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  • Lynda Maynard
    Yes. Is this the Heather I know from TERRA and Renton? ... __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Auctions - buy the things
    Message 1 of 7 , May 8, 2001
      Yes. Is this the Heather I know from TERRA and Renton?
      --- heatherfeatherhead@... wrote:
      >
      > Lynda? Bonney Lake??? Is that you? :) (Sorry, but Hi!)
      > -Heather
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > --- In norse_course@y..., Lynda Maynard <lyndamaynard@y...> wrote:
      > > Ditto!
      >
      >
      >


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    • robert blank
      Keep it going, sounds like a great idea!! Rob ... __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Auctions - buy the things you want
      Message 2 of 7 , May 17, 2001
        Keep it going, sounds like a great idea!!

        Rob

        --- Arlie Stephens <arlie@...> wrote:
        > Hello Everyone,
        >
        > As most of you know, our instructors have been too
        > busy to work on the course
        > for the past few months, and we've been kind of on
        > our own. They had hoped
        > that they'd become less busy, and get back to
        > writing new lessons, etc., some
        > time this summer.
        >
        > Well, it looks like this isn't going to happen. I
        > got an email from �skar
        > telling me that they didn't think they were going to
        > be able to get back
        > to us anytime soon, and asking whether I wanted to
        > take over as moderator,
        > since (with the group having stayed active in their
        > absence) they didn't
        > want to just close it.
        >
        > Now I'm not qualified to teach Old Norse. My role in
        > this group has been
        > as proofreader and guinea pig; basically, Haukur and
        > �skar tried out lessons
        > on me before releasing them to the whole group. I
        > would fix up any problems
        > with the English (though their English is very good
        > in any case), point out
        > any incursions of modern Icelandic spelling (easier
        > for me to spot than them)
        > or vocabulary they'd not yet introduced, and they'd
        > use my errors and questions
        > as a guide to revising their explanations.
        >
        > So I'm basically just yet another student ...
        > slightly more advanced than
        > the posted lessons, but still a complete beginner.
        >
        > However, I have been plugging away continuing to
        > study the language in the
        > absence of our instructors. There are resources
        > available, both on line and
        > in print. I suspect some of you people have been
        > doing the same.
        >
        > Moreover, I'd kind of like to have a mutual support
        > group for people trying
        > to learn the language. A place to post pointers to
        > useful resources, ask
        > questions about resource availability, compare
        > experiences/translations,
        > and simply encourage each other to keep on going.
        >
        > It might even be nice to work on specific
        > translations in parallel ... that
        > way, we could even compare results, and get some
        > idea if we're getting
        > anywhere.
        >
        > Plus, if feeling especially ambitious, we could try
        > chatting in Old Norse.
        > (Or even modern Icelandic, for that matter.)
        > Doubtless the results would
        > be hilarious to anyone who actually knew the
        > language ... but the practice
        > might do us some good ... and those who think they
        > see an error could point
        > it out. (Plus, we still have at least one modern
        > Icelandic speaker on the
        > list, if he doesn't run screaming at the thought of
        > reading our doubtless
        > inept attempts at using the language; he might take
        > pity on us and point
        > out a few of our errors... or provide a good
        > example, at least.)
        >
        > So, my question for everyone here is: would that be
        > useful to you? Or would
        > you rather see the list shut down? Or simply left to
        > continue as is ... very
        > quiet, with the occassional question or
        > announcement? Or have you got some
        > other alternative to suggest?
        >
        > I'll create a poll on the Yahoo groups site with
        > this question, to make
        > tabulating the results easier. Also one for those of
        > you who feel confident
        > enough with the language to help others ...
        > basically, I'm wondering how many
        > of the 224 members of the list are (a) still active
        > and (b) not total
        > beginners.
        >
        > Please respond ... to the polls, or on the list. I
        > want to figure out fairly
        > fast whether there's enough interest to keep this
        > list open, and then start
        > thinking about how to make it useful.
        >
        >
        > --
        > Arlie
        >
        > (Arlie Stephens
        > arlie@...)
        >
        > Sumir hafa kv��i...
        > ...a�rir spakm�li.
        >
        > - Keth
        >
        > Homepage: http://www.hi.is/~haukurth/norse/
        >
        > To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
        > norse_course-unsubscribe@egroups.com
        >
        >
        >
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        >
        >


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      • James R. Johnson
        Let s keep at it - I want more lessons, exercises, conversing, and vocab! James ... From: robert blank To:
        Message 3 of 7 , May 17, 2001
          Let's keep at it - I want more lessons, exercises, conversing, and vocab!

