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Zireael
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Poland
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Speaks: Polish*, EnglishB2, Spanish
Studies: German, Sign Language, Tok Pisin, Arabic (Yemeni), Old English

 
 Message 89 of 152
24 April 2014 at 4:05pm | IP Logged 
Yesterday, Sanad (one of the Yemenis who are at the uni this year) posted that he wants to teach Arabic in exchange for some Polish. As you can guess, I jumped up at the offer.

Now we just have to figure out the practicalities (where, when, how).
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Zireael
Triglot
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Poland
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Speaks: Polish*, EnglishB2, Spanish
Studies: German, Sign Language, Tok Pisin, Arabic (Yemeni), Old English

 
 Message 90 of 152
26 April 2014 at 5:10pm | IP Logged 
Testing another pair of hearing aids (Starkey 3 series) for 2 weeks starting today.

So far, they are the best out of the all those I've tried and the only ones out of two which give me a noticeable improvement.

Best of all, they have this cool voice indicator feature. I have the low battery alert set to my voice in my native Polish, but the specialist mentioned that there are other languages to choose from. I decided to Google it.
Just take a look at this movie, from 00:34 to the end. I started drooling and I'm seriously considering picking Spanish or Arabic for said voice indicators whenever I do get these aids for good :)

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Zireael
Triglot
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Speaks: Polish*, EnglishB2, Spanish
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 Message 91 of 152
28 May 2014 at 9:01am | IP Logged 
Looks like the exchange with Sanad will not happen because we can't find time... and there's only 2 weeks left until the university year ends.


I should also find something for the May challenge, but I can't find time either.
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pengin
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 Message 92 of 152
08 June 2014 at 4:01am | IP Logged 
i love how you summarize your notes; it is very helpful and inspiring!!
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Zireael
Triglot
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Poland
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 Message 93 of 152
08 June 2014 at 4:58pm | IP Logged 
pengin wrote:
i love how you summarize your notes; it is very helpful and inspiring!!


Been a very long time since I've done proper notes, as any kind of classes ended a year ago. Been nearly as long since I've had feedback here, so thank you!!!
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Zireael
Triglot
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Speaks: Polish*, EnglishB2, Spanish
Studies: German, Sign Language, Tok Pisin, Arabic (Yemeni), Old English

 
 Message 94 of 152
15 July 2014 at 7:07pm | IP Logged 
The exchange with Sanad obviously didn't happen - he's left for Yemen already.

He was pretty impressed with my writing 'sanabqa ala ittisal' on FB :)

***

Today, I read an article about Arabic script and fonts linked to elsewhere on HTLAL. The highlight of it, for me, was the part about native Arabic speakers not being able to vocalize an unwovelled text 100% correctly.

I guess the answer to the question I asked of Sarah a year ago ('How do you know which wovels are there?') is 'We don't' :P
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Zireael
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 Message 95 of 152
22 July 2014 at 1:37pm | IP Logged 
I'm stuck at a resort/health clinic for 2 weeks. When doing exercises of the brain-
numbing kind (move your leg back and forth) my favorite pastime is counting under my
breath in a foreign language. For the last 3 years the language of choice was Spanish.

You can probably guess what is the pick this year. I was pleasantly surprised to discover
I can count up to 99 with little difficulty except for mixing up 6 & 7.
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Zireael
Triglot
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Poland
Joined 3054 days ago

518 posts - 636 votes 
Speaks: Polish*, EnglishB2, Spanish
Studies: German, Sign Language, Tok Pisin, Arabic (Yemeni), Old English

 
 Message 96 of 152
29 July 2014 at 7:16pm | IP Logged 
I've gotten messages on FB from Niaz and Aida. Also it turns out that a friend of mine
knows an Iraqi girl named Yasmin. I'll try to get in touch with said Iraqi girl :P
/ Does that mean I should change the tag to read Arabic (MSA)? /

A sentence from a conversation with Niaz I am having trouble with:
عفوا لاشكر على واجب
Is the first word 'excuse me' or 'you're welcome'?

Also: Houna aythan . What is the second word? Aida uses Arabizi almost
exclusively and trying to feed it to Yamli gave me nothing conclusive.

New words
? اتمنى لك الخير I wish you all the best



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