Daily Archives: October 16, 2016

Multilingualism

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Salam. Nacusuz?

Ben Türkiye'de birçok şehirler ziyaret etti.

 

Ben Türk Dili de geliştirmek istiyoruz.

 

Turkish

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Ben adim George. Xos geldiniz kanalim.

Bakıda Britaniya məktəbdə bir müəllim idi.

Ben gerçekten üç inek beyaz peynir gibi.

Azerbaijani.

 

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Ya gavaryoo mala po Azerbaijanski yazuk putumu chto ya bul v etom bivshe sovietski respublike pol taraya goda.

YA khochu, chtoby uznat' bol'she russkogo yazyka
Togda ya byl v Kazakhstane v techeniye neskol'kikh mesyatsev.

Kogda ya byl malen'kim mal'chikom, moya mama chitala mne knigu o Lenine. 
V knige opisana zhizn' dlya obychnogo rabotnika pri kommunizme. 
Eto sdelalo kommunizm, kazhetsya, ochen' dobryy. Zatem on opisal 
zhizn' togo zhe rabotnika pod kapitalisticheskom sistemnom. Yego 
obraz zhizni byl uzhasayushchim pri kapitalizme. YA stal fasctinated 
Leninym i Sovetskim Soyuzom. Buduchi podrostkom, ya chital prostranno 
o marksistskoy teorii.

Russki.

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Francais

 

J’ai d’abord visité la France quand j’étais 2. Nous sommes allés à Marseille. Mon père faisait un cours là-bas sur la médecine hyperbare. Il m’a raconté une histoire drôle comment nous étions dans un restaurant chic et je commencé à jeter des petits pains autour. Nous sommes également allés à Paris ce moment-là. Ce fut la seule fois que je visitais Versailles. Je vraiment avec la revoir.

 

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Espanol.

Empecé a aprender español cuando tenía 16 años hice 8 lecciones por semana. Fue sólo durante un año. He encontrado francesa tanto me ayudó y me confundió. Ya había estado en España una vez antes de eso. Yo no vuelvo a España hasta que yo tenía 24 años. Fui a América del Sur durante 3 semanas cuando tenía 23. He visitado Brasil, así como los países de habla hispana. En Brasil hablé español para ellos y que entendía la mitad de lo que dije.

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Italiano.

 

L’italiano è la lingua più melodica che ho sentito. Si viene a me quasi istintivamente. Forse esagero mie capacità? Grammaticalmente è abbastanza difficile. Ho imparato che la lingua ha vari modelli. Questo mi permette di pensare a una parola che ho bisogno in inglese e poi immagino che in italiano. Per lo più questo metodo è efficace.

Trovo italiano abbastanza facile perché ho associazioni estremamente positiva con l’Italia nella mia mente.

 

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Romaneste.

Am început să învețe limba română când am fost 29. Mi-am spus că voi învăța 
această limbă fără o singură lecție și fără un manual. Este adevărat că nu 
am avut niciodată o lecție în limba română. Cu toate acestea, trebuie să 
recunosc am folosit un texbook. Română nu a fost foarte greu, pentru că am
 învățat latina la școală. Am fost în stare să dau seama multe cuvinte din
 alte limbi romanice.

Îmi amintesc de o ocazie când am fost în Italia, care lucrează pentru o familie rusă pe care am vorbit limba rusă la părinți. Am vorbit limba engleză și germană pentru fiii lor. Apoi, o bonă din Moldova, a sosit și mi sa spus că pot comunica cel mai bine cu ea în limba română. mintea mea a fost zbârnâit. După o clipă, m-am schimbat de viteze în mintea mea. Apoi am fost în stare să vorbească cu ea în limba română. Odată ce m-am gândit la cuvintele bună seara în limba română toate celelalte au deversând afară .

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Deutsch

Ich war zufällig ein paar deutsche Wörter bilden Geschichtsunterricht und Filme zu lernen. Als ich klein war, hatten wir ein dreisprachiger Bildwörterbuch zu Hause. Ich hatte an den Französisch und Deutsch Wörter gesucht. Als ich 23 war, traf ich ein deutsches Mädchen in einer Jugendherberge in Amsterdam. Ich sprach Englisch zu ihr. Ich würde ein deutsches Wort in einem englischen Satz verwenden.

Im Laufe der Zeit habe ich immer mehr Deutsche Worte. Ich wurde dann das Ausfüllen mit englischen diejenigen, wenn ich nicht das deutsche Wort nicht kannte. Natürlich kann ein englischer Sprecher viele deutsche Wörter erraten. Die anachronistische englische Wörter sind oft die deutschen.

