https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot

Monday morning and all is good

I awake with a lesson In French

then read a story in German

whilst talking Polish around

when a plop on the letterbox

a letter from England arrives

Marvellous, brilliant, lovely

Monday morning and all is good

http://jackelliot.over-blog.com/2017/06/celia-s-walk-by-malcolm-wakeman.html

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June 19, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/Davriol

Sadly all is not well,

waking up with a headache

my throat is aching

I have a temperature

Yea, not the best Monday

June 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot

A spoonful of honey in some warm milk

could help your throat

I wish you all the best for this week

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June 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/XD29
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Good morning Jack,
how very nice to read from you again.
Some of the others recommended this site: http://translatihan.com/ for translation practice.
Maybe we'll all meet again over there.
Have a good day,
XD

June 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot

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I am helping some small boys learn to read German

we do a story every in German which they love to do

If you want you read the ones we are doing each day

Today is a rain story which is good as in Scotland in rains

http://jackelliot.over-blog.com/2017/06/regenlied-auf-deutsch.html

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June 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/InuzukaShino

I am native German and looked shortly to this little rhyme. Nice idea, but why do you not use the German 'Umlauts', where they should be?

  • fällt
  • grün
  • wäscht

Is there a reason for that?

Also for the 'sz' respective 'ß'

  • Spaß

Sadly we still have to use this old character in certain words and combinations.

Additionally:

  • Regen ist ein Besen, legt die Luft ganz rein

The verb should be 'fegt' (fegen) here, because a 'Besen' 'fegt'

  • Er fegt mit dem Besen den Boden.

And what does ',nnmjjjjj' mean?

June 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot

thank you

I am Scottish and when I write with my pencil I use the umlauts

but when I type on the computet umlats are beyond my understanding

"nnmijj" is the creative input from a young boy learning this German

all the best

Jack

June 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/InuzukaShino

Ok, I understand. Then you should better write

  • faellt
  • gruen
  • waescht
  • (oeffnen) - an additional example for 'ö'

instead. 'Spass' is then correct (the only possibility).

The difference between the utilization of 'ß' instead of 'ss' is often the pronunciation: "ss" is used, when we pronunce the preceding vowel shortly, 'ß' is used, when we pronounce the preceding vowel longer.

Recording to the 'Neue deutsche Rechtschreibung' (revised German Spelling), we have to write some words differently as before. I. e. '...., daß' is wrong now, we have to write '..., dass' because the preceding vowel 'a' is pronounced is short.

Because the preceding 'a' in 'Spaß' is long, we still have to write it with 'ß' (I hope, they will some day remove this ugly character from the list of German characters, same for the 'Umlauts').

As for 'ß' there is no capital letter, whe have to use 'SS' when we write a word with 'ß' in capital letters:

  • Spaß = SPASS
June 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot

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danke, merci, gracias, dziekuje

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June 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/InuzukaShino

Gern geschehen, (どういたしまして!), de nada, nie ma za zo

(I do not speak French, sorry ;-) )

June 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/InuzukaShino

Btw: Your streak is impressive! I bow to you! :-)

June 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/XD29
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Zu spät gesehen... und ich hab mich schon über "legt rein" gewundert ;-) Aber ich kannte den Originaltext nicht und hab ihn auf die Schnelle auch nicht bei Google gefunden.

June 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/InuzukaShino

;-)

"legt rein" or "reinlegen" has different meanings, as you know. I also had to look twice on this line to guess the meaning :-) Maybe I am wrong and the other meanings are meant? ;-)

June 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/XD29
  • 1395

Nein, ich denke, dass Du schon Recht hast. Ich bin nur nicht drauf gekommen.

June 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/XD29
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Just had a look at the lovely song. But I don't get the line "legt die Luft ganz rein"? I guess it's supposed to mean "cleans the air", but I would translate "jemanden reinlegen" as to play a trick on somebody.

Best regards from sunny, hot Germany
XD

June 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/XD29
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Never mind, I just saw the other comment... with "fegt" instead of "legt", it makes perfect sense :-D of course!

June 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SLeason

So far Monday is well,

since I only woke up two hours ago.

That's probably because the Scottish time zone is six hours ahead of the USA.

Anyway, good morning from the USA I know that didn't rhyme. I'm bad at rhyming. =)

June 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot

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You are welcome

you can follow me on my blog

I am looking at the flaura of USA

each day

I am writing about each flower

Which state are you from?

here is from Texas

http://jackelliot.over-blog.com/2017/06/the-flower-of-texas.html

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June 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SLeason

I am from Pennsylvania, though I have been to Scotland (Killin, because I am a Macnab and Edinburgh, because it's cool) So of course I'll follow you on your blog :)

June 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot

The flowers of Pennsylvania will be a mission for me to discover

June 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SLeason

Yes the state flower is gorgeous! It's the Mountain laurel

June 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SLeason

Wow!!! Thanks so much for posting the Laurel! The fragrance is actually really strong. Again I'm really happy you posted that! Good bye :)

June 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SLeason

I hope you don't mind, but my second favorite state flower is New Hampshire's. But it's your blog, so it's up to you.

June 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SLeason
June 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SLeason

Yes, yes it is. And maybe a bit scary :(

June 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Arika702536

Hello, it is nice to be here, I am a new member.

Monday has always been a happy day for me. I can speak English and a little German. I am also learning Spanish It would be nice to find pen friends for practising English. Could you tell me, if I am in a good place for it? Wish you all a very good Monday!

June 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot

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You are a good place

it is only from yourself

the desire to learn

all the best ... Jack

http://jackelliot.over-blog.com/

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June 19, 2017
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