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Postby Guest » Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:42 am

在見じゃない。
再見だね。

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Postby Flaminius » Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:53 am

The above guest is me. It's sooo good that I can type Japanese directly into the input field. うれしいな。
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Postby anders » Fri Feb 18, 2005 7:24 am

It's interesting to note that on answering, I can view the Hebrew in a much nicer font.

One huge problem arises for me, though. I had planned to devote this semester completely to Chinese, but now I'm tempted to get into Japanese, which I know from nothing (/Tom Lehrer), as well.

At least I understand sufficiently to appreciate Flam's discreet correction of my too hasty choice from the input box.

再见 :wink:

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Postby Garzo » Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:32 pm

ܐܟܬܘܒ ܣܘܪܝܝܐ, yay!

This is far comfier than the other place!

Gareth.
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welcome Garzo

Postby KatyBr » Sat Feb 19, 2005 9:05 pm

Nice to see you here, Garzo.

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:lol: :D :lol:
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Postby wquinette » Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:59 am

Hello everybody !

Strangest and, at the same time, nicest of all, is to verify that Katy is now a mere Junior !!! :)

WQ
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junior poster

Postby KatyBr » Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:03 am

yeah, wink, I am wondering how I'll ever get out of junior mode as 50 was the fisrt Agora's benchmark and I'm at 81!

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sheee, the indignity. Keeping in mind I had a few years' worth of posting on you. Welcome.
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Postby M. Henri Day » Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:54 am

Nice to see you on the forum, wquinette ! Katy lives, I believe, inside her PC, so she'll no doubt outrun us all even without a few years headstart, but it makes a pleasant change - at least for me - to join a forum in reasonable temporal proximity to its beginning. But by the way, how's it going with your Finnish studies ?...

Henri
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NOT EXACTLY INSIDE

Postby KatyBr » Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:18 pm

I don't exactly live in but since Im self employed I live near my pc. Actually it was I who spent a bit of time inviting the old agorans to stop by here. Only in the most tactful way of course.

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Re: NOT EXACTLY INSIDE

Postby anders » Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:26 pm

KatyBr wrote:Actually it was I who spent a bit of time inviting the old agorans to stop by here. Only in the most tactful way of course.

Katy


Yes, tactful indeed, not mentioning my age in picking me as an old agoran. Tons of thanks, if I haven't said so before.
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Postby KatyBr » Thu Feb 24, 2005 6:44 pm

I meant, of course Agorans from the old Agora, Old doesn't always refer to age but also to former or original.

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Postby anders » Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:34 pm

Of course, and I do try to be original. I think that I already have quoted Tom Lehrer on orignal sins.
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Postby astrokatastro » Thu Mar 10, 2005 9:39 am

Γεια σας παιδια, ευχαριστώ γιά την πρόσκληση,καλή συνέχεια.
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Postby Apoclima » Thu Mar 10, 2005 4:57 pm

Since I can sort of pronounce it, let me try to see some cognates!

παιδια -Children (pediatrist)

ευχαριστώ- grateful (eucharist)

πρόσκληση- lean forward (proclisis)

συνέχεια- stick together (synechia)

σας - your (sus) [wild guess]

την - the (ta)

γιά- (don't know)

Γεια- Geia (Spartan form ga = earth, Gaia)

kaleidoscope

So, something like:

Gaia your children, grateful for the reaching out, beautiful sticking together!

Apo
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Postby astrokatastro » Fri Mar 11, 2005 8:55 am

:D yes
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