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Re: learning foreign languages

Post by jayen_aitch » Sat May 17, 2008 5:39 pm

ahhhh, what's the word?

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Re: learning foreign languages

Post by cuppie » Sat May 17, 2008 5:48 pm

i don't have a clue. my cousin studied farsi for the navy and he told me that. he could have been making it up. what else would the US military do but LIE TO YOU?

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Re: learning foreign languages

Post by Life on Deck » Tue May 20, 2008 1:46 pm

Me and meepmeep are going to watch This is England in a bit, and the dvd has Swedish subtitles. This is going to send my learning the lingo into a new hemisphere.
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Re: learning foreign languages

Post by jayen_aitch » Tue May 20, 2008 2:48 pm

Aggi on the Mezzanine wrote:This is going to send my learning the lingo into a new hemisphere.
Australasia?

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Re: learning foreign languages

Post by Life on Deck » Tue May 20, 2008 3:27 pm

There was a new man in my SFI today and he comes from Australia. He had a face like a foot.
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Re: learning foreign languages

Post by jayen_aitch » Tue May 20, 2008 3:46 pm

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Post by Life on Deck » Tue May 20, 2008 3:48 pm

This is probably a picture of Michael Foot from 1961. He's never aged. He's always looked like that.
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Re: learning foreign languages

Post by jayen_aitch » Tue May 20, 2008 4:03 pm

I wonder if he knows anything about Olof Palme. They must have been at the top of their respective games at the same time.

Look at his eyes, he looks like a man who knows something.

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Re: learning foreign languages

Post by meepmeep » Tue May 20, 2008 4:12 pm

jayen_aitch wrote:I wonder if he knows anything about Olof Palme. They must have been at the top of their respective games at the same time.

Look at his eyes, he looks like a man who knows something.
It's funny that you should mention Olof Palme when talking about foot-faces. It's generally this former Swedish prime minister that is said to resemble a foot/sole of a shoe:

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Post by jayen_aitch » Tue May 20, 2008 4:18 pm

Awwww, poor guy, although I can sort of see it.

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Re: learning foreign languages

Post by meepmeep » Mon May 26, 2008 8:52 pm

I borrowed a Greek/Swedish dictionary from the library today, to start preparing fot the Greek course I'm doing at uni this summer and just looking at it has made me scared. It's going to take me days, probably even weeks, to just get the hang of the Greek alphabet! Has anyone got any suggestions on how to do it, like ways I could practice or someting? Just to learn the alphabet, I mean.
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Re: learning foreign languages

Post by Sootyzilla » Mon May 26, 2008 9:04 pm

meepmeep wrote: It's going to take me days, probably even weeks, to just get the hang of the Greek alphabet! Has anyone got any suggestions on how to do it, like ways I could practice or someting? Just to learn the alphabet, I mean.
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Re: learning foreign languages

Post by meepmeep » Mon May 26, 2008 9:21 pm

That's what I'm trying right now. Hopefully it'll work.

Also, does anyone know how to type with Greek letters without a Greek keyboard? For instance, how do I type something in Word? Or something like this, on the internet?
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Re: learning foreign languages

Post by let it ride » Mon May 26, 2008 9:32 pm

I can ask my sister, part of her (first) degree was doing Ancient Greek, so I'm sure she encountered some of these issues.
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Re: learning foreign languages

Post by RITH » Mon May 26, 2008 9:38 pm

In Word all the Greek symbols are in... ehm, 'Symbols'. Choose Greek from the drop down menu in there. That's not at all convenient for actually typing things in Greek though.

But it works, see:

Δηννις

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Re: learning foreign languages

Post by RITH » Mon May 26, 2008 9:39 pm

I had Ancient Greek for three years in highschool, and I forgot at least 95% of everything I knew.

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Re: learning foreign languages

Post by meepmeep » Mon May 26, 2008 9:42 pm

Thanks. I figured that out with Greek in Word, I had the feeling that was how to do it, and now I've made a little directory of which letter is on which key. And I'm working on a memory game for learning the letters and how they are proununced and all that.

Astrid! Your sister doesn't happen to still have any of her Greek books by any chance? I really want to avoid buying this Greek grammar book we will be using, because it's £85! So I'm hoping to borrow them or buy them used.
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Re: learning foreign languages

Post by meepmeep » Mon May 26, 2008 9:44 pm

RITH wrote:Δηννις
Does that say Dennis? If it does I've got some serious interpreting skills! haha
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Re: learning foreign languages

Post by RITH » Mon May 26, 2008 9:51 pm

meepmeep wrote:
RITH wrote:Δηννις
Does that say Dennis? If it does I've got some serious interpreting skills! haha
Haha, yes that's supposed to say Dennis. Then again, what do I know?

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Re: learning foreign languages

Post by let it ride » Mon May 26, 2008 10:25 pm

meepmeep wrote: Astrid! Your sister doesn't happen to still have any of her Greek books by any chance? I really want to avoid buying this Greek grammar book we will be using, because it's £85! So I'm hoping to borrow them or by them used.
Hmmm, I seriously doubt it, as she was 19 or 20 when she did it and she's now turning 29 and has had about a gazillion moves + a trip around the world (= narrowing down stuff they have while they are away), but I can always check with her tomorrow via the wonderful medium of facebook.
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