Register  Login  Active Topics  Maps  

Iversen’s Multiconfused Log (see p.1!)

  Tags: Multilingual
 Language Learning Forum : Language Learning Log Post Reply
3959 messages over 495 pages: << Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 343 ... 494 495 Next >>


Iversen
Super Polyglot
Moderator
Denmark
berejst.dk
Joined 4887 days ago

9078 posts - 16470 votes 
Speaks: Danish*, French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Esperanto, Romanian, Catalan
Studies: Afrikaans, Greek, Norwegian, Russian, Serbian, Icelandic, Latin, Irish, Lowland Scots, Indonesian, Polish, Croatian
Personal Language Map

 
 Message 2737 of 3959
29 December 2011 at 2:07am | IP Logged 
And by the way - this is my message no. 6.000
1 person has voted this message useful



Brun Ugle
Diglot
Senior Member
Norway
brunugle.wordpress.c
Joined 4804 days ago

1292 posts - 1766 votes 
Speaks: English*, NorwegianC1
Studies: Japanese, Esperanto, Spanish, Finnish

 
 Message 2738 of 3959
29 December 2011 at 11:17am | IP Logged 
Congratulations on your 6000th post.

I've been reading, or attempting to read, your aptly named Multiconfused log for a while. Often I sort of almost understand bits of the Icelandic and Spanish, and sometimes other languages, but it always seems like I'm missing some important point.

The Icelandic science magazine sounds interesting, but Hurtigruten?! I don't have a TV, so I've only seen small bits of it in passing, but it seems rather boring. It's always grey sky and grey water, or people eating breakfast. Maybe there are more interesting bits, but that's all I've ever seen.
1 person has voted this message useful





Fasulye
Heptaglot
Winner TAC 2012
Moderator
Germany
fasulyespolyglotblog
Joined 4031 days ago

5444 posts - 6003 votes 
1 sounds
Speaks: German*, DutchC1, EnglishB2, French, Italian, Spanish, Esperanto
Studies: Latin, Danish, Norwegian, Turkish
Personal Language Map

 
 Message 2739 of 3959
29 December 2011 at 11:26am | IP Logged 
HURTIGRUTEN

In my Scandinavian Club we watched for several times dia's or presentations of club members who travelled along the Hurtigruten. It was alwyas about beautiful landscapes, islands, fjords, snow and the specific Norwegian nature. I always like such documentaries and I wish I could once in my life travel there (which will of course never happen).

Fasulye
1 person has voted this message useful





Iversen
Super Polyglot
Moderator
Denmark
berejst.dk
Joined 4887 days ago

9078 posts - 16470 votes 
Speaks: Danish*, French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Esperanto, Romanian, Catalan
Studies: Afrikaans, Greek, Norwegian, Russian, Serbian, Icelandic, Latin, Irish, Lowland Scots, Indonesian, Polish, Croatian
Personal Language Map

 
 Message 2740 of 3959
29 December 2011 at 12:14pm | IP Logged 
Brun Ugle wrote:
The Icelandic science magazine sounds interesting, but Hurtigruten?! I don't have a TV, so I've only seen small bits of it in passing, but it seems rather boring. It's always grey sky and grey water, or people eating breakfast. Maybe there are more interesting bits, but that's all I've ever seen.


And it is all there is - except that the sky and the water sometimes are blue. So just as I'll never take the Transsiberian railway because 6-7 days in a train is too much for an impatient soul like me, I'll never ever empty my wallet to go 2000 km or so by a slow boat along the Norwegian coast. However I have once sailed a short distance through the Norwegian fiords, and they are spectacular. I took a bus from Voss (on the route between Oslo and Bergen), sailed from a fiord to another and went back to Myrdal with the pretty Flåm railway. That's about how far I want to go by boat. My longest boat trip was probably the one from Copenhagen to Swinoujscie in Poland, - around 10 hours, which I survived by hiring a cabin and sleeping the interminable boring hours away.

NO: Eg har reist mye med tog i Norge, og på en av turene med Bergensbanen sto eg af ved Voss og tok ei buss til nærmeste fjord, og derfra seilte eg med ferje den usannsynlig flotte - og korte - tur gjennom (visstnok) Aurlandsfjorden og Nærøyfjorden til Flåm, og herfra kjørte eg med den like spektakulære Flåmbane tilbake til Myrdal og Bergensbanen. Noreg er eitt flott land, men det er dyrt deroppe, og Hurtigruten er dyr sjøl efter norsk målestokk!


