TAC 2018 - Vijay

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby księżycowy » 2018-01-11, 18:09

vijayjohn wrote:I have no idea what you're talking about, księżycowy-sama. :whistle:

Fixed that for you.

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-01-11, 18:50

So I'm done with French and am about to move on to doing German. I wonder whether I'll end up finishing up German in a day or two as well.

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-01-12, 6:00

Omg I just discovered a country song in Swiss Standard German in an Austrian movie from the 60s with yodeling in it (and Wikipedia mistakenly says the movie's from West Germany)! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: I am SO posting it on the German songs thread!

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby księżycowy » 2018-01-12, 21:54

What do you got for Marshallese, Vijay-chan?

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-01-12, 21:58

Nothing more than you? :P

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby księżycowy » 2018-01-12, 22:13

What do I pay for for!?

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-01-12, 22:50

Between Marshallese and Somali? Isn't Somali the one that you're more interested in between those two?

I'd probably pick Marshallese, though. Maybe you can get Somali and I can get Marshallese. :twisted: And then we can share! :<3:

"How do you say 'hi' in Somali, księżycowy-sama?"
"Meowwwww! How do you say it in Marshallese, Vijay-chan?"
"Meowwwww!"

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby księżycowy » 2018-01-13, 0:24

「こんにちは」はソマリ語 で「waryaa」だニャ。
「こんにちは」はマーシャル語何だニャ。
*ニャー、ニャー*

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-01-13, 3:48

Connie Chihuahua?

*very high-pitched voice*
ニャーン! マーシャル語で「こんにちは」は「yokwe」だニャ。
*ニャー、ニャー*

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby księżycowy » 2018-01-13, 21:13

I thought we were frenemies, Vijay-san! :doggy:

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-01-13, 21:25

:twisted:

Meanwhile, it looks like I'm about to move on to Latin (unless someone posts something in the German forum before I manage to post something in Latin, of course...as usual).

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-01-14, 1:32

Goddammit, Egeria! How did you end up writing a sentence this long?!
Et quoniam nobis ita erat iter, ut prius montem Dei ascenderemus, qui hinc paret, quia unde veniebamus melior ascensus erat, et illinc denuo ad illud caput vallis descenderemus, id est ubi rubus erat, quia melior descensus montis Dei erat inde: itaque ergo hoc placuit ut, visis omnibus quae desiderabamus, descendentes a monte Dei, ubi est rubus veniremus, et inde totum per mediam vallem ipsem, qua iacet in longo, rediremus ad iter cum hominibus Dei, qui nobis singula loca, quae scripta sunt, per ipsam vallem ostendebat, sicut et factum est.

Ohh, wait! Does the second et mean etiam 'even'? That would make more sense...

Wait, no, it wouldn't! Because descenderemus is subjunctive because of the ut at the very beginning of the passage...So it was just as I feared: Egeria is high af (lol jk) and everything before the colon...is an incomplete sentence.

WTF MEDIEVAL LATIN! :doggy:

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-01-14, 18:51

I think I'll start doing Portuguese today. I just finished trying to explain the logic behind the Khmer script in German to this Croatian guy on Reddit. I used German because we just happened to meet on a thread I created for talking in German on r/german (where he asked). :P Otherwise, I would've just used Croatian (or I suppose English, if we had started out speaking that).

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-01-15, 22:09

I never said this, but thanks to Google Books, I finally managed to sort of make sense of wtf Egeria was actually saying. I'm going through some of the exercises in Basic Chinese for Chapter 13, started posting in Portuguese, and also wrote a comment in Latin on r/latin.

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby dEhiN » 2018-01-16, 21:49

WTF??!! I totally missed that you had started a 2018 TAC thread until like 15 minutes ago. I have to say: trying to catch up on 7 pages of missed content, particularly between you and kzie-somethingsomethingPolishsounding, is like starting an American serial that's on season 8 and trying to play catch up before the current season ends! Dammit, just think of all the missed opportunities to throw my fifty cents in. (I would've said two cents, but in my humble opinion, my two cents are worth fifty due to inflation! :D)

vijayjohn wrote:Self-correction btw: I'm not the only active Dravidian guy on this forum. ;)

You never said you were, did you? You only expressed outrage at kzie-somethingsomethingPolishsounding for hating on retroflex consonants. Though I don't get his outrage; I mean the [ʂ] in ursäkta sounds so pretty. And think of the dance your tongue has to do to pronounce a beautiful Tamil word like தொழிற்பாடு [t̪oɻitpaːɖɯ] - dental to retroflex to alveolar to retroflex again.
My TAC for 2018.

(en-ca) (ta-lk) (fr) (es) (pt-br) (sux) (oj) (mi)

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-01-16, 22:33

dEhiN wrote:kzie-somethingsomethingPolishsounding

AHEM!

księ-somethingsomethingPolishsounding :hmpf:
:P
vijayjohn wrote:Self-correction btw: I'm not the only active Dravidian guy on this forum. ;)

You never said you were, did you?

No, but I did say "the Dravidian guy" as if there were only one! :P
தொழிற்பாடு [t̪oɻitpaːɖɯ] - dental to retroflex to alveolar to retroflex again.

Are you sure that's really how it's pronounced? I would've thought that while ற் there is traditionally considered a stop, in practice, it would be pronounced [t̪oɻipˈpaːɖɯ].

Meanwhile, I've started reading Chapter 20 of Practical Chinese Reader IV and finished Chapter 13 of Basic Chinese (in the opposite order :P).

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby Salajane » 2018-01-16, 22:39

vijayjohn wrote:Meanwhile, I've started reading Chapter 20 of Practical Chinese Reader IV and finished Chapter 13 of Basic Chinese (in the opposite order :P).

Why are you reading Basic Chinese if you have three stars on your profile?
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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby księżycowy » 2018-01-16, 22:44

Is my username really that difficult?

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby voron » 2018-01-16, 22:48

księżycowy wrote:Is my username really that difficult?

Not at all for a Slavic speaker. Ксенжыцовы. There. :P


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