This is priceless

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    When did this happen?

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    I replying to you here, because I think maybe @YY will keep getting notifications since we hi-jacked her thread lol! (and I love the gif, so :b)

    Ack, that’s so true. yt is a black hole in time.

    It’s basically reading and analyzing lit from various languages (like in our case we’re required to be able to read in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English, German and French (the last two of which we have some courses in)), but going deep enough that you have to know the politics, science, psychology theories, music, art etc of the time it’s written in. Eg this is a German Lit 1888-1908 exam and besides fiction we also read Nietzsche and Freud, Darwin’s theories, Wagner have been mentioned etc. I think the short introduction here makes much more sense than my explanation lol:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparative_literature

    LOL. Study-tired or just not as excited with the field of study as you thought you’d be? πŸ˜› Can’t say it sounds like something I’d want to study, but I know a lot of people studying biochemistry and similar things and I can see why someone else would like it haha ^^

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      Hahah I kept on meaning to do that too but I kept on forgetting to😛 I love it too, his laugh brings a grin to my face!

      Woahhhh so you have to pretty much know all those languages for this course? Ahh I love French, how do you find it? I never realised it could be such a broad course, that you basically have to cover more than two subjects😧 At least it’ll mean you won’t be bored that easily?

      I’ve got an excuse for you to come on here more😎 you can come and analyse dramas or evaluate the psychology behind why characters behave as noble idiots and all those hospital politics in every medical drama (this is me rambling hahaha- you should definitely stop me)

      I’m actually retaking some exams to try and get better grades😪 So all the stuff I’m doing is stuff I’ve done before, I’m just trying to revise it! I just miss being creative at times so I try to do that in my hobbies but I don’t really have that much time to do that right now

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        Yep. But Norwegian is so close to Danish that reading it is hardly any difference – Swedish is supposedly the same, but I know a lot of people including myself who’d argue otherwise lol. I’m horrible at Swedish 🙈 We only have to be able to read in them, so we don’t learn pronunciation or anything. French starts the upcoming semester, can’t wait! I’ve only had a teeny tiny bit of it before, so it’ll be fun!

        With course do you mean field of study? Sometimes the English words for these kind of things confuse me, especially since the Danish, English and American educational systems are all different 😅
        Comp Lit is really broad yes, that’s part of why I love it! I have so many interests and now the only one not included in my studies is math haha.

        Lol! Believe me, I use that excuse a lot πŸ˜‰ Pretty much every time I watch or read something, I’m like “it’s for my studies, I learn stuff, ’tis fine” 😂

        Eep! That sounds exhausting O.O

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          Are the words slightly different or the pronunciation slightly different, is that why? It’s the same for me with Cantonese and mandarin- people say that picking up the latter is easier if you know one of them but it so wasn’t for me haha

          Oh yeah, that’s what I meant by course! It’s funny because my cousin came over from Australia and when we were talking I had to get her to explain bc I got confused and vice versa haha. I did maths last year and I think was my favourite out the three that I did!

          It’s a legit excuse hahaha😛

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            Norwegian and Swedish are much more sing-songy where as Danish sounds really harsh. Even Norwegian can be a bit hard for me to understand when spoking, but when written the words are basically the same. Swedish however… man… they have some weird words sometimes haha! There’s no guessing what they’re trying to tell me πŸ˜›

            You speak cantonese and mandarin? That’s so cool!!

            Haha, guess even native English speakers get confused πŸ˜›

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          I’m so sorry for my late reply, I’ve been off DB while I was finishing exams!

          Languages are so interesting to learn so I definitely want to try and pick one up over summer. I’ve already made like a summer checklist to try and make it so I’m more productive instead of staying at home watching dramas lol (as much I do love doing it)

          I think that’s a similar principle for mandarin and Cantonese then bc some words are the same but some words are totally different. Also there’s some words which sound similar but the way they’re spoken are completely different!

          How are your studies going, have you finished exams yet?😎

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            No worries, I figured as much ^^ How did it go??

            Respect! I’m mostly just planning on doing lots of reading and chilling in the sun hehe. What language are you thinking of trying?

            I finished them a few weeks ago and then had lots of important, practical stuff to do, so I’m only now getting to relax a little. I feel like sleeping all the time lol, I’m so exhausted after all that exam-stress πŸ˜›

            (Lol at my typo in the previous reply btw, it was supposed to be ‘spoken’ not ‘spoking, obviously haha :b )

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          I’ve definitely got mixed feelings about them lol but I can’t do anything until results days

          There’ll be days when I’m doing that too because I’ll be too tempted not to haha. I love reading but honestly haven’t read since last summer so I’m going to be getting through some books in this one😎 I think I’m going to either try Spanish or Korean. Ooh have you started French yet?

          After my exam this morning I was flailing a little lol, I just have so much time on my hands. I’m quite busy the next few days though bc I’ve got birthday cakes to bake😋 so I wish I could sleep more. Go relaaaax, and soak in those sun rays 🌞

          Hahaha I didn’t even see that typo, it sounds like a legit word though

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