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What other languages sites would you like Erklaren to release in the future?

Arabic
1
2%
Chinese
16
36%
French
3
7%
German
5
11%
Italian
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9%
Jewish
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9%
Portuguese
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16%
Norwegian
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11%
 
Total votes: 45

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Postby untmdsprt » December 10th, 2007 9:36 pm

Why not add all the Native American languages? I had been learning Cherokee, and would like to keep all these original languages alive if possible!

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Postby maxiewawa » December 11th, 2007 2:33 am

Is the distinction between "Hebrew" and "Jewish" purely one made in English? From my perspective, Hebrew and Judaism/Jewish-ism are one and the same... I'll freely admit that there is no actual basis for this view though.

つまり、Is the distinction between "Jewish (language)" and "Hebrew" moot? Are they not the same?

(Maybe this would be of interest to Englishpod listeners!)

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Postby kc8ufv » December 11th, 2007 2:40 am

maxiewawa wrote:Is the distinction between "Hebrew" and "Jewish" purely one made in English? From my perspective, Hebrew and Judaism/Jewish-ism are one and the same... I'll freely admit that there is no actual basis for this view though.

つまり、Is the distinction between "Jewish (language)" and "Hebrew" moot? Are they not the same?

(Maybe this would be of interest to Englishpod listeners!)


In English, there are many languages that have a significantly different name from from their nation or region of origin. Typically these are languages that are used by many nations, have historical significance, or from areas with multiple languages.

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Postby Jason » December 11th, 2007 3:42 pm

maxiewawa wrote:Is the distinction between "Hebrew" and "Jewish" purely one made in English?

It depends on what you're talking about. If you're talking about people, then Hebrew and Jewish mean the same thing. If you're talking about language, then only Hebrew is correct. There is no language named "Jewish." So you could say "Hebrew is the Jewish language" but you couldn't say "Jewish is the Hebrew language" because "Jewish" is not the name of a language.
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Postby Shaydwyrm » December 11th, 2007 4:07 pm

Indeed, Yiddish, Aramaic, and a number of other less well-known languages and dialects are also closely associated with Judaism. The Talmud, for example, is written in Aramaic. Yiddish was spoken by the majority of Jews up until the Holocaust. It's only relatively recently that Hebrew has become so important as a spoken language.

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Postby maxiewawa » December 11th, 2007 6:41 pm

Thanks Shaydwrym, that's what I was wondering... in my mind Hebrew language = Jewish language, but I guess there's more than one "Jewish" (language).

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Postby Ulver_684 » December 12th, 2007 7:02 am

maxiewawa wrote:Thanks Shaydwrym, that's what I was wondering... in my mind Hebrew language = Jewish language, but I guess there's more than one "Jewish" (language).


Maxiewawa-san! :wink:

Thank you, I will teach all Spanish listeners Mexican Spanish. 8)

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Postby maxiewawa » December 12th, 2007 7:59 am

iMuchos Gracias!

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Postby Ulver_684 » December 13th, 2007 11:05 am

maxiewawa wrote:iMuchos Gracias!


Maxiewawa-san guey! :wink:

It is muchas gracias not muchos because you are like saying too much thank you. :shock:

Your welcome is de nada, no es nada, esta bien! :D

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Postby lolillo » December 14th, 2007 5:33 am

Ulver_684 wrote:
maxiewawa wrote:iMuchos Gracias!


Maxiewawa-san guey! :wink:

It is muchas gracias not muchos because you are like saying too much thank you. :shock:



"Mucho" (masculine, singular), "mucha" (feminine, singular) mean "much".

"Muchos (masculine, plural), "muchas" (feminine, plural) mean "many".

Since "gracia" is feminine, there must be a correlation between the two words, both in feminine, therefore "muchas gracias" ("many thanks"). (As opposed, for example, to "muchos chicos" - "a lot of boys"). :)

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Postby JockZon » December 16th, 2007 10:03 am

Thank you Ulver-san ^^ I hope y'all will like the Swedish Survival Phrases. Btw, why would we wanna learn Norwegian when we have Swedish? Haha 8) Just kidding...

Btw, I recently went to englishpod101.com and was suprised that it was up and running. Why has it been so little info about this?

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Postby kc8ufv » December 16th, 2007 1:52 pm

JockZon wrote:Thank you Ulver-san ^^ I hope y'all will like the Swedish Survival Phrases. Btw, why would we wanna learn Norwegian when we have Swedish? Haha 8) Just kidding...

Btw, I recently went to englishpod101.com and was suprised that it was up and running. Why has it been so little info about this?


JZさん
There was a newscast here on Sat 12/1 (I remember which day because I listened to that newscast after getting Kaori Momoi's autograph - she was invited here by UofM) before EP101 opened. I recognize several people from the JP101 community over there. It looks like word may be starting to reach their target audience, as I am starting to see some unfamiliar "faces" over there.
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Postby JockZon » December 16th, 2007 10:03 pm

Oh I see, well I've missed alot since I haven't been following JPOD regularly.

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Postby kitty-chan » December 16th, 2007 11:26 pm

Kaori Momoi?

At first i thought it was the same person as DJ Momoi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJ4xr6EcjSc




But i guess it's not... LOL

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Postby kc8ufv » December 17th, 2007 2:05 am

Kaori Momoi
I am referencing the Actress/Director

Link to event 1 2 3


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