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Georgian Notes, Doubts and Tips TAC 2013

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zecchino1991
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 Message 561 of 758
02 January 2013 at 12:43am | IP Logged 
Yes, they have merged. What do you mean add it to our list of languages?
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 Message 562 of 758
02 January 2013 at 12:52am | IP Logged 
Now I'll try to recall what I wrote about my Georgian plans before the iPad gently
erased it all (I even had the chance to write it down on paper, should have done that,
anyway...).

I've come to a point at Georgian at which (again) the lack of well-structured material
starts to hinder progress. I'm currently using Georgian Language and Culture - A
Continuing Course by Kiziria and Aronson but the literary samples are so far away from
the daily language I need now, that, even though I read texts in bilingual split
screen, I don't really bother checking in detail how the sentences are formed and which
qord corresponds to which. The other book I'm using is Einführung in die Georgische
Sprachen - a great book which, thank God, I'm able to follow despite not reading German
yet. Still, it will take time for me to reach the chapters that deal with the perfect
screeve, the participles and the different radicals for the verb to say - those three
subjects I consider the biggest difficulties I have with Georgian now. Not coincidentally, these are my goals for 2013:

1. Be able to understand the formation and usage of the perfect series
2. Be able to actively use the past and future participles
3. Have a good active command of most daily forms for the verb to say in its different
radicals and objective versions
4. Read one Georgian novel and one translated novel bilingually, in split-screen.
5. Write 20 paragraphs (now that's ambitious, given my level and considering there
isn't always a native speaker around to correct it)

I plan to achieve those goals by keeping on my studies on the aforementioned resources,
but after I'm done with those two books I'm using now, I won't really have a bew
textbook to use (unless I can read Russian, but that's another issue at another log ;).
So, that will be my main trajectory:

1. Finish A Continuing Course
2. Finish Einführung der Georgische Sprachen
3. Start a "plain" grammar, w/o exercises and texts (probably Georgian - A Structural
Reference Grammar, by Hewitt).
4. Review Aronson's or Hewitt's grammars I've already studied, if necessary at this
point.
5. If #4 doesn't apply, proceed to reading a translated novel into Georgian
6. Start tacling Georgian news slowly by slowly.

Wish me luck guys, I still haven't lost one cent of my passion for the Georgian
language and culture, but in the past month I've felt that I was making little progress
due to the specific resources I've been using. I'm currently still at an optimistic A2
and I want to finish 2013 at a consolidated B1. I do believe it's possible! In 2014 I'd
be glad to visit Georgia as well!!

წარმატებები!
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 Message 563 of 758
02 January 2013 at 12:54am | IP Logged 
I mean that even though we have two logs of our own for Georgian, we don't need to call
it a team, we can still list Georgian as our languages for the Team Mir.
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 Message 564 of 758
02 January 2013 at 1:02am | IP Logged 
Ok, that sounds fine! I guess it doesn't really make sense to have a team with two people anyway. By the
way, you just reminded me I need to write my goals! :)
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 Message 565 of 758
02 January 2013 at 6:48pm | IP Logged 
Today I'm finally reading about the old plural, lesson 7 of EGS (I'm gonna use it as
short for Einführung in die Georgische Sprachen, by Tschenkéli). It's simple! It was just
a matter of surprise and lack of habit the first time I found it.
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 Message 566 of 758
02 January 2013 at 7:24pm | IP Logged 
I'm glad I made it through lesson 7. Last topic was about უ- prefix and the necessary
suffixes. As for the poetry at ACC, I'm still managing to read an author a day. It's very
hard to learn anything from the archaic verbal forms, so, I'm learning much little from
those excerpts.
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 Message 567 of 758
03 January 2013 at 6:23pm | IP Logged 
I've just learned that instead of a construction with -თან you can use the plain genitive
to say that you've been to someone's house. So, besides ვისთან იყავით თქვენ გ უშინ საღამოს
you can also say ვისას იყავით თქვენ გუ შინ საღამოს (at least that's what Tschenkéli said ath
the exercises for EGS Lektion 7).
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 Message 568 of 758
22 January 2013 at 2:24pm | IP Logged 
So, I just read a little more about the Georgian grammar at Tschenkéli's book. Today it
was about subject preffixes. Tschenkéli mentioned how ჰ- used to be the 2nd person
subject preffix but is no longer used.


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