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Re: If you could learn another language, what would it be and why?

Post by Amarië on Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:19 pm

*sniffle* How touching!

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Re: If you could learn another language, what would it be and why?

Post by bungobaggins on Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:24 pm

Bluebottle wrote:Ok, since you asked. Smile


I love this tune so much. I whipped together a quick and dirty theme and variation on it. I'll probably go back to it and expand once I get my creative juices back. Smile

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Re: If you could learn another language, what would it be and why?

Post by Mrs Figg on Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:32 pm

halfwise wrote:I do so love that song. Very Happy I love you


How in the name of all that is sacred is "kjøpe" pronounced?

I was just asking that same question to myself. Shocked

fake edit ooh that's how its pronounced. Choopeechoop Very Happy
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Re: If you could learn another language, what would it be and why?

Post by halfwise on Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:12 pm

[quote="bungobaggins"]
Bluebottle wrote:
I love this tune so much. I whipped together a quick and dirty theme and variation on it. I'll probably go back to it and expand once I get my creative juices back. Smile



Oh, that sounds like you're having fun!

The genius of the Norwegian band is their interpretation suddenly opens you up to unlimited possibilities, they just had to put the thought in your head.

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Re: If you could learn another language, what would it be and why?

Post by azriel on Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:13 am



I love this tune so much. I whipped together a quick and dirty theme and variation on it. I'll probably go back to it and expand once I get my creative juices back. Smile

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That was good ! Very Happy Is this not the catchiest tune on here ? This simple ditty will live forever Very Happy

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Re: If you could learn another language, what would it be and why?

Post by Lancebloke on Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:00 pm

Spanish so I could talk to all these fucking South Americans without sounding like a dick!

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Re: If you could learn another language, what would it be and why?

Post by Mrs Figg on Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:05 pm

which bit are you in lance?

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Re: If you could learn another language, what would it be and why?

Post by halfwise on Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:55 pm

Lancebloke wrote:Spanish so I could talk to all these fucking South Americans without sounding like a dick!

Every country speaks a different dialect, but they'll all understand classic spanish. So they'll be able to understand you, but you'll have a hard time following them. I know because I live in a Dominican area, and I thought I had forgotten all my Spanish because I could never follow any conversations. Then I took a trip to Spain and everything was crystal clear.

If you're fluent you'd be fine, but without fluency you're lost in all the chewed words.

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Re: If you could learn another language, what would it be and why?

Post by Bluebottle on Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:43 am

bungobaggins wrote:
Bluebottle wrote:Ok, since you asked. Smile


I love this tune so much. I whipped together a quick and dirty theme and variation on it. I'll probably go back to it and expand once I get my creative juices back. Smile


I can't help but love all the enthusiasm and creativity that song seems to engender around these parts. And all for such a silly little song. Razz You guys. Smile

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Re: If you could learn another language, what would it be and why?

Post by Bluebottle on Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:45 am

Mrs Figg wrote:
halfwise wrote:I do so love that song. Very Happy I love you


How in the name of all that is sacred is "kjøpe" pronounced?

I was just asking that same question to myself. Shocked

fake edit  ooh that's how its pronounced. Choopeechoop Very Happy

https://translate.google.no/#no/en/Hvor%20kan%20jeg%20kj%C3%B8pe%20pizza%3F

There you go. Now you can purchase pizza in fjordianlandian. Very Happy

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Re: If you could learn another language, what would it be and why?

Post by Bluebottle on Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:51 am

Eldorion wrote:
Bluebottle wrote:Now, for all the time you english speakers on here has spent around norwegians, noone wants to learn norwegian? How is one to interpret that exactly? Razz

We've got all you guys here and you're better than Google Translate.  Why would we need to learn Fjordian? Moon

You learn a language to converse with people in it, I guess. Now, norwegian speakers.. You do know some of them, don't you? Whether you feel it's worth the effort, that's completely up to you of course. Wink

Other than that I feel Ringo and Amarië have made my case well for me. Razz

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Re: If you could learn another language, what would it be and why?

