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Posted: December 10th, 2007 9:36 pm
by untmdsprt
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!

Posted: December 11th, 2007 2:33 am
by maxiewawa
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!)

Posted: December 11th, 2007 2:40 am
by kc8ufv
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.

Posted: December 11th, 2007 3:42 pm
by Jason
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.

Posted: December 11th, 2007 4:07 pm
by Shaydwyrm
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.

Posted: December 11th, 2007 6:41 pm
by maxiewawa
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).

Posted: December 12th, 2007 7:02 am
by Ulver_684
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)

Posted: December 12th, 2007 7:59 am
by maxiewawa
iMuchos Gracias!

Posted: December 13th, 2007 11:05 am
by Ulver_684
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

Posted: December 14th, 2007 5:33 am
by lolillo
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"). :)

Posted: December 16th, 2007 10:03 am
by JockZon
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?

Posted: December 16th, 2007 1:52 pm
by kc8ufv
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.

Posted: December 16th, 2007 10:03 pm
by JockZon
Oh I see, well I've missed alot since I haven't been following JPOD regularly.

Posted: December 16th, 2007 11:26 pm
by kitty-chan
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

Posted: December 17th, 2007 2:05 am
by kc8ufv
Kaori Momoi
I am referencing the Actress/Director

Link to event 1 2 3