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 Message 3169 of 3959
29 January 2013 at 2:14pm | IP Logged 
Is that the "this page is a stub" message in Breton?

edit:, no it's the "this is a disambiguation page" message. hm

Edited by tarvos on 29 January 2013 at 3:15pm

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 Message 3170 of 3959
31 January 2013 at 11:30pm | IP Logged 
GR: Τελείωσα τελικά την ανάγνωση μου του ελληνικού αλφαβήτου - από το άλφα μέχρι το ωμέγα. Και έχω δοκιμαστεί παθητικό λεξιλόγιο μου από τη μελέτη ενός τμήματος της ελληνικής οδηγός μου στην Αθήνα, και μάλιστα: θα μπορούσα ένα χρόνο μετά την άλλη να θυμάστε ότι η λέξη είχε εμφανιστεί στο λεξιλόγιό μου.

I have finally finished my perousal of the Greek alphabet and I put it to a test by reading a page of my Greek guide to Athens. And while reading I could several times remember that a certain word had occurred in my wordlists. Btw. I can happily throw these away now - because they contain most of the words in the Greek-English part of Swanson's dictionary I can just as well use this for for further studies.


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 Message 3171 of 3959
04 February 2013 at 12:18am | IP Logged 
I have been to Copenhagen to a attend a meeting Satyrday in my travel club, but it became slightly more dramatic than anticipated. After the meeting - which took most of the day - we all went to eat in a restaurant in a cellar. The food was fine, but the air there was hot and damp, and I found it more and more difficult to breathe, so when we afterwards left the place and went up into the cold air and I had said goodbye to the others, I actually got an asthma attack while walking along on the street searching for a bus or at least somewhere to sit down. A couple passed by and called 112, and then I actually ended up at a hospital where they kept me the night over. With some appropiate medicine and an oxygen mask I was fast brought back to normal status, but I couldn't fall sleep because of an elderly lady behind a curtain in the same room who apparently had apnoe - a Greek word which means that you forget to breathe while you sleep. Somehow you can't avoid listening and listening until they start breathing again - and then they continue snoring until next apnoe episode. So I only got max. four hours of sleep and spent part of the night in a chair outside the room - but (almost) nothing is so bad it isn't good for something: I used the remaining time on rereading my old blue TY Irish. This was far from being efficient enough because I didn't have anything to write with or on, and the book uses "do" before perfects starting with a consonant, which of course will be seen as a bad omen by any member of the honoured Clann o'Lugus, and its explanations about the use of copula verbs could be clearer - but ok, it is there, and I was reminded about a lot of useful things in Irish. A nurse passed by and asked what I was doing, and I told her that I tried to become sleepy enough to ignore the breathing patterns of my room mate, and when she saw that I was studying Irish grammar she acknowledged that my technique might work - she had never seen anything so boring.

Today at seven o'clock in the morning I was told by a doctor that my lungs were shit, but the rest of me functioned sufficiently well and I didn't have any acute infections or other serious malfunctions, so I was let loose from the hospital with some paper for my own doctor. I went to my hotel to get the rest of my luggage, have a bath and check out, and after that I visited 3 museums and one art exhibition, walked through half the town, ate a Hawaii pizza and during the trip home by train I read a Focus in Italian, which I found in a 7-11 at the Copenhagen Main station. Maybe I'll read some more about this magazine later, but I would like to get more than 4 hours of sleep before going to work tomorrow so....


Edited by Iversen on 04 February 2013 at 1:09am

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 Message 3172 of 3959
04 February 2013 at 12:57am | IP Logged 
Sounds awful, but I'm glad you're okay. And impressed you managed some Irish in the
hospital. By the way, I can't comment on your remark about Irish, because I have only
studied some Breton, but I'm sure there's some explanation.
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05 February 2013 at 1:48am | IP Logged 
Oh Iversen, as always you've shown to be an adamant language learner and a fascinating storyteller. I hope
you recover fully as soon as possible and that you won't have to worry too much about your lungs. Look,
you've almost reached page 400! :)
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 Message 3174 of 3959
05 February 2013 at 6:09am | IP Logged 
The episode must have been alarming while it was happening, Iversen. - Glad to hear you're better now; and I hope
you'll feel much better after a full night's sleep tomorrow!




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 Message 3175 of 3959
05 February 2013 at 7:23am | IP Logged 
Iversen wrote:
Today at seven o'clock in the morning I was told by a doctor that my lungs were shit, but the rest of me functioned sufficiently well and I didn't have any acute infections or other serious malfunctions, so I was let loose from the hospital with some paper for my own doctor..


Is it a temporary condition?

Iversen wrote:
With some appropiate medicine and an oxygen mask I was fast brought back to normal status, but I couldn't fall sleep because of an elderly lady behind a curtain in the same room who apparently had apnoe - a Greek word which means that you forget to breathe while you sleep. Somehow you can't avoid listening and listening until they start breathing again - and then they continue snoring until next apnoe episode.


Your description gave me a good laugh!
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 Message 3176 of 3959
05 February 2013 at 10:13am | IP Logged 
Iversen, I hope for you that the asthma is only temporary and does not become chronical, and it's a pity that you didn't get to sleep in that hospital - and even in such a situation you do something with languages, that's amirable.

Fasulye

Edited by Fasulye on 05 February 2013 at 10:14am



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