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Re: Warning in Lëtzebuergesch

Postby Sean of the Dead » 2008-12-24, 0:04

My guess would be [le:ɛn]; i know a thing or two about German. ;)
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Re: Warning in Lëtzebuergesch

Postby ILuvEire » 2008-12-29, 9:42

Hmm, I read about the orthography, and I want to think that it would be [leːən]
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Re: Warning in Lëtzebuergesch

Postby Pauro » 2009-02-23, 22:22

Hi again!

How should I say "to lean against the door" ("gegen die Tür lehnen")
in Lëtzebuergesch?

Any suggestions, please!

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Re: Sprachkurs (auf Deutsch)

Postby Sean of the Dead » 2009-02-24, 4:47

Saaropean, do you happen to have the grammar that used to reside on your site? You're site seems to be dead. ;)

EDIT: Great another language I like a lot but is too irregular for me to learn, because it seems to be much more irregular than German. I'll add Luxemburgish to the list, along with Polish and Latin. :cry:
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Re: Sprachkurs (auf Deutsch)

Postby Sean of the Dead » 2009-05-02, 3:29

Sean of the Dead wrote:Saaropean, do you happen to have the grammar that used to reside on your site? You're site seems to be dead. ;)

EDIT: Great another language I like a lot but is too irregular for me to learn, because it seems to be much more irregular than German. I'll add Luxemburgish to the list, along with Polish and Latin. :cry:

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Re: Lëtzebuergesch

Postby Kenny » 2009-05-11, 16:43

Just to make you jealous: a Dutch friend of mine has a Luxemburgish girlfriend and he's been learning the language with her help :P. (It's probably a hell of a lot easier if you have an incentive like that, unfortunately I don't really have any personal experience of the like.)

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Re: Lëtzebuergesch

Postby ILuvEire » 2009-05-11, 17:04

I really really like Luxembourgish, but I really have no reason to learn it...I was talking to someone from Luxembourg, and he said that no one speaks it. In Luxembourg! I don't know that I need another totally useless language, especially considering that if I went to Luxembourg, I would have no trouble finding someone that spoke French or German (or English for that matter).

I mean, like I said before, who could not love a language that counts leeën as part of its vocabulary!

Anyway, Sean, is there a grammar online? I'd like to take a look at it.
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Re: Lëtzebuergesch

Postby Sean of the Dead » 2009-05-11, 19:37

Nope, grammar is pretty much 1:1 with German, but the Unilang wiki has pronouns and stuff, along with the Wikipedia English/German page, which has more pronouns, and French page, which has verb conjugations.

There's also this for conjugating verbs, and you can usually search the German or French word for the verb too and it'll find it. :D

It is true that it's not used a lot, but most people in Luxembourg do speak it, so you can still get practice. :wink:

Also, there is a pretty large Luxembourgish group on Facebook, and I have a Luxembourgish friend on there that I stole from Danial. :twisted:
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Re: Lëtzebuergesch

Postby ILuvEire » 2009-05-11, 20:59

Ech gär hunn Lëtzebuerger!

It's like a cross between German and French!
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Re: Lëtzebuergesch

Postby Sean of the Dead » 2009-05-11, 22:17

Ech hu Lëtzebuergesch gär!* ;)

It is. Isn't it awesome? :D

I just got my German <-> Luxembourgish dictionary in the mail today, Luxdico, and it has plurals, so it's good. :wink:
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Re: Lëtzebuergesch

Postby ILuvEire » 2009-05-12, 0:57

Sean of the Dead wrote:Ech hu Lëtzebuergesch gär!* ;)

What does "gär hunn" mean? My dictionary has French <> Luxembourgish and the translation of "aimer" is "gär hunn" and nothing else. I couldn't find a translation for "gär" or "hunn." Lol. Is it V2?
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Re: Lëtzebuergesch

Postby Sean of the Dead » 2009-05-12, 1:31

Yes, that's what it means, but the "gär" goes at after the object. The German equivalent of "gär" is "gern", and "hunn" is "to have". An <n> (in this case 2)) is dropped at the end of a word, unless the next word starts with <h>, <n>, <d>, or <t>. As far as I know this applies to every word, but I'll ask my Lux. friend. 8-) :P
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Re: Lëtzebuergesch

Postby ILuvEire » 2009-05-12, 1:49

Oh, duh! So Lux. doesn't have a word for "like?"
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Re: Lëtzebuergesch

Postby Sean of the Dead » 2009-05-12, 2:07

Nope, I have no idea why, but Yiddish has lost "to like/love" too. :hmm: :(
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Re: Lëtzebuergesch

Postby Saaropean » 2009-05-28, 20:21

I added a few more pages about Luxembourgish grammar in the UniLang wiki: :D
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Re: Lëtzebuergesch

Postby Sean of the Dead » 2009-05-28, 21:59

Awesome! Are there no strong, weak, and mixed adjective inflections like in German?
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Re: Lëtzebuergesch

Postby Pauro » 2009-10-02, 12:02

Hello there!
E schéine Bonjour!

I'm at this language forum for the first time, for I need some help with the translation of a notice.
Which ending suits best (or sounds most luxembourgian) after
Keen Dreck...
1. aus der Fënster (eraus)geheien!
2. zur Fënster (eraus)geheien!
or 3. duerch d'Fënster (eraus)geheien

Is the verb "geheien" and the noun Dreck (rubbish) the most suitable here?
I'm not sure if 'eraus' should be at all attached or not...?

Looking forward to your suggestions

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Re: Lëtzebuergesch

Postby JW1 » 2009-10-16, 0:32

Et ass flott en Thread op Lëtzebuergesch hier ze fannen. Gët et vill Leit hier die Lëtzebuergesch schwätzen kënnen?
και αυτη εστιν η μαρτυρια οτι ζωην αιωνιον εδωκεν ο θεος ημιν και αυτη η ζωη εν τω υιω αυτου εστιν. ο εχων τον υιον εχει την ζωην ο μη εχων τον υιον του θεου την ζωην ουκ εχει.

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Re: Lëtzebuergesch

Postby GDJ » 2010-02-02, 18:31

I've been on holiday to Luxembourg a few times; it's the cleanest country I've ever been to. It's handy for me as I have 2 chances of making myself understood - using my French or German (and most people spoke English anyway). I was interested in the bilingual signs as we drove around, trying to work out what language Luxembourgish was related to. The alternate place names appear to be quite definately either French or German in origin, but I wouldn't have guesses that Luxembourgish was close to German.

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Re: Lëtzebuergesch

Postby JW1 » 2010-02-02, 20:47

Luxembourgish is part of the West Mosel Frankish dialect group of German. It uses a lot of French loan words and the spelling and pronounciation seem odd if you only know Hochdeutsch, but otherwise, it is very close to German.
και αυτη εστιν η μαρτυρια οτι ζωην αιωνιον εδωκεν ο θεος ημιν και αυτη η ζωη εν τω υιω αυτου εστιν. ο εχων τον υιον εχει την ζωην ο μη εχων τον υιον του θεου την ζωην ουκ εχει.


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