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Re: The Polyglot Gathering, Bratislava 2017

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:28 pm
by zenmonkey
Ok, I'll be attending!

I'm arriving Thursday evening and leaving Sunday evening.
Looking forward to meeting forum people!

Now, do I need to learn some Slovake?

Re: The Polyglot Gathering, Bratislava 2017

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:29 pm
by tarvos
You don't need to - many people won't be able to speak Slovak - but it won't go amiss obviously. Although I don't think I'm learning Slovak either. I speak Czech though. Well, to a degree.

Re: The Polyglot Gathering, Bratislava 2017

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:35 pm
by zenmonkey
tarvos wrote:You don't need to - many people won't be able to speak Slovak - but it won't go amiss obviously. Although I don't think I'm learning Slovak either. I speak Czech though. Well, to a degree.


Oh, it was mostly tongue-in-cheek, Slovak isn't a target language for me and all I am thinking of doing is cramming a few basics.

Ďalší pivo prosím.
Kde je kníhkupectvo.
Moja bielizeň je čisté, sľubujem.

Re: The Polyglot Gathering, Bratislava 2017

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:38 pm
by tarvos
Je to skvělé!

Re: The Polyglot Gathering, Bratislava 2017

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:13 am
by Brun Ugle
I've decided not to bother learning Slovak because I'm not really capable of using languages unless I know them to a reasonably high level. The hardest parts of communication for me are exactly the things that people usually learn first -- things like greetings and parting phrases. I still have trouble with them even in Norwegian and English.

Re: The Polyglot Gathering, Bratislava 2017

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:06 am
by Iversen
I have spent (wasted) so much time on music the last couple of months that I won't have time to add Slovak. With a bit of luck (and some hitherto missing strength of will) I may be able to find time to rebrush my Latin and some other Slavic languages and prepare my lecture about the mess known as the Germanic languages.