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Language Workshops, free.

Postby repulsewarrior » Sat May 03, 2014 4:43 pm

i include this article on language workshops in the Tourism section, because it is free, and i imagine a fun way to learn a little about language, in Cyprus:

http://cyprus-mail.com/2014/05/03/language-transfer-launches-cyprus-project/

The project will offer free workshops and downloadable audio courses in Greek, Turkish and the Cypriot dialects, as well as facilitating language exchange activities on the island.


The method teaches conversational ability in a new language in record time – in a matter of hours, she said.


To participate in the Cyprus Project or donate to help cover the costs of workshops, visit http://www.languagetransfer.org
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Postby Oceanside50 » Sun May 04, 2014 4:24 am

[quotThe project will offer free workshops and downloadable audio courses in Greek, Turkish and the Cypriot dialects, as well as facilitating language exchange activities on the island.
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I can understand teaching Greek and Turkish but how do you teach the Cypriot dialect?....for instance how does one translate "amemavroshilogyreuke"...a phrase often used by Cypriots
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Postby B25 » Sun May 04, 2014 3:04 pm

Oceanside50 wrote:[quotThe project will offer free workshops and downloadable audio courses in Greek, Turkish and the Cypriot dialects, as well as facilitating language exchange activities on the island.
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I can understand teaching Greek and Turkish but how do you teach the Cypriot dialect?....for instance how does one translate "amemavroshilogyreuke"...a phrase often used by Cypriots[/quote]
Actually the word is 'apangaromavromavroshilogyreuke' :lol: :lol:
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Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sun May 04, 2014 3:21 pm

B25 wrote:Actually the word is 'apangaromavromavroshilogyreuke' :lol: :lol:


That's really interesting because Hellenistic Greek (which the Cypriot dialect resembles hugely) was written without any spaces between the words! :D
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Re: Language Workshops, free.

Postby repulsewarrior » Sun May 04, 2014 6:51 pm

...indeed, writing this way adds a whole new meaning to reading between the lines, and double meanings, where a line of letters can be divided in more than one way.
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Re: Language Workshops, free.

Postby kurupetos » Sun May 04, 2014 7:46 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:
B25 wrote:Actually the word is 'apangaromavromavroshilogyreuke' :lol: :lol:


That's really interesting because Hellenistic Greek (which the Cypriot dialect resembles hugely) was written without any spaces between the words! :D

:D :wink:
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Re: Language Workshops, free.

Postby Cap » Sun May 04, 2014 8:05 pm

Italian resembles Latin. And?
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Re: Language Workshops, free.

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sun May 04, 2014 9:52 pm

Not so much at all. Only a passing resemblance.
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Re: Language Workshops, free.

Postby Get Real! » Sun May 04, 2014 10:03 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:Not so much at all. Only a passing resemblance.

Even TODAY many Asian languages use no spaces let alone languages from the past! :lol:
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Re: Language Workshops, free.

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sun May 04, 2014 10:26 pm

Get Real! wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote:Not so much at all. Only a passing resemblance.

Even TODAY many Asian languages use no spaces let alone languages from the past! :lol:


But those don't use the Greek alphabet, do they? That's an extraneous comparison because the form of the languages is completely different. You might as well mention hieroglyphics.
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