          James
          ----- Original Message -----
          From: "robert blank" <sawilagaz@...>
          To: <norse_course@yahoogroups.com>
          Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2001 5:17 PM
          Subject: Re: [norse_course] Big Changes


          Keep it going, sounds like a great idea!!

          Rob

          --- Arlie Stephens <arlie@...> wrote:
          > Hello Everyone,
          >
          > As most of you know, our instructors have been too
          > busy to work on the course
          > for the past few months, and we've been kind of on
          > our own. They had hoped
          > that they'd become less busy, and get back to
          > writing new lessons, etc., some
          > time this summer.
          >
          > Well, it looks like this isn't going to happen. I
          > got an email from Óskar
          > telling me that they didn't think they were going to
          > be able to get back
          > to us anytime soon, and asking whether I wanted to
          > take over as moderator,
          > since (with the group having stayed active in their
          > absence) they didn't
          > want to just close it.
          >
          > Now I'm not qualified to teach Old Norse. My role in
          > this group has been
          > as proofreader and guinea pig; basically, Haukur and
          > Óskar tried out lessons
          > on me before releasing them to the whole group. I
          > would fix up any problems
          > with the English (though their English is very good
          > in any case), point out
          > any incursions of modern Icelandic spelling (easier
          > for me to spot than them)
          > or vocabulary they'd not yet introduced, and they'd
          > use my errors and questions
          > as a guide to revising their explanations.
          >
          > So I'm basically just yet another student ...
          > slightly more advanced than
          > the posted lessons, but still a complete beginner.
          >
          > However, I have been plugging away continuing to
          > study the language in the
          > absence of our instructors. There are resources
          > available, both on line and
          > in print. I suspect some of you people have been
          > doing the same.
          >
          > Moreover, I'd kind of like to have a mutual support
          > group for people trying
          > to learn the language. A place to post pointers to
          > useful resources, ask
          > questions about resource availability, compare
          > experiences/translations,
          > and simply encourage each other to keep on going.
          >
          > It might even be nice to work on specific
          > translations in parallel ... that
          > way, we could even compare results, and get some
          > idea if we're getting
          > anywhere.
          >
          > Plus, if feeling especially ambitious, we could try
          > chatting in Old Norse.
          > (Or even modern Icelandic, for that matter.)
          > Doubtless the results would
          > be hilarious to anyone who actually knew the
          > language ... but the practice
          > might do us some good ... and those who think they
          > see an error could point
          > it out. (Plus, we still have at least one modern
          > Icelandic speaker on the
          > list, if he doesn't run screaming at the thought of
          > reading our doubtless
          > inept attempts at using the language; he might take
          > pity on us and point
          > out a few of our errors... or provide a good
          > example, at least.)
          >
          > So, my question for everyone here is: would that be
          > useful to you? Or would
          > you rather see the list shut down? Or simply left to
          > continue as is ... very
          > quiet, with the occassional question or
          > announcement? Or have you got some
          > other alternative to suggest?
          >
          > I'll create a poll on the Yahoo groups site with
          > this question, to make
          > tabulating the results easier. Also one for those of
          > you who feel confident
          > enough with the language to help others ...
          > basically, I'm wondering how many
          > of the 224 members of the list are (a) still active
          > and (b) not total
          > beginners.
          >
          > Please respond ... to the polls, or on the list. I
          > want to figure out fairly
          > fast whether there's enough interest to keep this
          > list open, and then start
          > thinking about how to make it useful.
          >
          >
          > --
          > Arlie
          >
          > (Arlie Stephens
          > arlie@...)
          >
          > Sumir hafa kvæði...
          > ...aðrir spakmæli.
          >
          > - Keth
          >
          > Homepage: http://www.hi.is/~haukurth/norse/
          >
          > To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
          > norse_course-unsubscribe@egroups.com
          >
          >
          >
          > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to
          > http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
          >
          >


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