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espejismo
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 Message 497 of 1511
27 January 2013 at 11:58am | IP Logged 
Tarvos скорее всего имел ввиду, что ему надо подготовиться к поездке. :)

Кстати, мне понравилась идея доехать до Москвы на поезде. Так будет гораздо интереснее, чем на самолёте.
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 Message 498 of 1511
28 January 2013 at 12:04am | IP Logged 
Конечно я имел ввиду подготовиться! Я ведь тупица.

Да, espejismo, мне тоже так понравилась идея. В общем, это хорошая идея, путешествовать
на поездке - тогда можно посетить города, приехать в самый центр города, встречать с
интересными людьми на поезде... на самолете мне скучно. Есть фраза на английском языке:

"But if you're all about the destination, then take a f-king flight!
We're going nowhere slowly but we're seeing all the sights"

Мне очень нравится эта фраза.

Apart from this, I have learned today that Hebrew makes a distinction between where and
where to (compare with Russian где, куда). In the same way, Hebrew omits the verb to be
in the present tense, except in a sort of "there is located" kind of sense, which
is...like Russian.

However in Hebrew sometimes prepositions are prefixed onto the word, such as the words
for in, to, or from. Furthermore prepositions can take pronoun suffixes, much like in
Breton. It's such a breeze going through this type of grammar when you've seen
something similar somewhere else.

Also, the present tense conjugates for number and gender (not for person!) So verbs
have an infinitive form, and four other forms. Usually the plural forms are easy to
guess as they are pretty much always suffixed with -im and -ot. The singular ones can
vary, but they follow similar patterns to adjective declension (and noun declension for
that matter); this is because Hebrew used to not have a present tense. The present
participle of verbs actually became the present tense in Hebrew (verbs just used to
have aspect).

In any case, that is that. Adjective declension follows the same rules as nouns and
verbs pretty much. All adjectives seem to have the -im/-ot plural endings, and usually
-a or -et for feminine singular. Masculine forms can be pretty much anything. I am sure
there will be exceptions, but even "good" declines regularly, so erhm. I am liking
Hebrew so far, it's a very logical language that also does not overdose on loanwords
(there are a few, of course, especially for international terms that you don't want to
have to translate).

I also studied Breton, but Assimil is boring to write about every day. But I can claim
that I have studied Breton for 87 days in a row. Ain't I a hero.
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 Message 499 of 1511
28 January 2013 at 12:30am | IP Logged 
tarvos wrote:
I also studied Breton, but Assimil is boring to write about every day. But I can claim
that I have studied Breton for 87 days in a row. Ain't I a hero.

Yes! Brav! :)
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 Message 500 of 1511
28 January 2013 at 2:13am | IP Logged 
tarvos wrote:
this is because Hebrew used to not have a present tense. The present
participle of verbs actually became the present tense in Hebrew (verbs just used to have aspect).


I didn't know that. Interesting! I agree that Hebrew feels like a very logical language. I never really thought
about how similar it is to Russian though. Except for the fact that Russian verbs have gender in the past
tense. That caught my attention because Hebrew and Russian are the only languages I've ever learned
where the verbs have gender (Arabic doesn't count because it's similar to Hebrew ;P).

Edited by zecchino1991 on 28 January 2013 at 2:17am

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 Message 501 of 1511
28 January 2013 at 2:35pm | IP Logged 
It isn't similar in terms of vocab, just I found that some structures parallel a few
Russian ones. That's nice, because I can just carry those thought patterns over to
Hebrew.
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 Message 502 of 1511
28 January 2013 at 9:37pm | IP Logged 
tarvos wrote:
[...]

I also studied Breton, but Assimil is boring to write about every day. But I can claim
that I have studied Breton for 87 days in a row. Ain't I a hero.



Какой ты молодец! (and with that my little Russian is exhausted!)

But joking aside, your log is really impressive.

When last month the TAC was being organized, all newbies who wanted to know how it worked and what they should do were repeatedly directed to this log as a great example of what it means to learn languages on one’s own. And with good reason!

So, all that remains for me to say is keep up the great work and good luck with your ambitious programmes for after your graduation.

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 Message 503 of 1511
29 January 2013 at 10:04am | IP Logged 
@Maiwenn, Emme, thanks!

I have finished Routledge's lesson 12 course. Also spent a late night doing Breton.

And I caved, and bought Colloquial Icelandic. Not planning to use it that soon but I want
to have it, and Icelandic is a language I always have wanted to do.
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 Message 504 of 1511
29 January 2013 at 6:19pm | IP Logged 
Great decision! You won't regret it.

Gangi þér vel!


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