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« Reply #45 on: February 17, 2008, 08:56:40 PM »

There are just so many prepositions!-when writing out all the ones we knew a few lessons ago we filled two boards.
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« Reply #46 on: February 17, 2008, 09:00:53 PM »

when writing out all the ones we knew a few lessons ago we filled two boards.
That's... impressive.

Still, I think the most confusing preposition I've heard of is 'in' in Latin. It means 'in' or 'on' when used with the ablative case and means 'into' or 'onto' when used with the accusative... Confusion!
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« Reply #47 on: February 17, 2008, 09:02:18 PM »

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« Reply #48 on: February 17, 2008, 09:03:24 PM »

Yeh- its hard! The grammar that is!  :P
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« Reply #49 on: February 17, 2008, 09:08:52 PM »

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Hmm... Topper's brain appears to have overheated.

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« Reply #50 on: February 17, 2008, 10:13:10 PM »

I'm reminded of troll brains (too much Pratchett)-a fan may be necessary...
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« Reply #51 on: February 17, 2008, 10:48:24 PM »

We ended up with mnemonics to remember which cases they went in. UNAZIHUEVA being the most memorable. :P
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« Reply #52 on: February 17, 2008, 10:54:52 PM »

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I'll not even ask...  :P
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« Reply #53 on: February 19, 2008, 11:02:32 AM »

Oh, long words & datives  :-\ German won't hurt, right?  :P

A proper chatbot is extremely difficult to do, but we could have, stuff like a bed that, when clicked, says, "Ich bin ein Bett", etc.
I had thought of more or less the easier way :) i.e. 'things' that play pre-recorded speech.. native speaker recordings would be very helpful, I suppose..

And probably 'things' that would allow recording as well.. As Amba suggested, it could be real fun to record ourselves! Would it also be possible to add a message box that folk could leave comments on each others' recordings (either text or voice)?  ::)

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« Reply #54 on: February 19, 2008, 04:58:44 PM »

I had thought of more or less the easier way :) i.e. 'things' that play pre-recorded speech.. native speaker recordings would be very helpful, I suppose..
That'd help, but it'd cost a fair bit of money (L$10 = about 2.5p per upload)

Would it also be possible to add a message box that folk could leave comments on each others' recordings (either text or voice)?  ::)
Text: Yes. Voice: Only by doing the above.
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« Reply #55 on: February 19, 2008, 06:34:40 PM »

But It may be worth it- then we could hear with the pronounciation, although using voice chat may be just as good... we can get people with good German accents, and Pigment has offered to help.
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« Reply #56 on: February 19, 2008, 07:51:33 PM »

But It may be worth it- then we could hear with the pronounciation, although using voice chat may be just as good... we can get people with good German accents, and Pigment has offered to help.
That's very true. I was just pointing out that, if we want to upload a *lot* of stuff, it could become expensive...

Anyway, one thing I've just remembered I was going to point out about German is how literal it can be. For example, a detached house is 'Einfamilienhaus' - literally, 'A one-family house'. Another example: a tram is 'Straßenbahn' (I know you can put either a 'ß' or 'ss', but I prefer the former), which is literally 'a street train'

And then there're accents, but they're much easier than in French - I only really started remembering where to put the accents in French this year, while in German I've found it much easier (I attribute that to the fact that we've only done one type of accent, as opposed to three or four in French :P)
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« Reply #57 on: February 19, 2008, 08:29:25 PM »

Well, pronounciation isnt too bad- but some words people in my class have big probs with for some reason. Unsure why but they do. Like Moechte.
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« Reply #58 on: February 20, 2008, 09:00:05 PM »

OK- how about Wednesday next week at 8??

How would that suit people??
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« Reply #59 on: February 20, 2008, 09:04:07 PM »

Fine with me!
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