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Amikeco



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:47 am    Post subject: Mülleimer Reply with quote

kota wrote:
Yes, just enough to for me to get familiar with the language.

I get the feeling, however, that German is hard to learn.

Ah, I see you are learning several languages. What for? Even the dead languages?

And which language did you find most appealing?


Russian I wanted to learn since my childhood (as an Easterner you had more chances to listen to it), and now, after school, I have the chance to do so.

There are way too many languages I'm interested in. :lol:

- Low Saxon (back to the roots Razz), Norwegian, Icelandic and Yiddish, though Jamtlandic and Faroese also look exciting Very Happy - I can understand written Low Saxon, Dutch, Yiddish (when Latin letters are used), and easier Norwegian, Swedish and Danish - even a bit Jamtlandic and Icelandic.
- Russian (here again: back to the roots Very Happy) , Serbian (it's such a neat language with a unique way to write Cyrillic), Polish, and maybe Ukrainian (it's a kind of bridging language between Russian and Polish) and Sorbian (both Sorbian languages are somehow like archaic Polish) - I can already understand easier texts in all of them.
- French, Spanish, Romanian, though Catalan and Provençal also look interesting - I have mainly a passive knowledge of French Sad but at least I can understand easier written Spanish, Catalan and Provençal, and basic Romanian.
- Esperanto, it looks cool, it sounds cool, and it is relatively easy, though my knowledge is also mainly passive because I have no time for continuing right now. There is a living culture behind it with mostly progressive speakers. It is very unlikely to find racists or something like that in the Esperanto culture because of its inner idea of bridging cultures.

- And then there are also languages outside the Indo-European branch like Japanese - it looks cool, it sounds cool, and it has an interesting culture behind. Smile Oh, and Turkish is interesting as well!

- There are also dead languages I'm interested in like Latin (I need to learn it for university), Old English, and Old and Middle High German.

I should better stop now before I start listing all 6800 languages plus all the known dead languages of the world. Laughing No, I'm not interested in all languages, but my wish list is already too long to achieve. Rolling Eyes
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kota



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What will you do with all these languages? Teach them? What do you call your course?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With your knowledge of so many languages you can now write about their commonalities. You can also freely write about the characteristics of language in general. There must be things that you can see in them that the ordinary citizen does not.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried to look for the meaning of Mülleimer and it means "dust bin."
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kota wrote:
I tried to look for the meaning of Mülleimer and it means "dust bin."


That's right! Laughing I've named the thread that way because the section needs a thread where you can write about everything.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amikeco,
I tried to enlarge your avatar to clearly understand what it is.

I think it's a cat curled up sleeping.

Unfortunately, I could not find CAT in the German picture dictionary.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it looks like a die Katze on a large branch of a tree.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a "short-eared elephant-shrew"; in German: (der) Kurzohrrüsselspringer. Very Happy My mother had taken the picture.


Here a few more information: http://www.africanfauna.com/shortearedelephantshrew.php.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, cute! But it has a very long name! It sounds like corrupted English, though.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's its correct English name. It's Latin name is "Macroscelides proboscideus".
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amikeco,
How do you read this? I found this in a model of buying behavior that I'm studying -

䦋㌌㏒㧀좈໱琰茞ᓀ㵂Ü

EDIT: The question marks are actually just squares or boxes.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see a couple of Chinese signs, an Inuit letter, a big "Ü" and a lower case "L", and a thin "o" and a "g" written in another font, and just one question mark - I guess I have more fonts installed than you; I wonder which one is missing, though.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried recopying. I found out this site converts the squares to question marks.

Never mind. I'll just use gestalt to understand it. It's related to buyer behavior and different brands.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amikeco,
What language is this?

"Preiļu siers" un "Tosmares kuģubūvētava" plano sakt koteet savas akcijas, bet "Rīgas kinostudija" un viesnīca "Latvija" atgriezties RFB. Atbildēt » ...

I found this in the LHV - Forumi. I think LHV stands for Lõhmus Haavel & Viisemann. What does it mean?

What about koteet? This is my name.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, I'm studying so slow. I'm doing research, you know.

But I'm not a slow learner.

Why does the letter b in German specialized as in -

der Fuß

Why? Is this to emphasize intensity of sound and stress?
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