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Γεια σας!

Postby adia » Sat 26 Jun 2010 3:01 pm

Γεια χαρά!

Hello! I'm Alexandros (Αλέξανδρος) from Athens, Greece, and Simon just approved my registration to this forum. My mother tongue is Greek and I think I'm pretty good with English as well. I've also studied French, German and Japanese for a few years each, but I've forgotten much of them since I stopped practicing.

I'm interested in linguistics as well as exotic scripts, but unfortunately more in the abstract, since I haven't put in the work required to achieve fluency in any language other than English. I'm also a fan of comics, and my choice in languages was influenced by the ones in which comics are published that I'd like to read. Of course this implies also Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Korean, Chinese... well, one step at a time ;-) I'm 36 by the way.

I'm not especially interested in conlangs, although I've read a book on Esperanto and some materials on Lojban available on-line.

I've been following the Omniglot blog for a few years now, but hadn't realized that there was a forum as well.

So, nice meeting you all!
adia
 
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Re: Γεια σας!

Postby Yaziq » Sat 26 Jun 2010 6:22 pm

Welcome to the forum. I was just listening to an old Greek song on YouTube called "Varka sto Gialo" which means "Boat in the Harbour" if translated properly. They don't write songs the way they used to.
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Re: Γεια σας!

Postby adia » Sun 27 Jun 2010 4:35 pm

Yes, I listen to all sorts of music, but older Greek songs will always have a special place in my heart! "Βάρκα στο γιαλό" is of course by Mikis Theodorakis, one of the greatest Greek songwriters and composers.

By the way, "γιαλός" is not literally "harbour"... It's rather the sea coast, as well as the part of sea next to the coast - so both the sea and land around the water's edge.
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