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Expugnator
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 Message 17 of 65
19 April 2012 at 8:19pm | IP Logged 
Obscure and not obscure at the same time. Georgian people are nice, friendly, they like to have guests. Georgian literature has a long tradition. Architecture is unique. I don't know, I feel it's a long-standing civilization. I don't see the country as exotique, only the language is not related to indo-european but the rest seems so familiar to me in a way I better not try to explain;)
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Murdoc
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 Message 18 of 65
19 April 2012 at 10:45pm | IP Logged 
Quote:
ამერიკალი ვარ


ამერიკლი

...

Welcome to Georgian!
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liddytime
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 Message 19 of 65
20 April 2012 at 3:35pm | IP Logged 
Murdoc wrote:
Quote:
ამერიკალი ვარ

ამერიკლი
Welcome to Georgian!

მადლობა!

I made the mistake of looking ahead in my book and read about Georgian verb conjugation... wish I hadn't done
that! :-o I'm not sure how native Georgians can even get a handle on that!

Murdoc, I think you just taught me my phrase of the day from expugnator's log: ძაˈლიან მაგარი
as in აუ ძაˈლიან მაგარი კინოა

it means "really cool" right?!
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Michael K.
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 Message 20 of 65
20 April 2012 at 5:24pm | IP Logged 
liddytime wrote:


I made the mistake of looking ahead in my book and read about Georgian verb conjugation... wish I hadn't done
that! :-o I'm not sure how native Georgians can even get a handle on that!



It's that bad, huh?

Don't worry. You'll get it eventually.

I think the Georgian natives will be patient. I doubt there are that many people learning the language.
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iguanamon
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 Message 21 of 65
20 April 2012 at 7:49pm | IP Logged 
@liddytime, while searching for something else, I came across Peace Corps Georgian with audio in a 424mb zip file. Hope this helps. As a side note, isn't it amazing how popular Georgian has become on HTLAL. I can't help but think that so much of it is down to TD's "small expectations" log which, I always enjoy reading.

Best of luck,@liddytime, I also look forward to your log entries in whatever project you undertake.
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Murdoc
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 Message 22 of 65
20 April 2012 at 8:01pm | IP Logged 
Quote:
მადლობა!


არაფრის.

Quote:
it means "really cool" right?!


Yes and "ძალიან" is written without stress, I just put it there to demonstrate how it is pronounced.
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Solfrid Cristin
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 Message 23 of 65
20 April 2012 at 8:19pm | IP Logged 
Yes. I also think TixhiiDon is the guilty party here :-)

But I really wish you guys would not make it so tempting to study the only language on the planet that I have given my word that I will not learn.
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geoffw
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 Message 24 of 65
20 April 2012 at 8:22pm | IP Logged 
Solfrid Cristin wrote:
Yes. I also think TixhiiDon is the guilty party here :-)

But I really wish you guys would not make it so tempting to study the only language on the planet that I have given my word that I will not learn.


The only language I ever promised not to learn is French. C'est la vie.


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