Post by Lancebloke on Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:24 am

Mrs Figg wrote:which bit are you in lance?

We crossed in to Peru yesterday. Here for about a month starting in Mancora which is where I am now.

Halfy - I dont speak any Spanish. All I know I have picked up since being here which isn't much.

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Re: If you could learn another language, what would it be and why?

Post by bungobaggins on Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:28 am

Bluebottle wrote:

I can't help but love all the enthusiasm and creativity that song seems to engender around these parts. And all for such a silly little song.  Razz You guys. Smile

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Re: If you could learn another language, what would it be and why?

Post by huffjuff on Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:16 pm

I think I'd like to study northern sami (my grandparents speaks northern sami) and maybe french. As for now I speak the nordic languages, english and some german, so I think some french would do nice Smile

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Re: If you could learn another language, what would it be and why?

Post by huffjuff on Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:16 pm

OR maybe italian Smile

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Re: If you could learn another language, what would it be and why?

Post by halfwise on Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:46 pm

italian's way less annoying. Actually spelled the way it sounds.

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Re: If you could learn another language, what would it be and why?

Post by halfwise on Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:35 pm

Bluebottle wrote:

I can't help but love all the enthusiasm and creativity that song seems to engender around these parts. And all for such a silly little song.  Razz You guys. Smile


You are used to hearing it as a folk song/children's song, and if the band hadn't done what it did with it, we would too. But that whimsical riff was our first introduction to it, giving us a whole different viewpoint.

It reminds me of when I heard an a cappela group do the commercial jingle "Bumblebee Tuna". Americans know the tune well and wouldn't give it a second thought, but this college group started riffing on it, and it was a rousing, joyous masterpiece. Pure genius: I've never viewed the tune the same way.

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Re: If you could learn another language, what would it be and why?

Post by Bluebottle on Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:02 pm

Yeah, we obviously have some different associations to the song. Good point. I still think the enthusiasm cute though. Razz

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Post by Amarië on Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:21 pm

It's beyond cute and heading towards adorable at full speed. Laughing
It's a Winnie the Pooh song originally.

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Post by Bluebottle on Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:21 pm

Definitely adorable. Nod

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Post by Bluebottle on Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:43 pm

huffjuff wrote:I think I'd like to study northern sami (my grandparents speaks northern sami) and maybe french. As for now I speak the nordic languages, english and some german, so I think some french would do nice Smile

Sami would be cool. Nod  One does feel one kind of should know the languages spoken in ones own country. And then I could even understand the sami news on television. Razz

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Post by halfwise on Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:48 pm

Amarië wrote:It's beyond cute and heading towards adorable at full speed. Laughing
It's a Winnie the Pooh song originally.

Was it based on the Winnie the Pooh song?  Because other than the theme of snow and tiddly-pom the lyrics seem very different.  I'm just judging from the tiddly-pom placement.

Winnie the Pooh:
The more it snows, tiddly-pom
the more it goes, tiddly-pom
The more it goes, tiddly-pom
on snowing.

Norwegian:
It snows, it snows, tiddly-bom
la-la, la-la, tiddly-bom
la-di  la-da, la-di, la-da
Tiddly-bom la diddly-da!

different structure.  Nod

And of course her singing is ever so much sexier than when Pooh sings it.  Sends tremors down my spine to tickle me nether parts, it does.


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Post by Mrs Figg on Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:34 pm

Its funny but Norwegian sounds closer to English than Welsh does. Sometimes (rarely) I can sort of work out what  a fyordlandian word means, like fisk, but Welsh might as well be ancient Sumerian, no words even closely resemble anything I have heard before. No

and yeah Italian does what it says on the tin. I mean. station, stazione, even I figured that out. Laughing just stick ione at the end of everything.
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Re: If you could learn another language, what would it be and why?

Post by halfwise on Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:17 pm

And wave your arms and waggle your eyebrows and get all worked up.

Or you can be British and plaster your upper lip in place.

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Re: If you could learn another language, what would it be and why?

Post by halfwise on Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:19 pm

BTW BB, does that snow band have other cute songs?

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