Edited by Iversen on 29 December 2011 at 1:15pm

1 person has voted this message useful



Brun Ugle
Diglot
Senior Member
Norway
brunugle.wordpress.c
Joined 4804 days ago

1292 posts - 1766 votes 
Speaks: English*, NorwegianC1
Studies: Japanese, Esperanto, Spanish, Finnish

 
 Message 2741 of 3959
29 December 2011 at 12:54pm | IP Logged 
NO: Nynorsk! Jeg er imponert. Jeg har ikke prøvd meg på nynorsk på mange år, og jeg tør ikke prøve nå. Jeg burde prøve å pusse opp nynorsken, og kanskje ta det lille skrittet det ville være å lære dansk og svensk.

Helt enig at Norge er vakkert. Det er sjelden jeg reiser så veldig mye rundt, men selv på en liten sykkeltur i nærheten, ser man mye vakkert. Og togturen mellom Steinkjer og Trondheim er også fin, selv om det er bare en helt vanlig pendeltur.

Det er èn fordel med å bo i et så dyrt land, og det er at alle andre land virker billige. Jeg kjøper massevis med bøker på nettet og de er så billige sammenlignet med norske bøker. Og jeg reiser av og til tilbake til USA med tomme kofferter, og kommer tilbake med fulle. Turen nesten betaler seg selv ved at jeg slipper å kjøpe klær og sånt her.
2 persons have voted this message useful



tractor
Tetraglot
Senior Member
Norway
Joined 3637 days ago

1349 posts - 2292 votes 
Speaks: Norwegian*, English, Spanish, Catalan
Studies: French, German, Latin

 
 Message 2742 of 3959
29 December 2011 at 8:51pm | IP Logged 
NO: Ja, norske bøker er fryktelig dyre. Heldigvis gis gjerne skjønnlitteratur ut i billige pocketutgaver etter
noen år. Heldigvis er bøker også både momsfrie og tollfrie slik at vi kan bestille fra utlandet uten å bekymre
oss for å overskride den tullete grensa på 200 kr. De fleste andre varer må inn til fortolling dersom verdien
(inkludert porto) overstiger NOK 200, og da påløper moms, gebyrer og i verste fall også toll.

Edited by tractor on 29 December 2011 at 9:09pm

1 person has voted this message useful





Iversen
Super Polyglot
Moderator
Denmark
berejst.dk
Joined 4887 days ago

9078 posts - 16470 votes 
Speaks: Danish*, French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Esperanto, Romanian, Catalan
Studies: Afrikaans, Greek, Norwegian, Russian, Serbian, Icelandic, Latin, Irish, Lowland Scots, Indonesian, Polish, Croatian
Personal Language Map

 
 Message 2743 of 3959
02 January 2012 at 1:39am | IP Logged 
My compliments, you have been extremely productive this New Years weekend - I had to go to page three to find my log file. But here it is, and I'd better write something if it shan't drown completely under a mountain of thousands of updated log files.

IT: Ho passato qualche ore oggi colla mia collezione nuova di cassette di musica. Ho detto nuova? Si - l'ho fatto malgrado che fu creata nelle anni 1991-92. Ma la Porta Nuova di Palermo fu eretta dal viceré Marcantonio Colonna nell'anno 1587. E come c'è una Via Appia Antica più vecchia di Via Appia Antica Nuova al Sud di Roma, c'è anche una mia collezione vecchia di cassette, e tutto che si trova nella vecchia collezione deve anche trovarsi nella collezione nuova. Ben, oggi ho ascoltato i miei tre cassete con musica instrumentale di Giuseppe Verdi e notato i temi. Quasi casualmente ho scoperto che una musica di ballatto di 25 minuti dall'opera "I Corsari" (o "Gerusalemme") mancava nella mia collezione - ahimè! Dopo un'attenta ispezione ho trovato anche altri lacune, quale la danza delle sacerdote di Aida e il preludio al quato atto di Nabucco. Per fortuna ho fatto un elenco di altri lacune scoperte e così ho iniziato a creare un nastro di 90 minuti pieno di 'buchi' . E ci volle del tempo per trovare vecchi nastri dei pezzi e farli oltre il gioco. La qualità del suono è per lo più miserabile, ma il principio è in questo caso piè importante del buon senso.

GE: Ich trotzem auch ein Bissel Sprache studiert heute. Auf dem dänischen Fernsehen zeigten sie nur die zweite Hälfte des traditionellen Neujahrskonzert aus Wien, so ich sah (und hörte) es in die vollständige Version von ZDF - und ich bekam hier auch die autentische Sprecherstimme. Übrigens wurde diesmal ein dänisches Werk gespielt, der subtilen "Copenhagener Eisenbahn-Galopp" von H.C. Lumbye, und so unglaublich es auch klingen mag, ist er bereits bei Youtube in hervorragendem Interpretation des Letten Mariss Jansons aufgetaucht.

