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Re: Language Introduction thread!
« Reply #180 on: November 01, 2017, 12:57:27 PM »
I noticed that the phrase "tuli kokko" came up in one of Lalli's runos (can't remember which, but it was early on)
Actually I'm afraid that your avatar is closer to that event than your comment ... ;)
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Re: Language Introduction thread!
« Reply #181 on: November 01, 2017, 03:18:47 PM »
Actually I'm afraid that your avatar is closer to that event than your comment ... ;)

So it is! I love this sequence so thanks for making me read it again.

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« Reply #182 on: November 06, 2017, 01:36:25 AM »
:estonia: Mina olenut postimas umbes kolm aastad nüüd, aga täna on esimest korda ma olen näinud see tore leht.
I've been posting for nearly 3 years now, but today is the first time I've seen this lovely page.
The ommission is gobsmacking, and I haven't the slightest idea how to say *that.*
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« Reply #183 on: November 06, 2017, 07:11:26 AM »
:estonia: Mina olenut postimas umbes kolm aastad nüüd, aga täna on esimest korda ma olen näinud see tore leht.
I've been posting for nearly 3 years now, but today is the first time I've seen this lovely page.
The ommission is gobsmacking, and I haven't the slightest idea how to say *that.*

Omg, I love that I can get the gist of a lot of these words! Estonian is so much fun.

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« Reply #184 on: November 06, 2017, 10:43:04 PM »
Omg, I love that I can get the gist of a lot of these words! Estonian is so much fun.
I was told once that Finns viewed Estonians and their language as country bumpkins using simple words to suit their simple minds, and the Estonians thought the Finns were full of themselves and made their language overly flowery and high-falutin', to use the American idiom.  *shrug* 
I really can't follow much of the Finnish, to be honest, although I do better since finding ARtD and SSSS - I know to substitute the Finnish "y" with the Estonian "ü" when sounding out the syllables, for instance.
I have often said I speak "nagu tobe laps", an idiot child, because I am all but illiterate, and only ever learned vocabulary to the extent a child would.  The difference is that I know how to tell someone that I vomited, but I can't tell them how I'm inspired.
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« Reply #185 on: November 07, 2017, 05:45:11 AM »
I was told once that Finns viewed Estonians and their language as country bumpkins using simple words to suit their simple minds, and the Estonians thought the Finns were full of themselves and made their language overly flowery and high-falutin', to use the American idiom.  *shrug* 
I really can't follow much of the Finnish, to be honest, although I do better since finding ARtD and SSSS - I know to substitute the Finnish "y" with the Estonian "ü" when sounding out the syllables, for instance.
I have often said I speak "nagu tobe laps", an idiot child, because I am all but illiterate, and only ever learned vocabulary to the extent a child would.  The difference is that I know how to tell someone that I vomited, but I can't tell them how I'm inspired.

I bet your grammar is really natural though, so the hardest part of learning a Uralic language is already out of the way. If you wanted to brush up your vocabulary with daily Memrise sessions or something (you can get it on your phone and it reminds you every day) I bet you'd pick it up super fast! This one has a colourful "curses" section so I guess it goes beyond the child vocab a bit... https://www.memrise.com/course/279036/estonian-vocabulary/

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« Reply #186 on: November 07, 2017, 06:22:29 PM »
I bet your grammar is really natural though, so the hardest part of learning a Uralic language is already out of the way. If you wanted to brush up your vocabulary with daily Memrise sessions or something (you can get it on your phone and it reminds you every day) I bet you'd pick it up super fast! This one has a colourful "curses" section so I guess it goes beyond the child vocab a bit... https://www.memrise.com/course/279036/estonian-vocabulary/
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Re: Language Introduction thread!
« Reply #187 on: January 20, 2018, 02:27:12 PM »
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Olá, eu sou That Bunny (Aquele Coelho) e venho do Brasil. Além de português, a minha língua materna, sei falar alemão fluentemente e acho que aprendi o suficiente de inglês para ser fluente também nessa língua. No futuro, ainda quero aprender japonês, russo e finlandês. Fora isso, também entendo um pouco de francês.

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Hallo, ich bin That Bunny (jenes Kaninchen) und komme aus Brasilien. Ausser Portugiesisch, meiner Muttersprache, kann ich auch fliessend Deutsch sprechen und glaube dass ich auch schon genügend Englisch gelernt habe um fliessend zu sprechen. In Zukunft will ich auch noch Japanisch, Russisch und Finnisch lernen. Ich verstehe auch etwas Französisch.

