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Teango
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 Message 3577 of 3735
22 May 2015 at 6:18am | IP Logged 
When you kick yourself for visiting Wales umpteen times yet having never stopped at this famous location [source: Wikipedia]:



Meaning: Parish [church] of [St.] Mary (Llanfair) [in] Hollow (pwll) of the White Hazel [township] (gwyn gyll) near (go ger) the rapid whirlpool (y chwyrn drobwll) [and] the parish [church] of [St.] Tysilio (Llantysilio) with a red cave ([a]g ogo[f] goch).

Pronunciation: Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysil io­gogo­goch.


Edited by Teango on 22 May 2015 at 6:39am

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 Message 3578 of 3735
22 May 2015 at 3:29pm | IP Logged 
There's a fun song teaching you how to pronounce the name of this village:

How to say Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

It's really catchy and I learned to pronounce the whole name after listening to it for a few times.
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 Message 3579 of 3735
22 May 2015 at 7:32pm | IP Logged 
When everyone around you is talking excitedly about Eurovision and you're despairing
because so many of the songs are in English. :(
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jeff_lindqvist
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 Message 3580 of 3735
22 May 2015 at 11:27pm | IP Logged 
..when you're watching videos of older Eurovision songs and sing along in languages you don't yet know.
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Monox D. I-Fly
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 Message 3581 of 3735
23 May 2015 at 8:00pm | IP Logged 
When you realize that trying to master at least 10 languages is nearly impossible.
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psy88
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 Message 3582 of 3735
24 May 2015 at 12:14am | IP Logged 
When this is one of your favorite sites (particularly this thread!) but you feel proud of the fact that you stayed away because you were actually devoting your time to studying your target languages instead of entertaining yourself by reading the postings. Not to imply, of course, that studying is not entertaining, but it usually does not make you laugh aloud as does this thread.
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 Message 3583 of 3735
24 May 2015 at 6:13pm | IP Logged 
...when you're watching Eurovision, decide that whoever wins, you'll study the native language of that country - and get disappointed when Sweden wins.
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 Message 3584 of 3735
24 May 2015 at 7:31pm | IP Logged 
You should've had a backup plan :) I made the same decision at Euro-2012, and my plan was to study old English or Russian if they won, and Corsican or another minority language if France won.


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