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tagoma
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Re: Stop the doggists' madness.

August 13th, 2018, 5:34 pm

katastrofa wrote:
I'm sorry! I keep mistaking simple homonyms ("I new" instead of "I knew" is my favourite). It's probably related to the way information is stored in the brain: visual, acoustic, elaborative and semantic (homonyms Cher the acoustic channel). BTW, Mandarin speakers probably have it hard.

Tagoma, good one.

Would you be kind to clarify what you mean here, please?   No need to post illustration pictures
 
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Re: Stop the doggists' madness.

August 13th, 2018, 6:34 pm

I meant the abundance of homophones in Mandarin, if I'm not mistaken (I tried to learn it once). (Homonyms -> homophones in my previous post, soz!)
 
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Re: Stop the doggists' madness.

August 13th, 2018, 7:28 pm

katastrofa wrote:
I meant the abundance of homophones in Mandarin, if I'm not mistaken (I tried to learn it once). (Homonyms -> homophones in my previous post, soz!)

Are homophones an issue in Chinese?
I mean I thought the issue (on the contrary) was that there are bunches of small (pronunciation) variations around a same sound. You know just like ma can be mum or horse or I don't remember what depending on start low_end high, start high_end low, flat intonation, etc...
 
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Re: Stop the doggists' madness.

August 13th, 2018, 8:19 pm

You're probably right. I was just guessing. I gave up after the first lesson. This and they eat cats - I'd better learn Swahili.
 
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Re: Stop the doggists' madness.

August 13th, 2018, 11:01 pm

Between cats, dogs, guinea pigs and whales, I'd order the whale.
 
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Re: Stop the doggists' madness.

August 23rd, 2018, 7:14 am

dogs do have their uses.
If you go out drinking, you can get the dog to drive you home

can a cat do that?
 
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Re: Stop the doggists' madness.

August 23rd, 2018, 10:50 am

Baby, back
Dressed in black
Silver buttons all down her back
High hose, tippy toes
She broke the needle and she can sew
Walking the dog
I'm just a walking the dog
If you don't know how to do it
I'll show you how to walk the dog
C'mon now c'mon
I asked her mother for fifteen cents
I see you ever jumped the fence
I jumped so high, touched the skies
Didn't get back 'til a quarter to five
Walking the dog
I'm just a walking the dog
If you don't know how to do it
I'll show you how to walk the dog
C'mon c'mon now
Tell me Mary, what's your twelve
How does your garden grow
What with silver bells and cockle shells
And pretty maids all in a row
Walking the dog
I'm just a walking the dog
If you don't know how to do it
I'll show…
Walking the dog
I'm just a walking the dog
If you don't know how to do it
I'll show you how to walk the dog
C'mon now c'mon
Baby, back
Dressed in black
Silver buttons all down her back
High hose, tippy toes
She broke the needle and she can sew
Walking the dog
I'm just a walking the dog
If you don't know how to do it
I'll show you how to walk the dog
C'mon now c'mon
Yeah just a walking 
 
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Re: Stop the doggists' madness.

August 23rd, 2018, 10:53 am

ppauper wrote:
dogs do have their uses.
If you go out drinking, you can get the dog to drive you home

can a cat do that?

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Re: Stop the doggists' madness.

October 16th, 2018, 1:31 pm

Shake it, baby!
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