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Old 30.07.2004, 15:33   #46
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Yeah, and one more distinguishing feature - tsitsak shoes ! (this one may be ommitted though
Barew кукарямба!

Two requests, both due to my ignorance:
First, could you tell me your nick in latin characters? Unfortunately I'm unable to read cyrilic...
Second, what is that "tsitsak" shoes?
I would appreciate your answers!

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Old 30.07.2004, 16:02   #47
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and generally it's mostly Azeris who know something about Armenia.
I bet they do!
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Old 30.07.2004, 17:50   #48
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I love when a foreigner tries to speak my language (even with brasilian accent), so I try to please the others in the same way.

By the way, does the Brasilian Portuguese differ much from the Portuguese spoken in Portugal???
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By the way, does the Brasilian Portuguese differ much from the Portuguese spoken in Portugal???
Barew Dorothy!

Not in a way that prevents us to understand perfectly each other. But for a foreigner it's easier learning it brasilian way (provided he/she has a good ear for the music), because they (brasilians) have a strong accent. Coimbra and its surroundings (center of the country) is the place where the common people speaks better portuguese, and the accent (music) is very very soft.
Putting it in other words, it's very easy for me speaking as a brasilian does, without being noticed that I'm portuguese, but I never found a brasilian (even singers) trying to do it portuguese way, without getting lost...

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Actually I think there are a lot of characteristic features typical for Armenians only. I can't remember all of them right away, but the first thing that has occured to me is attitude towards one's family. (yes, I know that may not apply to the "character", and still
I think one rarely sees such attachment to the family.
Hi again кукарямба!

You refer here something I had already read somewhere else about Armenians...
This makes me curious about the way you deal with divorce... or even a mere separation...

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Barew Dorothy!

Not in a way that prevents us to understand perfectly each other. But for a foreigner it's easier learning it brasilian way (provided he/she has a good ear for the music), because they (brasilians) have a strong accent. Coimbra and its surroundings (center of the country) is the place where the common people speaks better portuguese, and the accent (music) is very very soft.
Putting it in other words, it's very easy for me speaking as a brasilian does, without being noticed that I'm portuguese, but I never found a brasilian (even singers) trying to do it portuguese way, without getting lost...

Lav egheq!
Barev, Red Stone, or even Oi (is it the way they say "hello" in your country?)

I'm sure there must be certain differences in a language, which is spoken in more than one country (and even more than one continent), it's the same with English and Spanish... By the way we also distinguish between Eastern Armenian (which we normally speak here in Armenia) and Western Armenian (which I don't understand at all ) - there's a significant difference between them!
Portuguese... I love this language, perhaps I'll learn it some day Now that I know some Spanish and French, I think it'll be pretty easy
Hajogh! (good luck!)
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Second, what is that "tsitsak" shoes?
This is special kind of shoes, very long and probably uncomfortable, mainly targeted to underline affilation with particular social group

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Barev, Red Stone, or even Oi (is it the way they say "hello" in your country?)
Olá (that's how we say "Hello" in my country) Dorothy!
"Oi" is very much used by the brasilians in the same sense, and I think there is some influence of the american english (Hey)
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I'm sure there must be certain differences in a language, which is spoken in more than one country (and even more than one continent), it's the same with English and Spanish...
You forgot the French... Yes there are some different expressions and even words due to local (and nearest countries') influences, but it's still understandable.
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By the way we also distinguish between Eastern Armenian (which we normally speak here in Armenia) and Western Armenian (which I don't understand at all ) - there's a significant difference between them!
I had no idea... I thought there was just one Armenian language... always learning...
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Portuguese... I love this language, perhaps I'll learn it one day Now that I know some Spanish and French, I think it'll be pretty easy
Hajogh! (good luck!)
You have one of the conditions (you love it) but it would have been easier the other way round. In other words if you dominate Portuguese, it's very easy to speak Spanish or Italian, and fairly easy for the French. But the inverse is not true...
Boa sorte! (good luck)
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Olá (that's how we say "Hello" in my country) Dorothy!
"Oi" is very much used by the brasilians in the same sense, and I think there is some influence of the american english (Hey)
He-he, it's like the Spanish "Holá" (pronnounced "Olá"). You know, I had a Brasilian friend, who taught me this "Oi" , but I didn't think it was a purely Brasilian way of saying hello Now I know it
You know, though I don't speak Portuguese, actually I can easily undesrtand it. The Roman languages are on the whole more or less alike, and even if you don't know the grammar, you're still able to catch the meaning of certain words, due to their similarity. With a slight knowledge of French, which I learned at school, it was quite easy for me to learn Spanish at the university...
Now, tell me please how you say "Good bye" in your country Is it again different from the word(s) used in Brasil?
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Barew people!

As I was feeling this was going too much off topic, I've answered Dorothy by PM... I'm not that unpolite...

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to sum up about radio yerevan and about armenians......


Here is what Radio Yerevan has to say on the subject:
Group of concerned HyeForumers call Radio Yerevan:
- Please explain to us what is an Armenian?
Radio Yerevan:
-From nose to waist - pictures of the wild nature, from waist to toe - unbelievable but true!
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Radio Yerevan:
-From nose to waist - pictures of the wild nature, from waist to toe - unbelievable but true!
Just a little and innocent question:
How much do armenian males pay to Radio Yerevan for the publicity?
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Just a little and innocent question:
How much do armenian males pay to Radio Yerevan for the publicity?
the radio pays them ... b’ze it has got its reputation due to the Armenian males … copyright rules
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the radio pays them ... b’ze it has got its reputation due to the Armenian males … copyright rules
You mean they're used as antennas?...
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You mean they're used as antennas?...
are anteennas a subject to copyright in your part of the world?
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