Total Annihilation Challenge Introduction

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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge Introduction

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-12-10, 19:39

dEhiN wrote:
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vijayjohn wrote:Yeah, I mostly meant dEhiN, although I also just have an unfortunate tendency to apologize too much or worry that I'll say something offensive to somebody in general.

You sound like you should've been a Canadian instead of an American!

But isn't that an Indian thing, too? :P

Is it?

Apologizing too much seems to be common among people who suffer from anxiety. ;)

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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge Introduction

Postby IpseDixit » 2014-12-10, 20:23

vijayjohn wrote:I think it would be molte grazie. However, so far, the only expression I've ever seen is grazie mille.


Molte grazie exists, but grazie mille is far more common.

And however is tuttavia. :)

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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge Introduction

Postby dEhiN » 2014-12-11, 5:34

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vijayjohn wrote:I think it would be molte grazie. However, so far, the only expression I've ever seen is grazie mille.


Molte grazie exists, but grazie mille is far more common.

Is that literally, "a thousand thanks"?

And however is tuttavia. :)

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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge Introduction

Postby IpseDixit » 2014-12-11, 12:39

Is that literally, "a thousand thanks"?


Yep.

Como todavía en español.


No, todavía means "still" in Spanish.

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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge Introduction

Postby Koko » 2014-12-14, 7:21

IpseDixit wrote:
Is that literally, "a thousand thanks"?


Yep.

We have "thanks a thousand" in English. This is the only reason I knew "grazie mille" to be an emphatic thanks. Am I correct in saying "grazie tante" carries a negative connotation much like the exact English equivalent?

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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge Introduction

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-12-14, 8:06

Koko wrote:We have "thanks a thousand" in English.

:shock: Really? I've only ever heard "thanks a million." :lol:

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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge Introduction

Postby Koko » 2014-12-14, 8:36

Me ne ho sentito entrambi. Infatti, li ho utilizzato di prima.

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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge Introduction

Postby IpseDixit » 2014-12-14, 11:17

Koko wrote:Am I correct in saying "grazie tante" carries a negative connotation much like the exact English equivalent?


Yeah, grazie tante is often used sarcastically when someone hasn't really helped you, but actually they've done quite the opposite.

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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge Introduction

Postby OldBoring » 2014-12-15, 15:35

Grazie mille is the most common form, so I don't know why many courses of Italian teach mille grazie...
Btw, why are we discussing questions about Italian in the TAC introduction thread?

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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge Introduction

Postby księżycowy » 2014-12-15, 16:35

Because Unilang is notorious for going off topic, and no-one seems to mind, usually.

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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge Introduction

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-12-15, 18:15

księżycowy wrote:Because Unilang is notorious for going off topic, and no-one seems to mind, usually.

I guess we just get used to it. And besides, sometimes we're the ones who make it go off-topic, so... :blush: :lol:

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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge Introduction

Postby dEhiN » 2014-12-16, 5:19

Plus if we didn't go off-topic, someone else will...so it's our duty to do it!

Ok I'll stop bs'ing now....but yeah I think just one question lead to another and before you know it, you're ot. I honestly can't remember how we got from answering Koko's questions about doing a TAC to Italian and prego.
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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge Introduction

Postby Koko » 2014-12-16, 5:24

DEhiN, the answer to your bewilderment is just as ksiez says:
księżycowy wrote:Because Unilang is notorious for going off topic, and no-one seems to mind, usually.

^^

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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge Introduction

Postby Salajane » 2016-02-29, 22:25

''' wrote:
PONDER 1: based on the 2010 challenge, I want to see whether people think in the future we should run smaller season-long (3 or 4 months) min-TAC's (or Partial Annihilation Challenges). For more intense but shorter study to avoid the issue of unforeseen circumstances or burning out.


Yes, it will be good, because I'm late for this year's challange, and I do not want to wait for the next year, because it is too long.
It would be good to have separate challenge for every season. Now we can start Spring Challenge.

Also, can I include my native language in the challange if I want to improve it and learn new interesting/uncommon/dialectical/poetic etc. words and expressions?
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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge Introduction

Postby dEhiN » 2016-03-04, 3:51

Irusia wrote:
''' wrote:
PONDER 1: based on the 2010 challenge, I want to see whether people think in the future we should run smaller season-long (3 or 4 months) min-TAC's (or Partial Annihilation Challenges). For more intense but shorter study to avoid the issue of unforeseen circumstances or burning out.


Yes, it will be good, because I'm late for this year's challange, and I do not want to wait for the next year, because it is too long.
It would be good to have separate challenge for every season. Now we can start Spring Challenge.

Also, can I include my native language in the challange if I want to improve it and learn new interesting/uncommon/dialectical/poetic etc. words and expressions?

Hi Irusia, we actually don't really do these as a challenge anymore. At least not, as a group or forum challenge. It's more personal and individual. So you are welcome to do whatever you want for your TAC. Some don't even call it a TAC but a PLB (=Personal Language Blog). And of course, you can include whatever language(s) you want to. After all, it's your TAC. The idea is to help you stay motivated over the whole year. But there are also many who change their goals throughout the year. So, in the end, it is totally up to you!

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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge Introduction

Postby atalarikt » 2018-04-03, 11:06

Is it fine for me to make a TAC thread that lasts forever (or as long as I'm learning languages, if "forever" sounds uncomfortable to you)? I'm conflicted as to whether to participate or not.
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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge Introduction

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-04-03, 12:12

I guess you could, as long as the thread didn't reach 100 pages or whatever at least. Some people have made TAC threads without ever specifying a date.

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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge Introduction

Postby księżycowy » 2018-04-03, 12:44

I've seen people stretch out their TACs over a few years at the very least.

I guess it just comes down to the amount of posts your thread gets.

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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge Introduction

Postby Luís » 2018-04-04, 12:55

I think most people use their TACs as a sort of language learning blog anyway, so don't worry too much about that :)
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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge Introduction

Postby voron » 2018-04-04, 15:23

atalarikt wrote:Is it fine for me to make a TAC thread that lasts forever

That's what I do. :) My current TAC was started in 2015 and has stretched until now.
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