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Iversen
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 Message 2793 of 3959
02 February 2012 at 11:58am | IP Logged 
Ég var á Íslandi fyrir nokkrum árum síðan. Ég var ekki tilbúinn til að almennt tala íslensku, en gerði það í sumum tilvikum. Í öðrum hugsaði ég bara á íslensku og þýddi samtöl mín á þetta tungumál.

I visited Iceland a couple of years ago, but didn't feel ready to make it into a monolingual holiday. In some cases I did speak Icelandic (which apparently came as a surprise for those targeted), in others situations I spoke Danish or even English, but I tried to think as much as possible in Icelandic and I also tried to translate my conversations into Icelandic in my mind - of course with lots of holes and even more errors.

Edited by Iversen on 02 February 2012 at 11:59am

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 Message 2794 of 3959
02 February 2012 at 4:44pm | IP Logged 
Looking forward to the video =)
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 Message 2795 of 3959
02 February 2012 at 9:33pm | IP Logged 
The video is in the box now, but I doubt that it will get many viewers - I decided to go through all my languages in one long row, and then I didn't feeel like doing a summary on top of all the rest. However I have written extensively about the book in this thread here at HTLAL so it is not really a secret that I find it interesting. However in the last sentences of the video - those in Indonesian - I do profer my wish that we get one more book with more biographical stuff and maybe something about the methods used by different hyperpolyglots, insofar they can explain what they do.

Edited by Iversen on 02 February 2012 at 9:37pm

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 Message 2796 of 3959
03 February 2012 at 3:33pm | IP Logged 
I just watched your video, Iversen, and I have to say that from the bits and pieces I could understand, it seems like this book covers a wide range of topics, and you definitely got me interested in reading it. I'm very impressed by your easy switching between languages, too!
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 Message 2797 of 3959
03 February 2012 at 3:35pm | IP Logged 
Please also read the stuff in the thread here at HTLAL - that's where you get the things in a form which I have had time to think through. In the video it is was mostly a matter of surviving without saying too much rubbish - after all half the languages were not among those I normally claim to speak (and the final goodbye in Irish was just a prelearned quote from a language I never have tried to speak).

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 Message 2798 of 3959
03 February 2012 at 5:48pm | IP Logged 
Iversen wrote:
Please also read the stuff in the thread here at HTLAL - that's where you get the things in a form which I have had time to think through. In the video it is was mostly a matter of surviving without saying too much rubbish - after all half the languages were not among those I normally claim to speak (and the final goodbye in Irish was just a prelearned quote from a language I never have tried to speak).


Will do, thanks for the tip!
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 Message 2799 of 3959
04 February 2012 at 8:18am | IP Logged 
VIA MULTILINGUA VIDEO PRI "BABEL NO MORE"

ESP: Estis bonega ideo de vi paroli pri "Babel No More" en multege da lingvoj! La granda malavantagxo de la video estas nur, ke mi preskaux nenion povis kompreni. Mi komprenis vian introdukon en la angla kaj kion vi diris en la Germana kaj en Esperanto, sed cxiujn aliajn lingvojn mi tute ne komprenis. La kauxzo estas via forta akcento en preskaux cxiuj lingvoj kaj pro tio mi ne povis distingi inter la lingvoj, cxar ili sonis cxiuj similaj por mi. Ankaux via kompilita skriba sinoptiko malhelpis al mi kompreni, cxar gxi estas skribita en tiel malgrandaj literoj, ke mi ne kapablis legi gxin. Fakte por mi estis "lingvosupo" de lingvoj, kiujn mi ne povis distingi.

NL: Het is wel een leuke video, jouw multitalenvideo, maar ik heb in zo'n geval de ambitie om gewoon de talen die ik zelf beheers (= zeven talen) te begrijpen en dat is mij met deze video niet gelukt. Als ik weinig Latijn en Deens begrijp dan is dat voor mij normaal. Maar in dit geval kon ik bijna alle talen niet uit elkaar houden, dat wil zeggen ik kon niet bepalen wanneer je welke taal spreekt. Uit die reden noem ik het een "talensoep". En jouw Deens accent zorgt daarvoor dat alles ongeveer gelijk klingt. Misschien kunnen andere mensen de inhoudsoverzicht wel lezen dat sluit ik niet uit, maar ik kan niet zo goed kleine letters lezen, daarom wil ik ook niet het Duitse Langenscheidt woordenboek Deens gebruiken, want dat is in mini-mini letters geprint.

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 Message 2800 of 3959
05 February 2012 at 10:31pm | IP Logged 
GER: Jeder, der eine Parabolantenne besitzt, die auf den Astra-Satelliten ausgerichtet ist, wird zurzeit auf alle analoge Kanäle mit breite horizontale Streifen über die Programme gequält, weil die analogen Signale bald aufhören (30.April!). Meine Mutter mußte auch etwas Geld investieren, um zur Digital-Empfang zu wechseln, und ich habe das Wochenende damit verbracht, eine Liste aller Programme, die sie sehen kann, zu machen - drei A4-Seiten in zwei Spalten! Zum Glück stellte sich heraus, dass sie sich nur durch die zwei Serien mit insgesamt etwa 30 Programme blättern soll. Die Werbekanäle sind natürlich ganz gleichgültig (wer sieht eigentlich so was??), and die unendlich lange Reihe von deutsche Lokalsender ist ganz einfach zu viel für sie - aber 30 Deutsche Sender, das geht schon - sie guckt sowieso mehr Dänisches Fernsehen. Für mich war das wirklich interessante, das es unter die "hohen" Zahlen ganz viele Spanische, Französische und Polnische Programme gab - aber auch vereinzelnt Programme in Katalanisch, Portugiesisch, Italienisch, Weißrussisch und (wahrscheinlich) Kroatisch. Ich selbst habe nur Kabel-TV, und es fühlt sich mehr und mehr wie eine veraltete Technologie, wo meine Kanalauflistung von anderen Leute mit andere Interessen bestimmt wird, und ich ganze Pakete mit Müll kaufen muß, um meine Auswahl ausweiten zu können.

My mother had to buy a new digital receiver for her satellite, because all the analog programs on the Astra satellites will stop April 30 - and until then there are broad horizontal bands across the screen on analog channels to force people to buy the new equipment well before the deadline. So I spend the weekend drawing up a complete list of all her new channels - and there are hundreds of them! But it turns out that she only needs to search through two series of channels with all in all slightly above 30 channels - she can ignore the rest. Well, everybody can ignore the informercial channels (who watches that sick rubbish?), the God, Sports and Pop channels and the endless row of German local channels - which may have good programs, but who can deal with so many programs? I noticed that in the high end of the numbers there are a lot of Spanish, French and Polish channels, plus single channels in Portuguese, Italian and Catalan (my good old and sorely missed TV3!). Where I live I only have cable (apart from the internet channels), and even though it once was a big step forward it now feels like a totally antiquated technology where other people can force me to buy packets of junk channels before I'm allowed to supplement with the channels I want - and only from a group of channels preselected by people with quite different agendas.


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