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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:27 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:54 pm 
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I just have never heard of Ostrobothnia(n) before. Google learns that this is just the region österbotten or pohjanmaa in Finland, and thus apparently a dialect of that region. Then why not just use the native term? Nobody knows what 'ostrobothnia' is anyway so you might as well use the native term.

Same goes for people who use things like 'Gothenburg'. Now I happen to know a tiny bit about sweden so I know what it is, but many people don't and you can just say 'göteborg' it's perfectly fine. Because most people don't know where it is anyway.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:12 pm 
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I'm 31 and live in Dorset, which is technically in the South West (oo arr, wurzels, gerr orf moy land etc.) of England: however, I don't live in the sticks but rather a large coastal conurbation where the local accent is fairly close to Standard Southern British English, with only minor influences from the rural hinterland. I've lived here for like twenty-odd years now, and broadly speaking I speak like the natives do. However, I grew up in the Midlands and retain a number of dialect features, most saliently I lack the TRAP-BATH split. This leaves people puzzled as to where I'm actually from, as does my spiteful use of dialect-specific terminology (a batch is bread roll, for example).

To further the confusion, my native languages are actually Welsh and English. My family has lived in English-speaking communities since I was about five, however, leaving my Welsh in a severe state of attrition and lacking any formal education.

At school I learnt French, German, Latin and Italian. My German is conversational now, but rusty. I studied French and Italian at university, and according to a piece of paper issed to me by the University of Southampton, I speak the former at C2 level. I feel this has more to do with my blagging abilities than any actual mastery, however. I picked up (South American) Spanish at conversational level over my years working with Venezualans and Colombians in the hospitality industry, and sat a GCSE in it last year.

I am employed to teach French, Spanish, Latin and Italian to innocent children who have done nothing to deserve this, something which has not yet ceased to surprise me.

My specialism and interests lie in diachronic linguistics: I can confidently read texts in most Romance languages, and have more than a passing acquaintance with their varying grammars. I can navigate my way through some normalised Old Irish or Old Norse with a dictionary and a stiff drink, and can still read reasonably simple texts in Breton and Cornish. I've attempted to teach myself Romani and Afrikaans, the latter I've never really got beyond the swearwords, but my Romani's not bad. As it's highly unlikely I'll ever have to opportunity to speak it to another human being in real life, I'm thinking about acquiring resources on Welsh Romani and learning that to fluency just for shits and giggles.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:40 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:13 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:13 am 
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Eeeh, you see, I'm not really all that fussed about travel. I mean, I'd love to travel around Europe (it's a bit of an ambition to visit every country west of the Urals one day), but I can't say it's a burning ambition I'm willing to sacrifice stuff for. I'd rather spend what little is left after bills and rent are paid on things with an immediate, tangible reward (because I'm shallow like that), such as food, wine and books. I have the vague intention of putting money by to save up for a holiday abroad, but it's just fairly low down on my list of priorities at the moment: I want to save for the deposit on a new flat, save up for driving lessons, replace the freezer, buy a tumble-dryer, replace the chest of drawers which is beyond my abilities to repair and so on. Mundane, boring, "shit when did I become middle aged and responsible?", priorities. Against that, a Ryanair flight to Eastern Europe and a couple of nights in a hostel aren't amazingly appealing.

That's not to say that if the opportunity to travel comes up I won't eagerly seize upon it with both hands: this year I'm going to rural Normandy for four days, and in summer I'll be in Italy for a week visiting Rome, Naples and Pompeii, and I won't be paying a penny. The down side is, of course, that I'll have to supervise/babysit thirty or so adolescent boys for the duration. In Italy I'll also be the only one of the party to actually speak Italian, which might make the entire affair somewhat stressful.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:55 pm 
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That's surely the up-upside of it really not the downside :P

These days I travel as much as I can, it's pretty much the only thing I can still enjoy, somewhat (besides eating and drinking beer but I'm trying to control those two).


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:03 am 
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I'm English, grew up in the Southeast, now living in the Southwest, near Bath. My accent oscillates betwixt "posh" (southeast middle class educated) and an unholy and abominable combination of both dialects and accents (I fuck up my th's and pronounce dark L's like W's but also get a bit rhotic when I'm drunk and ask people where they're to if I can't find them).

I speak French and German with comparative proficiency. Not fluent, but I above conversational with a bit of practice. I can speak BSL at a conversational level and have used it professionally. I'm a teacher of, mostly, adults with special educational needs. My Welsh is coming along tolerably but is very unpracticed and I have been challenged to learn to speak passable Italian before November.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:35 am 
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Damn, you've really lost your edge :(


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:08 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 1:39 pm 
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Tea and pickles!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:04 am 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:28 am 
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Ich vermute, dass er noch nicht dein gesehen hat.

I presume he hasn't seen your thread yet.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:03 am 
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Bei dict.cc hatte ich beide Wörter gesehen. Ich wollte "Gurken und Tee!" sagen aber ich hatte vergessen.

On dict.cc I saw both words. I wanted to say "Gherkins and tea!" but then I forgot.


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Ja, ich weiß, dass Gewürzgurken und Tee hier Begrüßungsgeschenke sind, aber ich wollte fragen, warum hier und nicht anderswo. Aber trotzdem danke!

Yes, I know that pickles and tea are a welcome present here, but I wanted to ask why here and not somewhere else. But thank you anyway!

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Meine Muttersprache ist Deutsch. My second language is English. Olim discēbam Latinam. Sú ginévam Jagárhvejak. Opiskelen Suomea. Un ek kür en lütten Tick Platt.


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