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  • James Kirchner
    ... I ve never seen the show. I wish they streamed it over the Internet. At the time I lived there, TV Nova was just new and hadn t yet proven the true
    Message 1 of 44 , Mar 3, 2007
      On Mar 3, 2007, at 2:14 PM, Liz Spacilova wrote:

      > So next time you get some crap you can reply that Nikdo neni
      > dokonaly perfectly demonstrates the intellectual level of the Czech
      > populace.

      I've never seen the show. I wish they streamed it over the
      Internet. At the time I lived there, TV Nova was just new and hadn't
      yet proven the true intellectual level of the average Czech.

      I wouldn't recognize anything from The Daily Show, because we've got
      about 100 channels, and I've never happened upon it. I'm more of a
      Colbert Report fan.

      > > Personally, I don't think there's anything so wrong
      > with "nadvlada
      > > Americanu", but I won't get into that.
      > Me neither. I'm just glad I don't sound like a Russian anymore when
      > I speak Czech, because that really sucked. (Lesson: Do not learn
      > Czech from a Russian.)

      I learned German from a Dutch lady who couldn't hear her own bad
      accent. She insisted we imitate her, but if we did, she said we had
      horrible pronunciation, and we'd have to stay for detention with
      headphones on, trying to imitate the Germans on the recordings. My
      key out of prison was to realize the people on the recordings talked
      nothing like her, and imitating them was what sprung me.

      At the school where I was in the CR, there was a Russian lady who
      spoke the best, clearest English of any non-native speaker in town,
      but she evidently didn't feel close to the Czechs, and her Czech
      pronunciation was horrible. Some people in town assumed that because
      her Czech sounded bad, her English must also be bad, which was far
      from the truth.

      I think worse than learning Czech from a Russian is learning Polish
      before you learn Czech. A guy who worked for us did that, and he
      came out with doozies like, "Vim, ze muj kamarad je v Cechach, ale
      nemuzu ho szukac."


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    • melvyn.geo
      Trolling this list again, Radek?? Be off with you. Melvyn
      Message 44 of 44 , Mar 8, 2007
        Trolling this list again, Radek?? Be off with you.


        --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, "radekpletka" <RPletka@...> wrote:
        > Melvyn, good answer.
        > Kostas, you hugged too many trees lately. Reagan was a good guy, and
        > Jamie is even better, has a good feel for the truth, which you
        > sometimes miss because of that terrible Czech and other leftist media.
        > Go Jamie, tell them the truth (smile)
        > Advice for frustrated Czechs. Are you frustrated - go and slap a
        > communist, there are still plenty of them around, and each of them
        > deserve at least one good slap daily.
        > (smile)
        > Radek
        > --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, "melvyn.geo" <zehrovak@> wrote:
        > >
        > > --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, "kzgafas" <kzgafas@> wrote:
        > > >Do you think, Melvyn, this kind of Jamie's political preachings, when
        > > he tries to persuade others of his political views, is appropriate
        > > for a discussion group on translation and related issues?
        > >
        > > Kostas, normally I'd recommend the Czechlist Users' Guide procedure
        > > for this kind of query:
        > >
        > > http://www.geocities.com/melvyn.geo/newfaq.html#objection
        > >
        > > One reason I find this question puzzling is that you yourself have
        > > often spoken in favour of discussing broader issues on this list. See,
        > > for example:
        > > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Czechlist/message/14
        > >
        > > > > I think it was an excellent (or, even more - essential) idea to
        > > set-up this mailing list. I believe that it will naturally develop
        > > into something very exciting and interesting, going far beyond
        > > "language only" list.
        > >
        > > ...and of course you have got into political and current affairs
        > > debates often enough on this list.
        > >
        > > So what's going on there, Kostas?
        > >
        > > I've always believed that some chat on broader issues and "realie"
        > > here oils the wheels of cogitation and takes us naturally from one
        > > relevant/interesting/useful topic to the next. We have traditionally
        > > discussed anything that is of concern to translators (see list
        > > description on list homepage) -- one of the things that makes
        > > Czechlist so cool IMNSHO.
        > >
        > > Personally, I think people's rants can sometimes provide valuable
        > > insights into mindsets which we might otherwise find difficult to
        > > understand. Seriously. Maybe you could try that approach. Or just
        > > delete them, like most people probably do (!if there is an appropriate
        > > header intro!). If you do find anything offensive then sure, go ahead
        > > and specify, preferably following the Users' Guide procedure.
        > >
        > > Political control of the group? This sounds bizarre to me -- like
        > > saying the guy who rants the longest and loudest at Speakers' Corner
        > > "politically controls" Hyde Park, when he's the guy that people all
        > > quickly walk past.
        > >
        > >
        > > BR
        > >
        > > M.
        > > Czechlist Users' Guide:
        > > http://www.geocities.com/melvyn.geo/newfaq.html
        > >
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