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#101 Post by EA01 » Sat May 01, 2021 11:28 am

I never came across a gerund until I learned Danish - despite having learned English at grammar school.
I never came across a 'Gerund' until now, no Idea there was a word for such a thing...astounding....

How is your Danish now G-CPTN?....I tried to teach myself some a few years back when visiting CPH., and whilst everyone speaks English, my attempts at Danish were very well received indeed!....I enjoyed learning as much as I could...very interesting.

But I could hardly call myself fluent at all! ... especially there as there is, like in Australian English to abbreviate words so much...

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#102 Post by EA01 » Sat May 01, 2021 11:31 am

....Just checked Mrs Fliegs (Hungover still....), she also had never ever heard of a 'Gerund'...

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#103 Post by Hydromet » Sat May 01, 2021 12:41 pm

D1 did a school exchange in Denmark and could carry on a conversation when she came home, but I doubt whether she could remember much of it now. She also did a year of intensive Japanese when living in Tokyo, but again, I doubt that she has spoken a word of it in the last 15 years.

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#104 Post by ian16th » Sat May 01, 2021 12:45 pm

Why do some people pick up languages like others pick up measles?

Me, I'm dead jealous. I struggle with English.
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#105 Post by G-CPTN » Sat May 01, 2021 2:03 pm

EA01 wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 11:28 am

How is your Danish now G-CPTN?....I tried to teach myself some a few years back when visiting CPH., and whilst everyone speaks English, my attempts at Danish were very well received indeed!....I enjoyed learning as much as I could...very interesting.
For a while after returning to the UK we maintained our Danish as a secret language - though no longer.
The occasional tourbus to our village gave the opportunity to snakke Dansk (though not for a couple of years now due to Covid).

So my Danish is very rusty and nearly 30 years ago.

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#106 Post by EA01 » Sun May 02, 2021 8:49 am

snakke Dansk
....got that without having to look it up! :)

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#107 Post by Karearea » Wed May 19, 2021 7:29 pm

Phragmites - I'd've just called 'em reeds myself...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phragmites
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#108 Post by Opsboi » Wed May 19, 2021 10:54 pm

Recrudescence

I wasn't expecting that

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#109 Post by Hydromet » Thu May 20, 2021 2:27 am

Opsboi wrote:
Wed May 19, 2021 10:54 pm
Recrudescence

I wasn't expecting that
Thank you, Opsboi, I shall attempt to drop that into any future Covid-related conversations.

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#110 Post by PHXPhlyer » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:23 pm

polymathic

A polymath (Greek: πολυμαθής, polymathēs, "having learned much"; Latin: homo universalis, "universal man") is an individual whose knowledge spans a substantial number of subjects, known to draw on complex bodies of knowledge to solve specific problems.

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#111 Post by Opsboi » Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:24 pm

Tintinnabulation

That rings a bell

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#112 Post by PHXPhlyer » Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:22 am

Unfortunately, I hear that all the time thanks to guns, jets, and rock and roll. :(( :ymdevil:

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#113 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:22 am

Opsboi wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:24 pm
Tintinnabulation

That rings a bell
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#114 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:45 am

PHXPhlyer wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:22 am
Unfortunately, I hear that all the time thanks to guns, jets, and rock and roll. :(( :ymdevil:

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Today I will, mostly, be thinking of tintinnabulation... a ringing or tinkling sound...

Depressed, feeling a slump, then remember Lift = Coefficient of Lift x 1/2 x ρ x V-squared X S!

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#115 Post by Boac » Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:56 am

My tinnitus is different. I have a constant low-level fixed pitch noise. I suppose that is easier to live with than ding dongs.

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#116 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:01 am

Boac wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:56 am
My tinnitus is different. I have a constant low-level fixed pitch noise. I suppose that is easier to live with than ding dongs.
Mental acuity - The quiet, efficient hum of your fine brain whirring away Boac... ;)))
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#117 Post by Boac » Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:06 am

No, more like a very high-pressure relief valve, possibly the result of reading some posters here =))

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#118 Post by PHXPhlyer » Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:59 pm

I mentioned my tinnitus to an audiology sales rep I met who said that ~4,000 HZ was a common frequency for it.
I downloaded a frequency generator app to my phone and surprise, surprise.
Tone matched very close to that.

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#119 Post by Smeagol » Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:06 pm

thuge, worrage

Two words that I once attempted to use in a Scrabble game but unfortunately do not exist. But they sound like they ought to.
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#120 Post by G-CPTN » Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:13 pm

What do you think they mean?

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