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Georgian Notes, Doubts and Tips TAC 2013

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 Message 617 of 758
07 March 2013 at 5:49pm | IP Logged 
So, it's over, baby. The book I've been through for the past months now belongs to the past. I wish there were more dialogues like the one written by Kiziria and less of the XIX-century literature. The grammar reference was so useful that I need to refer back to it as often as possible.

Now I don't know what to do. I promised zecchino we'd study from a Russian book, but that means stuyding more Russian than Georgian. So, I think I'll start reading Little Prince in Georgian alongside with French while I wait for zecchino. I will try to do a more intensive reading, paying attention to verbal forms and syntax. I may even post some remarks here.

The fun has just begun! I still have the feeling that 2013 is the Georgian year.
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 Message 618 of 758
07 March 2013 at 11:16pm | IP Logged 
გილოცავ! I absolutely agree about the structure of ACC. The dialogues were incredibly
useful, the grammar interesting, the literature.... not so much.

Enjoy your reading!
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 Message 619 of 758
08 March 2013 at 6:22pm | IP Logged 
So, I've read the first chapter of Le Petit Prince. It's still difficult to read things in Georgian. I have to check the dictionary even when I have a translation, to see which word is which. Often there are much less words in the Georgian translation, which is unusual but is of course due to the agglutinative morphology and the concision of the Georgian language. I'm a bit busy today. but in the next days I plan to discuss the morphology of some sentences. I'm meeting the perfect and pluperfect rather often.

As for EGS, it's all well. A good pace of 1 lesson one day then its exercises the next day, but now comes the aorist and I want to pay close atention to it.
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 Message 620 of 758
11 March 2013 at 6:19pm | IP Logged 
Second day of Le Petit Prince. French and Georgian sentences are so much dissociated. I'd have to pick sample sentences and start comparing them. I still can't figure out which French word (or group of words) corresponds to a Georgian word, and this hinders vocabulary and grammar learning. I tried to do this mentally and I even had to trasnlate a few words jus to figure out which is which, even though I had a billingual text already. Today I was a bit busier than usual, so maybe tomorrow I'll try to take things more detailed. One chapter a day is quite acceptable.

Still, i'm worried that I haven't learned much as for having an idea of what a simple text is. So much regarding vocabulary, syntax and morphology still has to be learned about Georgian! I'll see how things will end up after this book. Maybe a more down-to-earth book will help after this one. Still, there's little chance I'd read anything in Georgian without a parallel translation in English or French.
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 Message 621 of 758
11 March 2013 at 6:48pm | IP Logged 
I noticed that too when I was reading the Georgian version of a story from Contemporary
Georgian Fiction. I thought it would be so simple having the parallel texts, but I still
have to look up a ton of words just to see what corresponds to what! I wish I could try
it with a simpler story, like a children's story. I do have Sleeping Beauty in Georgian,
maybe I'll try to find the English version they translated it from.
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 Message 622 of 758
11 March 2013 at 7:17pm | IP Logged 
That's why the excerpts at ACC seemed so tiresome and useless to me. It's already too difficult with familiar texts.
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 Message 623 of 758
11 March 2013 at 9:52pm | IP Logged 
Saba.com.ge is having a contest for the best books. The list of nominees looks interesting:

    აკაკი ბედოიძე - ”ერთი ღამე და მთელი ცხოვრება”
    ანასტასია ინსასარიძე - ”ღმერთომანია”
    ბექა ელბაქიძე - ”Homo Televisus”
    გვანცა ჯობავა - ”კარდიოგრამა”
    გვანცა ჯობავა (თარგმანი) - ანიეთ ქემფბელის „ მოვუსმინოთ შვილებს“
    გიორგი არაბული - ”გზაზე გასვლა”
    ია როსტიაშვილი -”მარტივი კოდი”
    მარი ბექაური - ”ელექტროთაობა”
    მარიკა მამალაძე - ”ესკობარი მზესთან”
    მარინა ელბაქიძე - ”გაცვლა”
    ნუკრი ბერეთელი - ”ჩიხი”

I'd particularly be interested in ”Homo Televisus”, the title seems to indicate it is about contemporary life and the mass media, a subject that always catches up my interest.
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 Message 624 of 758
12 March 2013 at 5:17pm | IP Logged 
50 წიგნი, რომელიც აუცილებლად უნდა წაიკითხო:

50 წიგნი



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