BA I: Saat aku mendengarkan konser ini, saya juga belajar bahasa Indonesia, antara lain, pesan sebuah teks yang pesan adalah bahwa tingkat testosteron laki-laki ditemukan dalam panjang jari manis dibandingkan dengan mereka terutama jari telunjuk. Ketika saya mencoba untuk pemindahan kata-kata dari artikel ini baru untuk daftar kata, saya menemukan bahwa saya terlambat dengan pengulangan saya kata dari teks-teks bahasa Indonesia. Daripada segera mulai mengulangi daftar lama, saya menulis kata-kata baru pada daftar baru dalam format asli saya tanpa kolom pengulangan - itu hanya bahasa asing, bahasa Denmark, bahasa asing. Pembelaan saya dari kemalasan ini adalah bahwa saya telah terlibat dengan kata-kata dalam konteks mereka - sama tidak benar dari kata-kata kamus, jadi di sini saya terus menggunakan kolom-kolom pengulangan.

I have spent a lot of time today on my NEW tape collection with classical music. I have listened to my three cassettes with instrumental music of Giuseppe Verdi (who unfortunately wasted most of his life writing operas - but so many that the overtures/preludes alone take up almost a full 90 minutes cassette). And as usual I write down the themes, so it is not just a background sound activity. However I somehow noticed that a 25 minutes long ballet item from "I Corsari" (the Crusaders) occurred in my OLD cassette collection, and unfortunately I have the intention in that each and every piece of music in the old collection should also be found in the new one. So I found a few more missing bits and pieces of Verdi and supplemented with other missing items which I have noticed throughout the ages, and it added up to a full 90 minutes tape - unfortunately in a rotten sound quality, given that the new collection dates from 1991-92 and the old one is older still, going back all the way to the seventies. But the important thing here is the principle, not simple common sense.

I have nevertheless also had time to study Indonesian - during this year's New Years concert under the direction of the excellent Latvian conducter Mariss Jansons (although I hurriedly switched off the sound whenever the sinister Wiener Sängerknaben popped up above the organ in the concert hall). Actually there was a Danish item in the program (in addition to the concert Hall itself, which was built by the Danish architect Theofilius Hansen): the Copenhagen Steam Railway Galop by Hans Christian Lumbye. And lo and behold, it has already found its way to Youtube. They are fast, those uploaders!

The Indonesian text claimed that you can test the testorone level of men by checking the length of their ringfingers against the length of their index fingers: the longer the more liable they are to be heavy workers, heavy players and heavy womanizers (the kind of people who don't take a no for a no, according to the article). When I wanted to transfer the words to a wordlist I noticed that I was far behind doing my repetition rounds on other Indonesian wordlists based on texts. Instead of doing repetitions I made new wordlists, but for once in my first layout with just a L2, a L1 and a L2 column. After all I have the feeble defence that I already have dealt rather intensively with words originating in actual texts so the lacking repetition is not a capital offence. With words from dictionaries I wouldn't dream of dropping the repetition columns.

By the way, Indonesian is a language that lives off derivations, and as I have mentioned before, my concise Tuttle dictionary has references both from long words to the roots they are based on AND from roots to the most important derivations. And in my Indonesian wordlists I of course take advantage of this to learn the roots with the extended words. And this is good because sometimes the beginning of a root is changed after a prefix. Let me give a few examples: "mengandung" (contain, carry, be pregnant) is based on kandung (womb, bladder), and "pemetaan" (mapping) is apparently based on "peta" (map, chart). And the wellknown greeting word "selamat" (which also means 'safe') has given rise to "menyelamatkan" (save, rescue). I probably don't have to point out that this last word is easier to remember if you can see the hidden "selamat" in it.



Edited by Iversen on 02 January 2012 at 2:46pm

1 person has voted this message useful





Iversen
Super Polyglot
Moderator
Denmark
berejst.dk
Joined 4887 days ago

9078 posts - 16470 votes 
Speaks: Danish*, French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Esperanto, Romanian, Catalan
Studies: Afrikaans, Greek, Norwegian, Russian, Serbian, Icelandic, Latin, Irish, Lowland Scots, Indonesian, Polish, Croatian
Personal Language Map

 
 Message 2744 of 3959
02 January 2012 at 2:44pm | IP Logged 
I have uploaded the summaries for November (slightly late, I know) and December 2011.


1 person has voted this message useful



This discussion contains 3959 messages over 495 pages: << Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495  Next >>


Post ReplyPost New Topic Printable version Printable version

You cannot post new topics in this forum - You cannot reply to topics in this forum - You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum - You cannot create polls in this forum - You cannot vote in polls in this forum


This page was generated in 1.3125 seconds.


DHTML Menu By Milonic JavaScript
Copyright 2019 FX Micheloud - All rights reserved
No part of this website may be copied by any means without my written authorization.