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Offline Versteher

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Reply #175 on: June 10, 2010, 13:38
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am I?
По-Арабски "МА" - вода,
А по-Фински "МА" - земля,
Это значитъ, господа,
Что ностратика - [ценз.]ня.

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Offline Versteher

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Reply #177 on: June 10, 2010, 13:42
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methinks, one should start some other topic..

Which English-writing author do Ye like the most?
По-Арабски "МА" - вода,
А по-Фински "МА" - земля,
Это значитъ, господа,
Что ностратика - [ценз.]ня.

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Offline Aleksey

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Reply #178 on: June 10, 2010, 13:45
Strange and typical as it may seem, but be it Dickens. And what 'bout you?

Offline Versteher

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Reply #179 on: June 10, 2010, 13:51
it would be assum'd as a wonder, yet I have never read a letter of Herr Dickens...

For the nonse my favourite is Geoffrey Chaucer...

Those I have read besides were great, and I shoun't write them, having forgotten one.
По-Арабски "МА" - вода,
А по-Фински "МА" - земля,
Это значитъ, господа,
Что ностратика - [ценз.]ня.

ERLAVCHTER ELLIDI, GIEB VON DIR KVND !!!

Offline Juif Eternel

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Reply #180 on: June 10, 2010, 21:55
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methinks, one should start some other topic..

You'd better do. Because this topic was meant for those, who speak English, and not some kind of a barbarial lingo.
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Offline Aleksey

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Reply #181 on: June 10, 2010, 21:59
"Off with your head!" rule can help, I s'ppose.

Offline Kinkajou

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Reply #182 on: June 10, 2010, 22:22
For the nonse my favourite is Geoffrey Chaucer...

As far as I know, Chaucer wrote in so-called Middle English. Did you read his original works or ones adapted to modern English?

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Reply #183 on: June 11, 2010, 11:33
As far as I know, Chaucer wrote in so-called Middle English. Did you read his original works or ones adapted to modern English? , quoth Kinkajou;

no, well, I dare say that the so-call'd Modern English is a far better tongue that the modern newspeak..
Answering the question, I will say that I read the text as it was written, and get get the sublime linguistic pleasure doing it.
По-Арабски "МА" - вода,
А по-Фински "МА" - земля,
Это значитъ, господа,
Что ностратика - [ценз.]ня.

ERLAVCHTER ELLIDI, GIEB VON DIR KVND !!!

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Reply #184 on: June 11, 2010, 12:22
And my favourite is Frent Herbert with his "Dune".=)


ps
Why you are writing "'bout" instead of "about" and "s'ppose" instead of "suppose"?
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Reply #185 on: June 11, 2010, 12:55
And my favourite is Frank Herbert with his "Dune".=)
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Offline HackOnnerDib

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Reply #186 on: June 11, 2010, 13:07
Sorry, I misprinted. :)

ps
How I can edit my message?=(
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Reply #187 on: June 11, 2010, 13:15
Why you are writing "'bout" instead of "about" and "s'ppose" instead of "suppose"?
I often speak to Southerners and Scousers, so I tend to imitate their variants :D
Seriously: a Scouser talks like that (at least 2 Scousers whom I happen to know talk in a such manner)

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Reply #188 on: June 11, 2010, 16:37
My favourite author is John R. R. Tolkien :-)
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Reply #189 on: June 11, 2010, 16:45
The writing "’bout" instead "about" is also a feature of the English poetry (dropping out of syllable to keep a metre).
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Reply #190 on: June 11, 2010, 17:36
Answering the question, I will say that I read the text as it was written, and get get the sublime linguistic pleasure doing it.
That's great. You know, we studied his work "The Canterbury Tales" as a part of the course of the history of Eng. And it was very interesting to read it, so to say, like Englishmen did in XIII-XIV centuries. That's why I asked in what variant you had read it.

Well, as for the topic - can't say exactly who is the favourite, but now I'm reading Arthur C. Clarke and like him very very much. :)

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Reply #191 on: June 11, 2010, 18:26
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The writing "’bout" instead "about" is also a feature of the English poetry (dropping out of syllable to keep a metre).
As "берег" and "брег" in Russian? Hm... is there any rules, or I can drop out any letter?
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I often speak to Southerners and Scousers, so I tend to imitate their variants :D
Speak or write? I think if somebody will say me something like that...i can't understand it=)
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Reply #192 on: June 11, 2010, 19:36
As "берег" and "брег" in Russian?
It is alike.
is there any rules, or I can drop out any letter?
You cannot. There were not any rules but some habits. As a rule syntactic words were shortened: about = ’bout, against = ’gainst, over = o’er.
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Offline HackOnnerDib

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Reply #193 on: June 11, 2010, 20:05
Hm...thanks! Now I think that I can drop out letters that I don't say(that is not hearable). For example, in the word "about": "a" is not hearable because of big accent on the "ou".
Over - I hear as "ouer","oer", and I can drop out the "v".

So... It is possible to write "ga'den" instead of "garden"? "for'cast" insted of "forecast"?
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Offline Aleksey

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Reply #194 on: June 11, 2010, 20:20
Speak or write? I think if somebody will say me something like that...i can't understand it=)
I speak to them more than I write.

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Reply #195 on: June 11, 2010, 20:31
Now I think that I can drop out letters that I don't say(that is not hearable).
No you can’t drop out any letter you like. The shortening was according to the archaic/dialect pronunсiation.
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Reply #196 on: June 11, 2010, 20:34
And how is o'er pronounced?
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Reply #197 on: June 11, 2010, 20:41
And how is o'er pronounced?
[o:] :)
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Reply #198 on: June 11, 2010, 21:11
Thanks, autolyk. And how does the apostrophe affect the pronunciation of verb forms in -'d?
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Reply #199 on: June 11, 2010, 21:16
An apostrophe in "ed-forms" shows that the vowel "e" is not pronunciated.
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