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Senile Reptile
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So! Who speaks Chinese? I'm gonna start that in college, probably.

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Polaris
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Bob's Big Date
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Xao voula souta do Aixo-se.

[ Sunday, May 30, 2004 16:20: Message edited by: CUSTER FOLGT DER MASCHINE ]

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Agent
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Pinyin is an ooooogly bastardization of Chinese. And most non-native speakers sound like jackasses.

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Master
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most of them ARE jackasses.

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Polaris - Weather balloons, ninjas, and your big daddy Wise Man. What more could you want?
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Unless China is a remarkable haven on Earth, most native speakers are also probably jackasses. That's the way things go.

—Alorael, who is proud to say that he has been keeping a list of monikers, one per day with one day skipped. He'll even post it if you're very lucky.
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Master
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yea that's right, i'm technically a jackass too, so kill me. :P

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Polaris - Weather balloons, ninjas, and your big daddy Wise Man. What more could you want?
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Lifecrafter
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quote:
Originally written by There is a fork.:

Unless China is a remarkable haven on Earth, most native speakers are also probably jackasses. That's the way things go.
What do you mean? All Chinese aren't long-bearded wise gurus who spend their time drinking tea and studying holy texts? Now I'm all confused.

EDIT: Oh, I get it. You mean the ninjas? Completely forgot about those.

[ Sunday, May 30, 2004 21:55: Message edited by: Saltweed ]

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Does this post differ from spam? Answers on a postcard to Drakefyre.

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Agent
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quote:
Originally written by I enjoy:

Does this post differ from spam? Answers on a postcard to Drakefyre.
^this post?

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Bob's Big Date
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Was that phrased to mean that exposure to Arctic's TLC is unhealthy?

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Agent
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Khoth and Arctic? ... hm.

edit: ... was a Freudian typing error <blushes>

[ Monday, May 31, 2004 13:06: Message edited by: spy.there ]

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Khothie-sama is my very own fanboy who I love very much!

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Law Bringer
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Now live in fear of what offspring might come of such an unholy union! Wonder what, exactly, Saunders is doing mixed up in all this! Then discover that there are tentacles under your bed, along with some pentacles, and know the meaning of true Cthulhu-esque mind-wrenching, soul-destroying terror.

—Alorael, who would like to be present for the next time any of the parties involved step into a church. There are even odds on which catches fire, the building or the person (using the term person loosely).
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Is it a coincidence that spy.there misspelled my name into the Lovecraftian horror? I think not.

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tl/dr

(new moniker)

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人 た ち を 燃 え る た め に 俺 は か れ ら に 火 を 上 げ る か ら 死 ん だ
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Agent
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quote:
*sings in church choir on Sundays with no deleterious effects observable*
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me too. :) It is a very good training for breath and the lungs.

TM, do you mean Maschinenumdrehung? Die Maschine dreht sich? Die Drehmaschine? Das Drehmoment der Maschine?
:D Or did you babelfish the word "revolution" into German?

edit: adds quote for better clarity

[ Monday, May 31, 2004 14:37: Message edited by: spy.there ]

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Ma'am, don't insult my intelligence.
The problem with Maschineumdrehung is that it would stretch that column of every topic I posted in, and that's bad in general.

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人 た ち を 燃 え る た め に 俺 は か れ ら に 火 を 上 げ る か ら 死 ん だ
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Agent
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The problem with Maschineumdrehung is, that this word does not exist and I wanted to ask, what it means.
Maschinenumdrehung - with "n" in the middle - can be the rotation of a machine. The word doesn't exist neither, but it makes more sense.

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Guardian
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Revolution is 'Revolution'. If you want a synonym: 'Umwälzung'.

Ah, now I know what you are looking for: 'Umsturz'.
Lang lebe die Revolution (der Umsturz).

[ Monday, May 31, 2004 17:49: Message edited by: ef ]

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Polaris
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Wouldn't it be "Lib", though?
The way I figure, you're telling the Revolution to live a long time, and leben is irregular... Bah. This is confusing.

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How the heck are people supposed to identify 'Umsturz' with political unrest?
Fixed, at any rate. Question, though- when learning Deutsch, do children "memorize" words, or does something like Umsturz make sense intrinsically?

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Guardian
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quote:
How the heck are people supposed to identify 'Umsturz' with political unrest?
But that's what people immediately associate with it. I haven't heard it used in any other context. The image is not so much one of unrest, rather upheaval and creating a mess.

The verb 'leben' is not irregular.
leben - lebte - gelebt
'lebe' is 'Imperativ' (sorry, don't know the english equivalent).
Yes, you ask (want) the revolution to live long. Other examples:
Lang lebe der König! Hell scheine die Sonne. Warm sei der Sommer.

No, children don't memorize words. They catch the associations. 'umstürzen': ein Baum stürzt um = a tree falls down. Ever seen a tree fall after a storm? That's quite a mess and a bit of an upheaval too.

[ Monday, May 31, 2004 22:19: Message edited by: ef ]

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Polaris
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It makes sense to me.

I think the Swedish translation for "umsturz" would be "omstörtning".

"Om" means about "around, all around". "Störta" is "to fall".

Therefore "omstörtning" would mean not exactly revolution, but rather just things collapsing and changing nature, in a great scale. Which, in a way, describes revolution better than the word "revolution" itself.

[ Tuesday, June 01, 2004 01:51: Message edited by: Saltweed ]

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Ah, you did mean revolution, TM! But "Maschine Umsturz"?

We know the "Industrielle Revolution" from the 18. century in England and western Europe. And hence the "Maschinensturm", a violent protest against the new machinery and the destruction of machines. I don't know, if that term exists in English. It comes from "stuermen", which means a violent assault of a place or building (e.g. "der Sturm auf die Bastille").

"Maschine Umsturz" still doesn't say anything, even if you put the missing "n" between the two words. "Umsturz" is associated with governments, rules, programs, but not with machines. According to "Maschinen..." it would rather be "...zerstoerung", "...sturm", "...revolution".
Um ... the latter does not really fit, that's called "Industrielle Revolution".
:) Sorry when it sounds hair-splitting, but German is properly an accurate language.

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TM may have no respect for language, but he definitely means "machine revolution".

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