Happy birthday Chris aka Korexus

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Happy birthday Chris aka Korexus

Postby Lardmaster » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:23 pm

:cheers: :cheers: :rockband: :cheers: :cheers:
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Postby korexus » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:33 pm

Awww, thanks! :D
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Postby Duke » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:48 pm

Congrats from Sweden as well!!!
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Postby Xarfei » Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:12 pm

I know you had German in school, so you should understand this:

"Viel Glück und viel Segen auf all deinen Wegen,
Gesundheit und Frohsinn sei auch mit dabei."

and

"Hoch soll er leben, hoch soll er leben - drei mal hoch!"

Christian

PS: The number 1 song we sing in Germany when it's someones birthday is actually "Happy birthday to you,..." but next are the two above songs.

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Postby trewqh » Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:32 pm

I know you didn't have Polish, but...

"Sto lat, sto lat!
Niech żyje, żyje nam!"

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Postby korexus » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:06 pm

For those who don't speak German:

"Much luck and many blessings in all your ways
health and gladness also be with you"

and then

"High should he live, high should he live - three times high!"

Not that certain Germans would advocate certain mind altering substances of course. Or would even think of a helicopter-fish...


For those who don't speak Polish, well one of the cleaners at school does. I can ask her, but she doesn't speak much English. Fairly sure that Sto Lat is the group of plains just outside Ankh Morpork though.


Somehow I feel that good old "Happy Birthday" sums it up best. Rule Britannia, 3 Lions on a Shirt and God save the Queen!


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Postby Mullog » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:06 pm

Congratulations old man! 8)
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Postby Dragonette » Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:35 am

me and my mum say.

oh it was korexus' birthday yesterday... so.

happy birthday 2 you,
happy birthday for yesterday,
happy birthday korexus,
happy birthday 2 you.

:D

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Postby TBert » Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:40 pm

I'm actually posting through a temporal rift right now, so the date for my post is going to be wrong. It should read Dec 12th.

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Postby Duke » Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:42 pm

korexus wrote:Fairly sure that Sto Lat is the group of plains just outside Ankh Morpork though


:lol:

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Postby korexus » Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:47 pm

Duke wrote:Man, you should take some of your material on the road.


Let me guess: And leave it there to be hit by a truck, right? :wink:


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Postby Hannibal » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:24 am

Xarfei wrote:I know you had German in school, so you should understand this:

"Viel Glück und viel Segen auf all deinen Wegen,
Gesundheit und Frohsinn sei auch mit dabei."



I know I'm on thin ice here, and you're apparently in Germany an' all ... but shouldn't that, grammatically, be "seien" rather than "sei" ?! I'm not suggesting you misquoted ... I'm just suggesting that the original German writer maybe got his German grammar wrong! Oder?

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Postby Lardmaster » Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:28 am

My German friend at work says there is no such word as "seien".
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Postby korexus » Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:25 am

Lardmaster wrote:My German friend at work says there is no such word as "seien".


I guess it depends on what you mean by word.

Germans, like so many foreigners, like to mangle their verbs differently depending on who they are talking to and about. The verb "sein" means "to be", the imperative "Be!" can then be formed as "sei" (for a familiar 'you') or "seien Sie!" (for a respectful 'you') etc.

Han's point comes in on the 'they' form, which should be "sie seien" as the verse was talking about two things (health and happiness) it seems logical therefore to use the 'they' form of the verb, rather than the 'it' (es sei).

To be honest it's been long enough now since I did German that I can't be certain but it does seem to make more sense that way. However Xarfei was quoting a song and it is common practice in all languages to abbreviate lyrics to make them scan. Maybe "Gesundheit und Frohsinn sei' auch mit dabei." might be the most accurate.


For those of you that have just been put off German for life, I should point out that sein is easily the most irregular of verbs in German. Most of it is actually considerably more logical than French or English.

Here endeth the lesson. :P


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Postby Nemesis » Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:02 am

Ich spiel fußball

I have now taught WOK nearly all the German that I know.

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Postby Duke » Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:09 pm

I had 6 years of German in school an I know tons.

Heineken eeeh Glühwein (or is that Austrian), Underberg those are fun, I am sure that am Main and an der Oder means something and I think Dumkopf is something like "Great guy" or something since I get called that a lot.

@Han:

I am pretty sure Germans are like the rest of the world when it comes to speaking or writing in the native tounge. We dont care about rules. It is our language so we can do whatever the h*** we want with it. It is the rest of you out there that needs to follow rules or we will pretend we dont understand one single word of what you just said. 8)
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Postby Xarfei » Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:14 pm

Han:
I think you are right. I actually just copied the lyrics from some webpage, but whenever I sing the song, I use the word "seien" not "sei".
This makes more sense to me since "Gesundheit" + "Frohsinn" = 2, i.e. plural. "sei" I would use if I want you either only to be healthy or happy.

The word certainly does exsist. When you run it through google (German pages only) you get around 2.7 million hits.

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It should be "spiele" not "spiel".
verb: spielen
ich spiele (I)
du spielst (you)
er spielt (he)
wir spielen (we)
ihr spielt (you - plural)
sie spielen (they)

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Postby Hannibal » Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:21 pm

Lardmaster wrote:My German friend at work says there is no such word as "seien".


In that case, and this is just fun banter to keep the boards active for a few interesteds, your German friend at work is an idiot or badly taught! It's like you asked an english colleague whether you could correctly say in English, "He suggest". Without an "s". He/she might say no, doesn't exist in my language. Hmm. "I'd go along with it, should he suggest it".

Subjunctives are tricky. Your German friend at work is, well, just wrong! There IS such a word as "seien"; he/she just never uses it. No more than you ever use "I were" or "he suggest"... ?

So, Lardy, you can get one up on your German friend at work by telling him/her that he/she is wrong on German! Definitely. Or else, best not crush them, keep it to yourself.

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Postby Duke » Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:30 pm

Just dont mention the war....
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Postby trewqh » Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:32 pm

Xarfei wrote:It should be "spiele" not "spiel".


WOK ist ein wunderbar Spiel!

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