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Ok, I've flipped. Apr. 17th, 2002 06:21 pm
http://www.livejournal.com/talkread.bml?journal=robinbloke&itemid=175154&view=543026#t543026
Blame Robin. Most people do.

Oh and while I'm ranting:

NTL BLOODY SUCK!
Not only have they suddenly cut off everybody's net access, the billing page they direct you to doesn't work...

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From: wechsler
Date: April 17th, 2002 - 01:37 pm (Link)
Four (English-French-German-Spanish), which gives me a sporting chance to decipher, for some value thereof, basic writing in most things from Portugese to Norwegian.

And I'm trying to teach myself Irish, which really isn't getting very far.

(C'mon folks, I need some boosts today ;)
From: furrylemming
Date: April 17th, 2002 - 07:16 pm (Link)
How many can you tart in? ;)
From: wechsler
Date: April 18th, 2002 - 12:46 am (Link)
I've only ever tried it in english and cat ;)
From: robinbloke
Date: April 18th, 2002 - 01:06 am (Link)
So what ~is~ llama in spanish?
From: wechsler
Date: April 18th, 2002 - 01:27 am (Link)
2nd/3rd person singular present of "to call".

Or if you mean "what do the spanish call a llama?", it would appear to be "llama":
http://www.wordreference.com/es/translation.asp?tranword=llama

Sounds like a conquistador / local error:

C: "What's that called?"
L: "Called?"

and the poor bugger gets called a called.


There is no way I can make this conversation make *any* sense.
From: hfnuala
Date: April 18th, 2002 - 03:07 am (Link)
And I'm trying to teach myself Irish, which really isn't getting very far

Cén fa?

This should give you an idea of what you're up against.

Cén chaoi a bhfuil tú?

From: wechsler
Date: April 18th, 2002 - 03:19 am (Link)
Thank you for the moral support ;p

This will take a while...
From: hfnuala
Date: April 18th, 2002 - 04:53 am (Link)
Sorry. Like most people who've been educated in Ireland I have a love-hate relationship with the language. I happen to think it's fun and interesting and used to be pretty good at it. However, this is despite the 15 odd years spent being taught it in school which was painful. So I kinda do a double take every time I hear of someone who doesn't *have* to learning Irish.

Anyway, gadh mo leisge/al, le do thoil.