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Portgues

Cheguei no Brasil uma manhã não falar uma palavra de Portguese.
 Falei espanhol para o motorista de táxi. Eu consegui entender 
algumas das coisas que ele disse. Português soou como espanhol 
com um sotaque russo. Eu sei Portguese é uma língua em seu próprio 
direito e não um dialeto do espanhol.
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Qazaq

Men Qazaqstanda biraz waqıt jumsadı. Men aytwğa qalay bilemin Barlıq avtobws
 jäne osı sïyaqtı närselerdi toqtatw, jağımdı täbet bolıp tabıladı.
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 Arabiya
easht fi almamlakat alearabiat alssaeudiat eindama kunt tufla.
 kunna naeish fi mujtamae lil'ajanib. la 'astatie 'an 'atakallam alearabiat
 haqaaan. 'urid 'an 'ataeallam alllughat alearabiati.
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Hindi
main bhaarat ke lie chala gaya. main keval hindee mein logon ko 
namaskaar kar sakate hain.
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Udru


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Nederlands

Ik ben al naar Nederland. Schaamteloos heb ik nog nooit buiten 
Amsterdam geweest. Ik kan sommige woorden uit het Engels en het Duits raden.
 Nederlands is erg moeilijk om te leren, omdat de meeste Nederlandse mensen 
spreken vloeiend Engels. Als ik een Nederlander vraag of Dutchwoman spreekt u 
Engels kijken ze me aan alsof hij wil zeggen; denk je dat ik ben dom /

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Smash and grab. Government attack on airport.

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Dawn had broken. Philipps was in the control tower. He had had one of the men cook meals from the food found in the airport restaurant.

Philipps scanned the horizon with his binoculars. Beside him sat a weary air traffic controller. He was speaking to pilots. ”No sorry Borno Airport is closed to all flights. You are diverted.”

In the distance Philipps saw some APCs moving down the road towards the airport. He had heard the radio broadcasts going on constantly – over and again confirming that Kona was dead and that the revolution had succeeded.

Just then the phone in the control tower rang.

”Fuck. They have got the phones working again. Only took them a few hours” said Philipps.

Perkins, who stood beside him, tittered.

Philipps picked it up.

”Hello?”

 

”Hello. This is Captain Abacha. What is going on there at the airport?”

”Patriotic forces have taken over. Everything is fine. Kona is dead. The provisional government is in total control. Are you on our side?”

”On your side? I heard Kona is dead. Is that true?”

”It is true. Don’t you listen to the radio? You can see his body in the morgue of the general hospital like they say.”

”You sound English. Who the hell are you?”

”You don’t need to know. I am Bornoese. So do you swear allegiance to the new president  and get $100 cash or do you want to die?”

”Swear allegiance?” the temperature on the phone dropped several degrees.

”Yes, swear allegiance to the new president.”

With that the phone was slammed down.

A moment later one of the coupsters hurried into the control tower.

”Commander, sentry reports he has seen troops moving up the road. They have APCs with them and artillery. ”

”How far away are they?”

”He reckons a mile. Saw them through his binoculars.”

”Get a sharpshooter out there with a sniper rifle. Take out the artillerymen as as priority – after that officers. Understood?”

”Sir” the soldier saluted and marched off.

Philipps then got on the radio to the aircraft hangar.

”Scramble all jets  – now. Enemy seen approaching on from the capital. Bomb them. Repeat – scramble all jets. Bomb the hell out them.We have got to hit them hard now. Enemy approaching on the road from the capital. Give them the whole nine yards. Over”

Bakri received, ”Roger that. This is aircraft hangar. I read you Over.”

”Do it fast. Over and out.”

”Over and out.”

A minute later Philipps heard automatic fire in the distance. The sniper must be hitting people and that was why the enemy was firing back. The wrathful racket continued. The Bornoese Army was crawling through the sucking mud and undergrowth. Philipps sent out a team with a general purpose machine gun to hose down those approaching. They were ordered to stay a few hundred metres away from the attackers so as not to be dusted with cannister by the air force. A Bornoese sergeant could be heard haranguing his men – which betrayed their position.

Within a minute jets were in the air. The swooped down on a column of the Bornoese Army and bombed them relentlessly. The Bornoese Army fell back in disorder. The sound of bombs exploding sharpened Philipps senses.

Philipps received radio reports from the pilots. The Bornoese Army was in a rout. Philipps spoke to Gul.

”Commander to Gul. Do you read me? Over ”

”Roger. Yes, sir. This is Gul. Over.”

