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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-04-29, 21:46

There was a time when I also wished I spoke Italian better for the same reason (I had a few colleagues who spoke it).

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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby Yasna » 2018-05-10, 14:32

Time to get back to Persian. Fuck you Trump.
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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby linguoboy » 2018-05-10, 15:03

vijayjohn wrote:There was a time when I also wished I spoke Italian better for the same reason (I had a few colleagues who spoke it).

I know one devastatingly cute guy who speaks it. Sometimes that's enough.
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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-05-13, 18:44

Yasna wrote:Time to get back to Persian. Fuck you Trump.

This reminds me that my cousin's father-in-law recently came back from Iran.

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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby voron » 2018-05-14, 10:10

I visited a Lycian necropolis while I was in Antalya:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myra

and it made me wanderlust for Lycian a bit.

Interestingly, I don't get captivated at all by Ottoman and the Ottoman history of Turkey, but the old Anatolian civilizations and their languages (Hittite, Luwian etc) seem very attractive. It's a shame I didn't visit the Anatolian civilizations museum in Ankara when I went there to take my Turkish exam. They have a lot of exhibits with inscriptions in these languages.
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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-05-14, 20:13

voron wrote:Interestingly, I don't get captivated at all by Ottoman and the Ottoman history of Turkey, but the old Anatolian civilizations and their languages (Hittite, Luwian etc) seem very attractive.

Aren't the old Anatolian civilizations more unique to Anatolia? Whereas the Ottomans seem to have been heavily influenced by Persian(ate) culture.

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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby dEhiN » 2018-05-14, 21:52

The Anatolian culture and languages, especially Hittite, completely fascinate me. On Academia.edu, for a little while I was even perusing / skimming through papers related to Hittite, the Anatolian languages, and their relation to Proto Indo-European.
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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby księżycowy » 2018-05-14, 21:59

+2. For me it's more of an extension of my fascination with Akkadian and Sumerian (languages, and respective cultures/history).

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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-05-14, 23:16

Hittite is sooo overrated. Hattian and the Hurro-Urartian languages are where it's at. 8-)

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EDIT: Hattian and the Hurro-Urartian Languages almost sounds like the name of a rock band. :rotfl:
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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby Karavinka » 2018-05-14, 23:16

Good luck, you kinda need to know some Akkadian and Sumerian to read Hittite, with their Sumerograms and Akkadograms.

Lycian should be more accessible in that sense though, if you could find sufficient materials.
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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-05-15, 0:17

Karavinka wrote:Good luck, you kinda need to know some Akkadian and Sumerian to read Hittite, with their Sumerograms and Akkadograms.

I'm guessing that's part of the reason why, for księżycowy, it's an extension of his fascination with Akkadian and Sumerian?

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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby księżycowy » 2018-05-15, 0:31

I assumed Karavinka was mainly directing that at dEhiN.

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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-05-17, 4:01

Oh, OK. :)

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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby Lur » 2018-05-26, 17:36

Probably the occasional Slavic/Baltic/North Germanic thing, I'm guessing because of knowing barely anything about those. But I have no idea what to do, what to read, and what I'd like out of all of that.

I don't count anything Uralic as wanderlust anymore :lol:

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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-05-27, 21:01

Are you learning Finnish now? Or were you doing that before and I just forgot?

I know barely anything about Baltic myself, but probably the one North Germanic language I'm most familiar with is Swedish because of TY Swedish, which I happened to buy once. The first Slavic language I studied was Russian, which of course is also the one with the most speakers. The only other Slavic language I've seriously studied so far is Serbo-Croatian (because my cousin got married in Croatia to a Croatian whose parents were apparently monolingual in Croatian and I went for the wedding).

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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby voron » 2018-05-30, 1:49

I met a group of guys from Afghanistan (we spoke in Turkish), and it made me slightly wanderlust for Pashto.

I've already been called a spy a number of times (and once by the police) because of my ability to speak Turkish, Kurmanji and Syrian Arabic; I guess adding Pashto to the list would only make it worse. :D

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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby france-eesti » 2018-05-31, 13:12

Hey wanderlusting on (ro) Romanian(ro)!

I played a few games on "50 languages" and found out I liked Romanian :partyhat: But hey isn't Hungarian enough? 8-)
OK stop it and go back to work :lol: :lol:
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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby Ciarán12 » 2018-05-31, 13:16

france-eesti wrote:Hey wanderlusting on (ro) Romanian(ro)!

I played a few games on "50 languages" and found out I liked Romanian :partyhat: But hey isn't Hungarian enough? 8-)
OK stop it and go back to work :lol: :lol:


Romanian is an interesting one for Romance speakers because it's the odd one out, so that makes some sense. I was wanderlusting for it a bit when I first discovered the "LearnRomanian WithNico" channel on YT.
I wonder what got you interested in Hungarian though...?

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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby n8an » 2018-05-31, 16:35

voron wrote:I met a group of guys from Afghanistan (we spoke in Turkish)


How? :?:

I've already been called a spy a number of times (and once by the police) because of my ability to speak Turkish, Kurmanji and Syrian Arabic; I guess adding Pashto to the list would only make it worse. :D


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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby voron » 2018-05-31, 18:20

n8an wrote:
voron wrote:I met a group of guys from Afghanistan (we spoke in Turkish)


How? :?:

We are in Istanbul, many people who've been living here sufficiently long know Turkish.

Or maybe I don't understand what your question is about?


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