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Old April 24, 2008, 02:54 PM
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hmmm... Iris.
... and queens.
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Hey, Iris, io sono sicuro che tu sei una ragazza molto bella... ma anche tu sembri molto intelligente... Piacere, sole mio!

Rusty, I enjoyed very much your comparison. One of the subjects I should have learnt when in college is Lingüistica románica, which is a comparison among the different romance languages, and among these with Latin. I loved this subject. Unfortunately, I wasn't very good at it. But it's really nice to remember some points of it.

Jane, ladies first, I can't understand why Rusty's got in the middle.

Excusate questo povero uomo così morto d'amore...
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Old April 24, 2008, 04:41 PM
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Alfonso you´re only trying to show off.
Rusty please tell me his Italian is not as good as it sounds.
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His Italian is very good, but it's simple. I don't wish to insult our lovesick polyglot, but everything he says in Italian translates directly to Spanish. If you look at an Italian newspaper or listen to RAI, you'll see not everything translates.

Nevertheless, with a little rehearsal, or perhaps a quick scan at a Berlitz book ,any Spanish speaker can get their point across in Italian. You could ask the question. The problem is understanding the answer. Then, you will know what it's like to be a cucaracha metida en un biale de gallinas.

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I don't claim to speak Italian (I gave it a serious look many years ago), but had no problem reading what Alfonso wrote. I did see a few errors in what he typed, but didn't bother correcting them. I agree with Poli's statement about Alfonso's abilities and I wouldn't want to offend him either. I'm certain we would all have to take some Italian refresher courses before we could walk per le strade di Venezia senza timore di parlare con quelli della città (the streets of Venice without being afraid to speak with the townsfolk).
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Yeah, and Venice is the easy part. As you go further south toward Naples,
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Well, Alfonso speaks/writes Italian better than I can, that's for sure.

Anyway, should I add a forum for Italian (or for other languages)? I, for one, would enjoy it if you all want to keep talking about Italian so I could start learning it a bit. What do you think?
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Old April 25, 2008, 01:10 AM
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Alfonso might have made some mistakes (not that I would know) but it sounds sweet all the same...
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Old May 13, 2008, 03:53 PM
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I have just been listening to Albano and Romina Power in YouTube, and to be frank I only understood one word in the whole song: Felicita.
Totally unrelated, but I've also been watching Enrique Iglesias. Wow! I love I will survive and Hero. He's ... I mean they are absolutely gorgeous. A slip of the tongue. I wonder how Mr. Freud would interpret it...
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