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by haumovie
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Odd use of "they've" or similar
Replies: 11
Views: 4780

Odd use of "they've" or similar

I have started coming across really odd examples of "they've", "he'd" and similar. At least I find them odd. Here's an illustration of what I mean: They've no time left. He'd to do it. She'd no coat on. Am I the only one to find this odd? So far, I have only seen this kind of sen...
by haumovie
Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:51 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Teaching baby 2 languages
Replies: 12
Views: 6159

Re: Teaching baby 2 languages

We are raising our children as bilinguals. I'm danish (and bilingual (english/danish) myself) and my wife is english and speaks very good danish. From all the literature that we've read on the subject, the one key thing mentioned everywhere is consistency. Whether you choose to speak each your own l...
by haumovie
Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words common to different languages with different meanings
Replies: 69
Views: 33377

Re: Words common to different languages with different meani

English "smell" is very close in sound to the danish "smæld" which means crack (sound) or lash (action) - but isn't onomatopoeic. The danish word "piskesmæld" thus means "whiplash" (as in the injury to the neck). There's a very large number of both true and fa...

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