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« Reply #105 on: April 28, 2006, 03:17:21 AM »

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I have never said toriLLa, its tort-EE-a. Reminds me of people who pronounce gyros "Jy-rows" instead of "your-o's"  :roll:

I thought it was more like "heros"...
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« Reply #106 on: April 28, 2006, 09:55:27 AM »

Deleter: My point was that the reason that (some, english) people say tortiLLa with L-sound, is not that english lacks some sound (as j3krei suggested), but simply because (some, english) people do not know how to pronounce it.

And it's tort-EE-ya Tongue The double-l makes a y sound (as in "you"), or even an l-sound followed by a y-sound (tort-eel-ya) depending the dialect. And if it's to be 100% correct, you need to roll on the r also Tongue
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« Reply #107 on: April 28, 2006, 10:30:52 AM »

yuuup. here you dirty americanS! :lol:

yEh-(rolled r)-o

Kay sah Dee ahs

Ha la Pain yohs

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« Reply #108 on: April 28, 2006, 11:58:05 AM »

Also, have you noticed most other languages have 6 different versions for 1 verb?

I think Americans are just lazy :zzz:
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« Reply #109 on: April 28, 2006, 03:58:20 PM »

yeah, cuz you really need 6 versions of a word. thats like saying binary is inferior or something just cuz it only has 2 different numbers per digit rather than 10.... :roll:
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« Reply #110 on: April 30, 2006, 03:29:43 AM »

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Also, have you noticed most other languages have 6 different versions for 1 verb?

I think Americans are just lazy :zzz:


lol. That would explain why they don't use U in words.

Color...is that what dogs wear?
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« Reply #111 on: May 01, 2006, 09:33:47 PM »

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Color...is that what dogs wear?

nah, that would be collar.
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« Reply #112 on: May 03, 2006, 04:33:10 AM »

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yeah, cuz you really need 6 versions of a word. thats like saying binary is inferior or something just cuz it only has 2 different numbers per digit rather than 10.... :roll:


Not exactly. We may have 6 words which could translate to one of yours but that in fact express slightly different things.

Also, you have many "made up words" using several existing words when we have a special, dedicated word:

look = mirar
look for = buscar
look after = cuidar
look into = investigar
look upon = considerar
look out! = ¡cuidado!
look up = consultar
look forward = ansiar
look in on = visitar

put = poner
put on = vestir
put off = apagar
put away = descartar
put down = finalizar
put forth = cultivar
put in = meter
put out = sacar
put over = posponer
put together = construir
put up = levantar
put upon = imponer
...

see what I mean?

That makes a language more beautiful and rich. It favourishes poetry, for example. You can really choose which words to use to express yourself, which is extremely nice.

It's a nightmare for foreigners wanting to learn proper Spanish, but Chinese is more difficult Cheesy
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« Reply #113 on: May 04, 2006, 08:12:34 PM »

Nathan, You made a very good point about Spanish words. However,I hope you don't mind, but I have the following suggestions. Some are replacements and others are additional usages.

put off = posponer
put out = apagar

throw away = descartar
put away = guardar

put down: is not really finalizar.
put down the pen = soltar la pluma
put down on paper = poner en papel
He put down Mary = Insultó o puso en ridículo a Mary.

take out = sacar
put out the cat = sacar el gato
put out the light = apagar la luz

put over = tapar

put together = unir

I put up with her = La soporto o la aguanto.

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« Reply #114 on: May 04, 2006, 08:33:19 PM »

neuro: i dunno just seemed cool back in '98
fez (my chat nickname): short, pronouncable, typable w/ 1 hand, and at the time, available on dalnet
cheesemoldy (aim name): coz every god damn aim name is taken. Even moldycheese was taken.
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« Reply #115 on: August 07, 2006, 06:50:45 AM »

well nkk are my intials
i like it because it's simple short and fast type-able.
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« Reply #116 on: August 08, 2006, 01:38:15 AM »

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« Reply #117 on: August 08, 2006, 06:05:02 PM »

My name is Kyle McInnes. Enough said.
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« Reply #118 on: August 08, 2006, 06:28:57 PM »

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look = mirar
look for = buscar
look after = cuidar
look into = investigar
look upon = considerar
look out! = ¡cuidado!
look up = consultar
look forward = ansiar
look in on = visitar

English (and other languages as Moneo pointed out) often has more than one of expressing something, ie:
look for = search, seek
look after = tend, care, nurse
look into = investigate, examine, inspect
look upon = gaze, consider
look out! = watch out, careful
look up = consult
look forward = envision
look in on = visit

You can be poetic in any language, its just a matter of learning it properly ;-). Some languages like Japanese do have multiple words that mean the same thing. For example Japanese has several different numbering systems for counting different things (ie people, objects, money) and many words are different based on the formality of discussion.
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« Reply #119 on: August 08, 2006, 10:00:01 PM »

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Quote from: "RADIUM-V Interactive"
Also, have you noticed most other languages have 6 different versions for 1 verb?

I think Americans are just lazy :zzz:


lol. That would explain why they don't use U in words.

Color...is that what dogs wear?



hmmm, I seem to remember that Europeans tend to use S more than Z.  Such as Customise or Realise.

We're not the only ones who are lazy.
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