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kyyanno

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Sprachen Sie....?
« on: 13.01.2007, 21:46:54 »

Apologies first of all, if this thread is in the wrong part of the forum ^.^'

Not wanting to do the typical "Brit on holiday" thing seen around the world, of talking loudly in my native language at hotel (and con) staff, I'm attempting to brush up on my German, which has gotten rather rusty since leaving school. Does anyone know of some easy to follow, yet detailed online courses to help? I'm currently going through the one offered by the learning section of the BBC website, but was wondering if people knew of better ones.

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Re: Sprachen Sie....?
« Reply #1 on: 13.01.2007, 23:07:59 »

Deutsche Welle has a free learning course at http://www.dw-world.de/dw/0,2142,2547,00.html that was broadcast by radio in the early 2000s, so it's a bit more modern than the BBC counterpart. I've recommended it to a few people so far, and they seemed to rather like it. Might be helpful.
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Re: Sprachen Sie....?
« Reply #2 on: 15.01.2007, 21:29:12 »

Many thanks, giving it a try  :D
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Re: Sprachen Sie....?
« Reply #3 on: 14.02.2007, 20:26:17 »

No courses are necessary.  As any Yank can tell you, you can make yourself understood in any country simply by speaking very slowly and very loudly.
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Re: Sprachen Sie....?
« Reply #4 on: 14.02.2007, 21:49:58 »

No courses are necessary.  As any Yank can tell you, you can make yourself understood in any country simply by speaking very slowly and very loudly.


Ah, but the fun part is  learning native swears, and knowing native swears only works if you can at least sort of pull off the language... ^_^
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Re: Sprachen Sie....?
« Reply #5 on: 14.02.2007, 21:52:26 »

Quote Uncle Kage: "No courses are necessary.  As any Yank can tell you, you can make yourself understood in any country simply by speaking very slowly and very loudly."

...and use gestures a lot... Fursuiters do that, and people have no problems understanding them (for the most of the time...).  8)
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Re: Sprachen Sie....?
« Reply #6 on: 15.06.2007, 16:39:20 »

...and use gestures a lot... Fursuiters do that, and people have no problems understanding them (for the most of the time...).  8)

That might become difficult for me as it's my first time at a con AND my first fursuit. Any idea if there is some sort of behaveour (spelled right?) "manual" available on the net?
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Re: Sprachen Sie....?
« Reply #7 on: 15.06.2007, 16:58:32 »

...and use gestures a lot... Fursuiters do that, and people have no problems understanding them (for the most of the time...).  8)

That might become difficult for me as it's my first time at a con AND my first fursuit. Any idea if there is some sort of behaveour (spelled right?) "manual" available on the net?

:D there are some: http://www.fursuit.org/wiki/doku.php?id=fursuit:performance

but you may as well ask other fursuiters. Try IRC channel #Fursuit at furnet

OR you may learn a few things yourself by watching videos from large conventions: AnthroCon, FurtherConfusion, Mephit Mini Con, various fursuit-outing vids, etc...

http://video.bigbluefox-media.com/index.html
http://fursuit.timduru.org/view/FursuitVideo
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Re: Sprachen Sie....?
« Reply #8 on: 17.06.2007, 03:58:33 »

...and use gestures a lot... Fursuiters do that, and people have no problems understanding them (for the most of the time...).  8)

Yeah, but they've got that whole cute and fuzzy thing going, that helps insanely ^_^
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Re: Sprachen Sie....?
« Reply #9 on: 18.06.2007, 03:39:50 »

...and use gestures a lot... Fursuiters do that, and people have no problems understanding them (for the most of the time...).  8)

Yeah, but they've got that whole cute and fuzzy thing going, that helps insanely ^_^

Please, could you be more specific? My English is not that good :DDD

Anyway, I sucessfully used a lot of gestures two weeks ago fursuit-outing in a zoo. People did indeed understood what was I saing ;D It works great.
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« Reply #10 on: 19.06.2007, 10:30:35 »

Please, could you be more specific? My English is not that good :DDD

Anyway, I sucessfully used a lot of gestures two weeks ago fursuit-outing in a zoo. People did indeed understood what was I saing ;D It works great.

By such, I mean that it seems to be easier for people to understand someone in a suit (be it a fursuit or company character)...  My first time suiting was in the St. John's Ambulance dalmation at the ITU World Triathlons back in 2001 - no idea what I was doing, but people got the general idea of what I was trying to say ^_^
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