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Zireael
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Studies: German, Sign Language, Tok Pisin, Arabic (Yemeni), Old English

 
 Message 113 of 152
16 November 2014 at 2:32pm | IP Logged 
Reading memoirs of a Polish woman who traveled quite a bit during the WWII and afterwards. Eastern Poland - Kazakhstan - Lebanon - Palestine - Great Britain - Poland, basically Gen. Władysław Anders's route.

And there's a crappy quality photo of the author's bilingual (French-Arabic) Lebanon 1945 ID.
Problem is, some Arabic words are illegible or smudged (الاسم had a smudge which made it look like الابم lol), and I can't read them.

Problematic words
الشرة or something similar as an equivalent of French prenoms (first names)
تاربخ meaning date (in date of birth)
عا meaning place (in place of birth)

الاسلبة (follows اجنبية to form an equivalent of French D'origine / Eng. nationality)


New words
bitaqat    بطاقة card
huwayyat   هوية identity
muwaqqatat   موقتة temporary

   الوالدة mother
   الولادة birth
Adʒnabiya(t) اجنبية foreign/female foreigner


الشرة evil
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Zireael
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 Message 114 of 152
12 December 2014 at 8:50pm | IP Logged 
I've read about the swimming championships held recently in الدوحة. The funny thing is, neither Polish nor English sources can agree on how to pronounce the name of the city /doha/ vs /dauha/. I guess it's some sort of a dialect thing.

Help?
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Luso
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 Message 115 of 152
13 December 2014 at 1:20am | IP Logged 
Generally, it sounds more like this. To hear it, press the blue triangle and wait a moment.
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Zireael
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 Message 116 of 152
13 December 2014 at 3:31pm | IP Logged 
I'm adding some paragraphs to my MA since I'm supposed to hand in the complete draft by end of January and only spend the next semester doing editing.

They include a short note on sign languages. First, I pulled up a list of sign languages from Wikipedia and saw some interesting entries (Aboriginal languages, Plains Indian trade pidgin) but also...

New phrases
lugha al-isharat لغة الإشارة sign language
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Zireael
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 Message 117 of 152
19 December 2014 at 2:52pm | IP Logged 
Today's UN Arabic Language Day.

An article on Arabic-derived words in English I found: link
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Zireael
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 Message 118 of 152
24 December 2014 at 8:59pm | IP Logged 
My Christmas presents are:
1) a T-shirt which says Sidi Bousaid سيدي بوصيد Tunisia تونيس (I'm gonna take a photo of it and send it to my Tunisian friends :P)
2) a 16 GB USB pen stick, with multilingual descriptions

New words
wasayt وسيط medium, device
takhzeyin تَخْزِين storage
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Saim
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 Message 119 of 152
29 December 2014 at 10:49am | IP Logged 
Powodzenia / بالتوفيق. :)
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Zireael
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 Message 120 of 152
30 December 2014 at 3:32pm | IP Logged 
End-of-year summary (something I forgot to do in 2013 :P)

Level started: A1+
Level ended: A1+ (aww, not much progress in terms of language level)
New words learned: roughly 40
Arabic-speaking friends made: 1 (FB), 1 (HTLAL)

Books used: leafed through Madinah a few times; got several others in PDF but they mostly cover A0-A1 range :(((



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