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Hello, I'm That Bunny and I am from Brazil. Apart from portuguese, my mother language, I also speak german fluently and I think that I learned sufficiently english so that I can consider myself a fluent speaker. I also want to learn japanese, russian and finnish. I also understand a bit of french.
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Re: Language Introduction thread!
« Reply #188 on: January 20, 2018, 03:16:21 PM »
:brazil:
Olá, eu sou That Bunny (Aquele Coelho) e venho do Brasil. Além de português, a minha língua materna, sei falar alemão fluentemente e acho que aprendi o suficiente de inglês para ser fluente também nessa língua. No futuro, ainda quero aprender japonês, russo e finlandês. Fora isso, também entendo um pouco de francês.

:germany:
Hallo, ich bin That Bunny (jenes Kaninchen) und komme aus Brasilien. Ausser Portugiesisch, meiner Muttersprache, kann ich auch fliessend Deutsch sprechen und glaube dass ich auch schon genügend Englisch gelernt habe um fliessend zu sprechen. In Zukunft will ich auch noch Japanisch, Russisch und Finnisch lernen. Ich verstehe auch etwas Französisch.

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Hello, I'm That Bunny and I am from Brazil. Apart from portuguese, my mother language, I also speak german fluently and I think that I learned sufficiently english so that I can consider myself a fluent speaker. I also want to learn japanese, russian and finnish. I also understand a bit of french.
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« Reply #189 on: January 30, 2018, 04:36:14 PM »
Never saw this and thought I'd give it a shot! A shot in the dark with two of my languages, that is...

Norwegian first since I'm born and raised here!

Hei, jeg er Skips. Jeg kommer fra Akershus i Norge og bor i nærheten av et universitet. Jeg snakker norsk og engelsk like godt, men er ikke så flink i tysk og svensk... oops. Jeg fyller sytten i år!

then I'll try my hand at German...

Hallo, ich heisse Skips! Ich kommt aus Norwegen und lebe in Akershus, in der nähe von eine Universität... Ich spreche norwegisch und englisch gut, aber deutsch und swedisch nicht so viel! Ich versuche, ich verspreche... Ich werde siebzehn dieses Jahre!

and at last in English because I cannot be bothered with Swedish!

Hi, I'm skips. I come from Akershus in Norway and I live close to a university. I speak Norwegian and English equally well, but I'm not as good in Swedish and German. I'm turning seventeen this year!

aaand that will be all. Let's all hope I didn't make a fatal grammatical error in German.
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Re: Language Introduction thread!
« Reply #190 on: January 31, 2018, 10:41:42 AM »
Hallo Skips! Dein Deutsch ist doch ganz gut! ;) Es sind nur ganz kleine Fehler drinn, die bei denen sich sogar fliessend sprechende manchmal nicht ganz klar sind (Kasus der Verben und so weiter)! Glückwünsche!
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« Reply #191 on: February 04, 2018, 06:17:22 PM »
Olá para todos, podem me chamar de Konnash.
Moro no Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, tenho um noivo que assim como eu curte jogos, livros, filmes... enfim, muitas coisas.
É claro, minha língua nativa é o portugues brasileiro. Leio e escrevo inglês fluentemente (mas falo pouco), entendo um pouco de espanhol e francês (não vão me ver escrevendo ou falando nada)

Hi to all, you may call me Konnash.
I live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, have a fiancée who like me like games (videogames and pen-and-paper rpgs), movies, books... plenty of things.
Of course my native language is Brazilian Portuguese. Can read and write English fluently (don't speak much, though), understand a little Spanish and French (you won't see me writing or speaking).

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« Reply #192 on: February 05, 2018, 10:24:12 AM »
Olá para todos, podem me chamar de Konnash.
Moro no Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, tenho um noivo que assim como eu curte jogos, livros, filmes... enfim, muitas coisas.

*high five* (mas sou de SP no caso)  :'D achava q era a única brasileira por aqui
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« Reply #193 on: February 05, 2018, 09:48:05 PM »
uhh, here's hoping? I'm a faker, i dont get to practice these as much as i would like, especially ::) verbally, but here goes nothing!

German:  Tag! Ich heiße Jess, und ich bin sechzehn Jahre alt. Ich spreche ein bisschen Deutsch. Ich mag die Kunst malen. Ich wohne auf die USA.

Translation: Hey! My name is Jess, and I'm sixteen. I speak a little German. I like to paint art (and draw, really, but i forgot the word for it). I live in the US.

(it's in hiragana cus i dont wanna,,, find a keyboard that does kana or kanji rn,,,,)
Japanese: はじみまして。 わたしのなまえわじぇしかです。わたしはこうこうのいちねんせいですがにほんごのくらすではさんねんせいです。どうぞよろしくおねがいします。

Translation: I will introduce myself! my name is Jessica. I am in my first year of high school (10th grade for america) but i am in my third year of Japanese language class. Pleased to meet you!

I'm also, workin on a transfer year in Denmark!! so hopefully i get to do that and then know one more than before, that'd be, super neat ;p

anyways, yes! i am Jess! pleasure to make your acquaintance!