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Georgian Notes, Doubts and Tips TAC 2013

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 Message 537 of 758
30 November 2012 at 5:44pm | IP Logged 
I've come across the word მოითმინეთ for wait a minute, please, while I've always known 'wait' as ელოდება. What is the difference?
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 Message 538 of 758
30 November 2012 at 5:56pm | IP Logged 
I've finished the expressions at Parlons Géorgien, and now there's a third section on culture. I'm going to read it quickly, not to interrupt my language studies, even though it is obviously important.
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 Message 539 of 758
30 November 2012 at 7:07pm | IP Logged 
I just finished Javaxishvili's excerpts. Now yet another story of princes and swords at Robakize.
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 Message 540 of 758
04 December 2012 at 5:30pm | IP Logged 
So, Parlons Géorgien is over. A great help to set the big picture for the Georgian grammar.

Now I'm not postponing it anymore. I've decided to take Tschenkéli's book, starting from scratch the chapter about declensions. Needless to say that even Tschenkéli in German is more pedagogical than reading Aronson. You notice that the writer is worried about actually teaching, he is concerned with explaining things clearly, and not with just throwing up loads of declension charts. Besides, the exercises make much more sense.

Besides, I'm finally brave enough for reading German. Since the subject is familiar, I'm translating very few words. I'm sure this practice will grant me acess to many other good materials published in German for a variety of languages.

I'm planning on spending a few days on each lesson of Tschenkéli (it will all depend on how better I will get at reading the German explanations). Once I've finished the lessons, I will proceed to the exercises at the II tome, then go back to the first tome for the next lesson and so on.
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 Message 541 of 758
07 December 2012 at 5:47pm | IP Logged 
Haven't updated lately just because I didn't have any notes, doubts or tips. I'm reading through Einführung in die Georgische Sprachen and still at the Continuing Course.

At today's Einführung in die Georgische Sprachen I was reminded, from what I could recall vaguely, that the adverbial -ად is most often pronounced -ათ.

I really appreciate Tschenkéli's work. Things look way better structured and explained, even though it's all in German!!
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 Message 542 of 758
10 December 2012 at 5:33pm | IP Logged 
Today I did the first exercise for Tschenkéli's book. I had done this exercise several years ago, and now I realize that I've improved quite a bit. Genitive is still the trickiest case, also because translating from German makes everyhting more complicated (in fact, for those simple sentences I can understand better Georgian than German). Now I'm supposed to read the explanations for lesson 2.

I'd like to mention that I'll be doing Georgian for TAC 2013, and I'd be glad to join any team other Georgian learners would join. I'm assigned to the Russian team but for languages other than Russian I wouldn't mind logging them to other teams.
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 Message 543 of 758
10 December 2012 at 6:22pm | IP Logged 
As for the Continuing Course, I'm currently at Vazha Pshavela's first excerpt. Not in a hurry. I've disregarded the idea of making this book into my first source for Georgian literature. I'm going to finish prose then poetry and focus on Grammar, but even with Grammar I'm not particularly concerned because now I've started studying Tschenkéli's grammar and, so far, I've managed to understand the explanations over there - even though it's been only about familiar subjects so far - and the exercises will offer me the good, coherent practice I couldn't find at Aronson's books, whose examples consisted of several useless sentences with little sense.
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 Message 544 of 758
10 December 2012 at 10:10pm | IP Logged 
Where is the TAC 2013 thread? And the Russian team you're on?


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