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    Re: Ok... how did this happen

    Here's another language for you (Cantonese):

    2 Big Beers please:
    Leung gor dai be jao ng goy

    What dogs say (and also what children call dogs):
    Wo wo

    As I recall, Old English (i.e., Anglo-Saxon English -- in Beowulf's time) used to have the ae (which I forgot how they're called, ash?)...Danish and English have a common language ancestor too, but are different nowadays, because of Norman influence (that's one of the reasons why English and French are so similar).

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    Re: Ok... how did this happen

    Ni ko biiru kudasai.

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    unam cervisiam mihi das



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    Re: Ok... how did this happen

    My mum should be back in the country this week so I'll find out what it is in Sinhalese for you.

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    Re: Ok... how did this happen

    I guess you need a finnish lesson!

    Kaksi isoa olutta, kiitos.

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    w00t.. that sounds almost as fun as when my friend from Iceland tried to learn me to order stuff in the native tongue...

    She's a blast to hang out with.. and she's one of the people on my list who regularly break their computers (wintend0 luser) and everytime I go there to fix it I bring my Linux powered Laptop and now she's agreed to go 100% Linux if I can make it work as well for her as Windows. Which is easy... she needs Openoffice and KDE, and she's set for the day.

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    Re: Ok... how did this happen

    Ni ko biiru kudasai.
    Actually: futatsu biiru kudasai
    I'm not certain, but I think 2 large would be: futatsu ooki biiru kudasai

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    I'm not certain, but I think 2 large would be: futatsu ooki biiru kudasai
    So which part of that is 2?
    Ni is 2 surely. iche, ni, san, shi....etc (ok my spelling is probably waaaaay out)


    LC: Mum couldn't translate, but will find out next week (in Tamil too!)

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    Re: Ok... how did this happen

    Nataka pombe kubwa nane.

    Swahili for "I would like two large beers."

    Pronounce each syllable...its the easiest language to pronounce from reading.

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    Re: Ok... how did this happen




    So which part of that is 2?
    Ni is 2 surely. iche, ni, san, shi....etc *(ok my spelling is probably waaaaay out)
    Ichi, ni, san, etc is jus the numbers. For counting things, they use specific counting words. Ex:
    General Things: Hitotsu = 1 thing, Futatsu = 2 things, Mittsu = 3 things, Yottsu = 4 things, Itsutsu = 5, Mottsu = 6, Nanatsu = 7, Yattsu = 8, (I forget 9), Tou = 10

    Thin, flat things (paper, pieces of gum or bread, etc.): Ichimai = 1 thin, flat piece, Nimai = 2, Sanmai =3, etc

    People: Hitori = 1, Futari = 2, Sannin = 3, Yonnin = 4, Gonin =5, etc.

    Cylindrical objects (pencils, trees, technically beer bottles also, but they don't use it this way): Ippon = 1, Nippon =2, Sanbon = 3, Yonhon = 4, Gohon = 5, Roppon = 6, Nanahon = 7, Happon = 8, Kyuhon = 9, Juppon = 10.

    Interesting side note, for those of you who've been there. If you've ever been to Roppongi, it's named after the 6 important families (or "family trees&quot from that area (Roppon = 6, Gi = Trees).

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