
revised Why was the “th” combination chosen for the “th” sound?
deleted 5 characters in body
Jan
6
awarded  Enlightened