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Postby E}{pugnator » 2007-09-25, 23:55

Since I'm more likely to be a dedicated learner, I've opened this thread here so I can post my comments and doubts to more experienced learners. I didn't feel like posting under each lesson's thread because I'll be learning more often from Gulahalan.

So, as a first question, what are the main differences in ortography between Davvin and Gulahalan? I heard Steisi say there are a few.
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Postby E}{pugnator » 2007-09-26, 23:30

I was glad to realize that besides the multimedia course they also have PDF exercises for each lesson. So, this is my attempt.

A- Translating

What is his name? - Mii son namma lea?
Mu namma lea Expug. - My name is Expug.
Son lea oahppi. - He is a student.
Buorre beaivvi, gii don leat? - Good morning(day), who are you?

B - Dialogue

- Buorre beaivvi!
- Ipmel atti! Gii don leat?
- Mon lean Máret. Mii du namma lea?
- Mu namma lea Steisi.
- Gii dovle lea?
- Dovle lea Nendûr.
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Postby E}{pugnator » 2007-09-30, 16:22

Now for some exercises from lesson 02.

A - Questions about the dialogue.
1. Gos Elle Risten orru? - Elle Risten orru Suarssas.
2. Gos Máret orru? - Máret orru Uppsalas.
3. Gos don Mihkkal orru? - Mihkkal orru Jåkåmåhkis.

B - Forming sentences.
Mon orun Gironis.
Márjá orru Véhtjeris.
Biret orru Heahtás.
Son orru Lujávrris.
Don orut Romssas. (Tromsø :))

C - Fill in with interrogative pronouns.
1. Gos Gáren orru? - Gáren orru Romssas.
2. Gii orru Gironis? - Sárá orru Gironis.
3. Mii su namma lea? - Su namma lea Risten.
4. Gos son boahtá? - Son boahtá Váhtjeris.
5. Gii don leat? - Mon lean Duommá.
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Postby nighean-neonach » 2007-09-30, 16:31

It's good to see some action here :)
Do you still have questions about the orthography? I think if you compare Davvin and Gulahalan while going through the lessons, it will become pretty obvious.
I prefer the Norwegian orthography, as in Davvin.
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Postby Steisi » 2007-09-30, 17:08

nighean-neonach wrote:It's good to see some action here :)
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I prefer the Norwegian orthography, as in Davvin.


I agree with both points, although I was recently very active here and you unsocial yobs ignored me :D

I like Davvin too, but according to Mr. Rantala it's awful for typos.
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Postby nighean-neonach » 2007-09-30, 17:34

Sorry :cry: These forums are just so huge, I always lose sight of some part or other :shock:

Recently I've been thinking about ordering book 2-4 of Davvin. I'm through with the first one anyway, and currently doing some repetition. I think I'd go on faster if I knew I had the following volumes waiting for me :)
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Postby Steisi » 2007-09-30, 18:37

nighean-neonach wrote:Sorry :cry: These forums are just so huge, I always lose sight of some part or other :shock:

Recently I've been thinking about ordering book 2-4 of Davvin. I'm through with the first one anyway, and currently doing some repetition. I think I'd go on faster if I knew I had the following volumes waiting for me :)


Davvin 2 is good, has cute pictures of family trees :D

And I can't believe I wrote UNsocial haha :D Oh dear ><

You can try the translations if you want, I've got the answers :yep:
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Postby E}{pugnator » 2007-09-30, 23:11

Well, since I'm using only Gulahalan, I don't have means to compare. So I'll just stick to Gulahalan and use Davvin for reviewing, as more Davvin lessons are added ;)
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Postby Steisi » 2007-10-01, 5:13

E}{pugnator wrote:Well, since I'm using only Gulahalan, I don't have means to compare. So I'll just stick to Gulahalan and use Davvin for reviewing, as more Davvin lessons are added ;)


When you complete them all and do the translations I posted which correspond to them, I'll add more. ;)
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