”Gul – now you are to have six planes bomb the barracks. Hammer them. Fly over it twice. Six planes are to go and bomb the other airbase. Got that? Six planes attack the barracks and six planes fly north and smash the airbase there. Over”

”Roger that” said Gul, ”Six planes to bomb the barracks. Six other planes go and bomb the airfield upcountry. Over”

”Over and out.”

”Over and out.”

 

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RADIO STATION.

The men in the radio station kept Kona’s widow announcing and reannouncing Kona’s death. On the scanner the coupsters soon heard the Bornoese Army telling each other that they had been to the morgue and seen his corpse. They confirmed the rumour was true. Kona was dead.

It was 7 o clock in the morning when the men in the radio station were astonished to see a young woman walking along the road towards them. She was in her mid 20s and wore a buff coloured skirt and immaculate white blouse. Her mid brown penny loafers and her hair was pinned back.

”Who the hell is that?” asked Alexander?

”How should I know?”

They brought Kona’s daughter to the window to look at the woman approaching. ”Who is she?”

”She is the newscaster. ”

”The newsreader? What she is turning up for work.”

”Doesn’t she know there is a coup on?”

”This is her scoop. Biggest story she has ever broken I suppose.”

”Well, I will let her come in.” said Alexander.  He went downstairs and waited in the lobby area.

The young woman looked only slightly nervous as she walked in. She saw Alexander holding his AK 47.  The woman stood 5’5” and had mid brown skin. Her hair was chin length and tied back. She had a wide nose and intelligent yet tranquil eyes. She was naturally smiley but on this occasion she appeared a little melancholic. She was busty but her hips were not broad.

”Hello – what;s your name doll?” Alexander inquired with false cheer.

”Hello sir my name is Verity.”  She tried to look composed but her blood ran cold. Had she really just done this? Really walked into the lion’s den? She was at the mercy of the coupsters.

”Verity? Your a journalist. Verity is a good name for a journalist isn’t it. It means truth – you do ken hen?”

”Hen. Why you call me hen?”

”Hen. Sorry. That’s Scottish. Hen means young woman. ”

”Well Verity you are here for work?”

”Yes, I am.”

”Well then. Come up we have a story for you. Have you no heard there has been a change of government? Kona is dead and the country is now free.”

”I am a journalist. I only report what I know to be true” said Verity with great self-assurance.

”Have you no listened to the radio this morning?”

”Yes, I have. And I want to find out the truth.”

”Welcome then doll. This is the place to find out the truth” Alexander was amused but still suspicious.

They walked upstairs. They went into the broadcast room.

Mrs Kona and her daughter seemed relieved to see her.

”The First Lady!” said Verity and nearly curtseyed.

”Oh Verity. Am I glad to see you.”, there was a thick film on her eyes.

”I am so pleased you are unharmed. They kept us here for hours. They said after the broadcast we could go but they will not let us go.”

”It is no safe out there” said Alexander. ” There has been fighting at the airport. Our air force has had to bomb the shit out of your boys. Killed hundreds of them. We cannae let you out to get killed.”

Mrs Kona embraced Verity as did the daughter.

”Mrs Kona. I must ask. Is it true what you said on the radio. Is President Kona dead?”

”Yes, yes he is” she looked down and tears came to her eyes.

”I thought they made you lie at gunpoint but I can see you speak the truth”. Verity cried too and hugged Mrs Kona again. Kona’s daughter began to weep too.

”Get over yourself girls. We have a job of work to do. Now, Verity. You heard the truth. You will now announce his death. You are the most trusted newsreader in the country.”

”What? Work as a tool of British propaganda? I shall not.”

”Oh yes you shall darling” the flinty faced Scot aimed his weapon at her chest.

A minute later Verity was broadcasting the death of Kona and reading aloud the coupsters’ statement.

 

 

Trump loses the plot

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  1. He is panicking.

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2. He cannot stand being a loser so he is a sore one.

He is preparing excuses by saying the vote is being fixed.

Not a shred of evidence.

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3. Christian fundamentalists go for him. They like believing without evidence. Better still believing against the evidence.

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4. Romney and McCain a ccepted they had lost. Paul Ryan says the election will be fair.

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5. Countries hostile to the US will seize on bogus rumours and disseminate them. Deranged conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones will say that the elected was rigged.

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6. Trump is desperate to distract attention from sex crime allegations.


7. Many of Trump’s backers are extremely punitive. They wanted very long gaol sentences for trifling offences. Why not for Trump? They believe in the presumption of guilt for those accused of terrorists crimes – like Guantanamo. Why not for Trump/