Wow Kevin, I’m blushing, thank you for your nice words, it means a lot as someone who’s not a native English speaker. I’m just like you in that regard, I mean in Hungarian too, that’s just how I can express myself the best. Which I’ve found out can be too much in situations, especially, but it’s just how I am, and I’m happy this way.
As I’ve already said our school system sucked balls (pardon my French), I hated it, it was more focused on dry-learning words and remembering long texts for exams rather than practicing conversing and stuff. And they regard only the exams as the way to determine progress, so you can imagine how bad it is. My spoken English therefore is pretty abysmal compared to my written.
My aunt who lives in Fort Worth, Texas speaks mostly Hungarian to my cousins, so they’re pretty good in Hungarian, and they were always the ones to visit us, we never went to the US as a family, which meant that growing up they spoke Hungarian to us all the time. I was the only one in the family seriously learning English, so I listened to my cousins when they were speaking with each other, which has prepared me for the more hard-core accents
Nowadays I’m more inclined to speak to them in English, but we just don’t communicate that much.
I took my EU Standard English exam in 2004 when I was 16, and looking back at it, the bar for that exam was pretty low, I know people who can’t really write one proper English sentence using more than 3 words who still has this certification. I was much worse back then, but still got 100% in reading comprehension, 90+ in writing and listening, but only around 50% in speaking. The thing I like about writing is that I have the time to correct myself and you can read it in any voice you want, so I can be Morgan Freeman if you want But I can imagine that it takes me twice as much time to write something this complex than you.
I’m a bit shy when I have to speak, even in Hungarian, I literally had fallen in love with my first girlfriend in writing as she was living 200km away from me and we had met in a forum. I’m self-conscious about my accent and lisp and everything. I can speak, so it’s not that bad, but I still have much to learn and I’m not yet satisfied with that as much as I am with my written English.
Thanks again, you really made my day And I’m looking forward to your more complex unfiltered ramblings
Hey @Spica, I experienced the same issue, what I’ve found out is that I could only change the sub lengths and stuff if I’ve already had an approved subtitle on the video and you go back to change it.