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Re: A to Z - Photographs of Arillas and Corfu
« Reply #870 on: March 26, 2008, 02:49:01 PM »
Terry

I don't understand/know "αριθ  ελαστικό" as no tyre.  I thought the word for "no" was "όχι".  I cant find the word αριθ anywhere.  Where did you see it. 

Eggy: do you know the word?  I like to learn Greek so further info would be helpful

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Re: A to Z - Photographs of Arillas and Corfu
« Reply #871 on: March 26, 2008, 04:27:58 PM »
I can't type the Greek but do you mean "horis"..."without". They may be sound the same?
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Re: A to Z - Photographs of Arillas and Corfu
« Reply #872 on: March 26, 2008, 04:51:06 PM »
Not a word I recognise and Dimitris may correct me here but " θ " which is the Greek θητα - ( Thita ) is never used at the end of a word - May be wrong.

οχι - ochi - is the word for no and can be used as it is at Home.

χωριζ - choris ( "ch" as in Loch - The same with ochi ) is without.

So I suppose you could say "no Tyre" or "without a tyre"

I need to workout how to say in Greek:-
"When I find Terry's hire car it will quickly be without tyres"

History lesson over - I gotta headache now ! 

Anyway - A good εψιλο - (epsilo ) Terry.
Anyone for a ζιτα - (zita) ?
Negg
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Re: A to Z - Photographs of Arillas and Corfu
« Reply #873 on: March 26, 2008, 05:10:43 PM »
At least I will know how to type κλεμμένος ελαστικό when my hire car has been "Egged".

What would the plural be, if ελαστικό = tyre what would tyres be?



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Re: A to Z - Photographs of Arillas and Corfu
« Reply #874 on: March 26, 2008, 05:29:50 PM »
Here is ζ for ζωγραφική = a painting at Irini's




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Re: A to Z - Photographs of Arillas and Corfu
« Reply #875 on: March 26, 2008, 05:51:57 PM »
have you been on Irinis Web page

http://irinis-art.freehostia.com/

some lovely stuff



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Re: A to Z - Photographs of Arillas and Corfu
« Reply #876 on: March 26, 2008, 06:05:32 PM »
Thanks for posting that link Gata, I didn't know that Irini had a website.



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Re: A to Z - Photographs of Arillas and Corfu
« Reply #877 on: March 26, 2008, 06:12:35 PM »
Hi Terry

hope you had a chance to look on Irini's Site.  If you did you may have seen me!!!!!

To answer your question about plural for ελαστικό.  I think by its ending its a neuter word
το ελαστικό = the tyre so therefore the plural may be τα ελαστικα - the tyres.  I may be wrong as that was from my limited knowledge of Greek language rules and once you think you understand the rules some irregularity pops in and throws your understanding into chaos - is there any other learners out there who understand what I mean!



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Re: A to Z - Photographs of Arillas and Corfu
« Reply #878 on: March 26, 2008, 06:52:39 PM »
Terry / Gata

Heavy stuff these plurals and I still get a lot wrong. It's a bit of a minefield and a lot of it gets put into memory. A little like how you identify the word "LEAD" within a sentence. "Lead is a metal" or "The dog is on a lead" - That sort of thing.

I'm sure Gata is right on the plural for tyre as most neuter nouns ending in "O" will change to an "A". As will most neuter nouns ending in " I "
Eg - to pedhi - ta pedthia ( Child / Children )

But a feminine noun as in "ee ora" (the hour ) becomes "ores" ( hours)

I've gotta nother headache now!

Cheers
Negg

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Re: A to Z - Photographs of Arillas and Corfu
« Reply #879 on: March 26, 2008, 06:58:52 PM »
I know what u mean about a headache!!!! 

My Greek seems to flow so much better after a few glasses/bottles of wines lol



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Re: A to Z - Photographs of Arillas and Corfu
« Reply #880 on: March 26, 2008, 07:04:57 PM »
Languages are strange:

What about this.  You chop down a tree and then you cut or brake up the branches.  How did we ever learn English!!!!



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Re: A to Z - Photographs of Arillas and Corfu
« Reply #881 on: March 26, 2008, 07:15:40 PM »
Gata

I can slip quite comfortably into Greek after a couple of bevvies. But, quite often. I still struggle to understand as one word can flow into another
Yiasas for example is "hello/goodbye" yia sas can be translated as " for you "

I worry sometimes I will forget a lot of English - Who saw that I put "History lesson" earlier instead of "Greek lesson"? - You were all too polite to tell me!

So - Continue the education - Who's got a "Η - η - ητα" - ita?

I am concerned that not all this banter will be enjoyed by all so c'mon Forum. If you think we should stick a Greek A-Z on another topic make your feelings felt.

Negg
ps - I feel like I'm back at school but, for me, it's enjoyable education for a change.
pps. - Also I failed my English language and literature  A-Levels ,years ago so you've all got a head start on me.

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Re: A to Z - Photographs of Arillas and Corfu
« Reply #882 on: March 26, 2008, 08:07:06 PM »
Lovely to see a photo of Irini.....
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Re: A to Z - Photographs of Arillas and Corfu
« Reply #883 on: March 26, 2008, 11:21:22 PM »
I would love to have a go but my head is still swimming with Urdu words over 6 months of lessons and  I feel like a break from languages.  Give me a few more weeks and I might be able to have a go.  I think one of the problems is learning the phonetics and not really knowing how the words really sound.  The alphabet has got to be a good start though.  The worse part is def. the grammar!

I think its amazing that you are all having a go.  Are you using a greek translator online so as to be able to copy and paste the actual greek writing too?

So with Dans Romanian, Marika with her language (is she from Finland or Sweden), and Italian etc. we should all be able to pick a few other languages too.
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Re: A to Z - Photographs of Arillas and Corfu
« Reply #884 on: March 26, 2008, 11:32:20 PM »
I found this to help remember the order of the alphabet

Mnemonics for alphabetic order

a b g d e ....................All Bigots Get Diarrhea Eventually
z h q i k...................... Zorro Ate THe Ice Kap(pa)
l m n x o..................... Let's Munch Nuts EXcessively, Okay?
p r s t .........................Pigs Really Stink Terribly
u f c y w..................... Under Five CHairs, PSychiatrists Wink

If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.