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04-03-2017, 10:00 AM
RE: Model D weaponry
Vera Wrote:Astreja, I *love* Icelandic folklore (the alarm tone on my phone is an Icelandic song), and they have the best lullaby ever
I was going to argue:"No, no, no. Russians or Ukrainians lullaby are the best lullaby ever". But then I listen to this video and said: "they are the best ever because they sound like Russians". Tongue Big Grin

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04-03-2017, 10:15 AM
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TO VERA


There were only two times when I wrote something and I was proud of myself. I always hated to write compositions when I was in school. I just couldn't do it. I felt so stupid. One time we had to write a compositions based on one of the Turgenev's stories. Teacher let us to choose between three topics. One of the topics was "Turgenev describes night the characters(shepherds) spent in the field". At that time I was fascinated with stars, night sky, cosmos. I even started to read astronomy books. I chose this topic. But because I was so passionate about night sky and stars it was very easy for me to express my thoughts.
Next day my Russian literature teacher said that she would read the best composition from yesterday. She started to read. I loved that. It was really beautiful composition. But then she pronounced name of the author. It was my name! I was shocked. I don't know why I didn't recognize right away it was my creation? How was it possible? I was shocked that I actually could write something that good.
Another time when I wrote good composition was when my son had to do it. It was here in the USA. My son was in high school. It had to be in English, of course. I loved the book. I just really, really loved the book. I wrote a composition about it. Again I was very passionate about what I was writing. I got "A". I was very proud of myself.

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05-03-2017, 12:04 AM
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Vera & Astreja - Currently Icelandic is my newest crush in languages.
I have a friend whom I've known for years who lives in Reykjavik.
I really need to go visit this year if I can.

I'm also a big fan of the all female rap group Reykjavikurdaetur (daughters of Reykjavik)

There is something about hearing another language that fills me with joy.
It transports me from the mundane world to a place where adventure is just around the corner.
It's very strange sometimes when you cross a border into another country and it just feels different.
It's probably a psychological thing, but there is something special about not being in familiar surroundings or hearing familiar sounds.

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05-03-2017, 01:40 PM
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Alla, I never was much of a fan of so-called essays or literary analysis (which is why I would write fairy tales when I was studying the language. Was lots of fun. And my teacher enjoyed it to), so I totally understand.

That's strange that you didn't recognise your own writing, you must have been in a creative trance when you were writing Wink I've been know to laugh at my own jokes when I read them some time later, after I've totally forgotten them Big Grin Seriously, though, It's a very weird feeling when you come across something you've written ages ago and have totally forgotten. Happens to me here, on TTA, too (because I've been here ages! Even with a year-long pause or so)

Rahn, I've been in love with my CD with Icelandic folk since forever. My latest crush is Basque music (I quite enjoy the music of the so-called Griko people, who live in Sardinia and have a mixture of Greek and Italian language and culture. Fascinating). But if I had to choose a country to visit/live in, the Scandinavian ones would totally beat Spain. I loved Sweden when I lived there and Iceland has a beauty totally its own (I would visit it one day, for sure, am just leaving Europe for my old(er) age, as it is my neighbourhood, so to speak Wink

You are right about the feeling one gets when one's surrounded by speakers of another language (or languages). And learning another language really changes the way you think and see the world. It also makes you appreciate home more when you come back home after a long journey and can finally speak your own language.

Not sure how coherent this was, spent the whole day surrounded by a whole lot of languages and am now being bombarded by a barrage of multi-lingual messages at the airport, so am kinda dazed and confused Shy

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05-03-2017, 02:10 PM
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(04-03-2017 10:15 AM)Alla Wrote:  It was really beautiful composition. But then she pronounced name of the author. It was my name! I was shocked. I don't know why I didn't recognize right away it was my creation? How was it possible? I was shocked that I actually could write something that good.

I've had that experience before where I don't immediately recognize some of my best code when people show it to me. Makes me wonder who really wrote it. It's a bootstrap paradox. Big Grin

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05-03-2017, 02:13 PM
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(05-03-2017 12:04 AM)Rahn127 Wrote:  There is something about hearing another language that fills me with joy.

I like listening to German. It's like they're cussing all the time. Even the kids.

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05-03-2017, 03:19 PM
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(05-03-2017 02:13 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  I like listening to German. It's like they're cussing all the time. Even the kids.

Dunno about that mate... German always sounds as though they're making a porn movie.

(Or so I've been told.)

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05-03-2017, 03:19 PM
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(05-03-2017 02:13 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(05-03-2017 12:04 AM)Rahn127 Wrote:  There is something about hearing another language that fills me with joy.

I like listening to German. It's like they're cussing all the time. Even the kids.
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05-03-2017, 04:22 PM
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(05-03-2017 02:10 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(04-03-2017 10:15 AM)Alla Wrote:  It was really beautiful composition. But then she pronounced name of the author. It was my name! I was shocked. I don't know why I didn't recognize right away it was my creation? How was it possible? I was shocked that I actually could write something that good.

I've had that experience before where I don't immediately recognize some of my best code when people show it to me. Makes me wonder who really wrote it. It's a bootstrap paradox. Big Grin
This works in reverse, too. I've seen code I wrote a half dozen years ago and ask myself, what idiot wrote this crap? Oh, wait ...
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05-03-2017, 06:31 PM
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(05-03-2017 04:22 PM)mordant Wrote:  
(05-03-2017 02:10 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  I've had that experience before where I don't immediately recognize some of my best code when people show it to me. Makes me wonder who really wrote it. It's a bootstrap paradox. Big Grin
This works in reverse, too. I've seen code I wrote a half dozen years ago and ask myself, what idiot wrote this crap? Oh, wait ...

I think I might be extremely egotistical.
I read stuff I wrote long ago and I think "My god, I'm brilliant."

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