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post #11 of 73 Old 02-10-2019, 11:24 AM
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I am adding them to my wish list! Salty has sensitive skin and is always filthy dirty. I might invest in the chestnut ones for Cedar, too.
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post #12 of 73 Old 02-10-2019, 11:47 AM
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I don't have a grey anymore, but have a lot of red mud any specialty brushes for that?

All the caffeine in the world doesn't improve my grammar; fortunately it is not a priority for me as English classes were torture for me all my life. Mathematics, now that was fun and made sense! No red pen marks all over my papers like in English classes. I should have been born in this generation, the kids don't have to struggle with cursive anymore, AND do everything on computers!
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And then you have "Apfelschimmel" (dapple grey or apple mold). They do look a bit moldy.



The translation does confuse...


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Hmmmm.... my brushes are getting raggedy. Might have to get one of those.
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post #15 of 73 Old 02-10-2019, 06:06 PM
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Thank you. There are days I struggle more than others. "These" and "those" remain a perpetual mystery to me, though. In theory I know how to use them, but in real life my knowledge goes out the window
At least the you, your and you're is a non-issue
This trio is fun: Weather, whether and wether!

The main weird thing for me about the English language is its aggressive non-phoneticness. Try pronouning the -ough in: Through, though, rough, cough, bough...

And then the Gs at the start of a word. Say it like a G or J? Apparently allocated by random lottery, as are many English pronunciations.

And you can have so much fun having a special day of the year where you're pronouncing all the silent letters. Like in knee or knight. I like saying k-nee and k-nigghet!

Ah well, I don't envy learners of German learning the completely illogical "is it der, die or das?" when English just has the general-use, sensible "the". And who said a table is feminine anyway? Or that a plate is masculine? Or that babies and pastries have no gender?
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This trio is fun: Weather, whether and wether!

The main weird thing for me about the English language is its aggressive non-phoneticness. Try pronouning the -ough in: Through, though, rough, cough, bough...

And then the Gs at the start of a word. Say it like a G or J? Apparently allocated by random lottery, as are many English pronunciations.

And you can have so much fun having a special day of the year where you're pronouncing all the silent letters. Like in knee or knight. I like saying k-nee and k-nigghet!

Ah well, I don't envy learners of German learning the completely illogical "is it der, die or das?" when English just has the general-use, sensible "the". And who said a table is feminine anyway? Or that a plate is masculine? Or that babies and pastries have no gender?
I loved the gendered pronouns in German when I took it in school. Maybe because I tend to invest sentience into everything, no matter how inanimate it may appear.

English is such a hybrid language. Something like half of it comes from Romance languages mostly through Norman French, and the other half is Germanic. it's an uncomfortable marriage. You pronounce the k in knee in German ...
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post #17 of 73 Old 02-10-2019, 07:59 PM
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If you don't pronounce the K in "Knie" in German, you get "never"!

I just realised pastries can have several genders, depending on type. I was thinking, "Das Apfelstückchen." (Apple pocket. Neuter.) But then I realised it's "die Hefeschnecke." (Scroll. Feminine.)

There's no logic to it. You basically rote learn it with the word like a sort of prefix. I sometimes think it's partially sound based, like the sound basis of whether you say "thuh" or "thee" for the. Thuh horse (consonant start), thee icecream (vowel start). That's all sensible in English, anyway.
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post #18 of 73 Old 02-10-2019, 09:30 PM
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And then you have "Apfelschimmel" (dapple grey or apple mold). They do look a bit moldy.



Yeah, that is amusing!

I thought it was also amusing when I learnt the English word "nightmare" as a kid. I said, "What's a bad dream got to do with a female horse? And is it possible to have nightgeldings, nightstallions and nightfoals, and what are those exactly?"


To get back to German peculiarities in horse-related language: Sehr geehrter Herr @mmshiro - kann ich Ihnen einen Pferdeapfel anbieten? Garantiert frisch!

(I'm offering the most honoured Mr @mmshiro a "horse apple" which I assure him is very fresh indeed. Horse apples are horse manure. You could say Pferdemist, which actually means horse manure, but it's not as descriptive, or as polite...)

[Should I write down the side track I'm just thinking about? I think I will, because it's one of those priceless Kodak moments. The other day, I finished working in the garden and brought in a test Granny Smith apple as the apples are getting close to ripe. It was hot and I sweat a lot because not very heat-tolerant, so I left all the sweaty clothes in the washing machine en route the shower, because that's the practical thing to do. So here I was carrying an apple down the corridor while in my birthday suit, when I bumped into my husband, who was on his way out again. His eyes got very wide, and what else could I do but bow down ceremoniously, then hold out the apple to him, wink, and say, "Look what I found in the garden, would you like to try it?" ]


Another funny anecdote about German language related to horses I heard was about a novice rider, a young girl, who was told, "Und nimm ihm das Gebiss heraus!" after riding. (Literally, "Remove his dentures/dentition." Meaning, "Please remove his bridle." But she didn't know the specialist jargon and, after agonising for a while, asked if anyone had pliers. This resulted in general hilarity...)
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I'm going to have to blame this thread for making me spend too much money:) I got tempted and bought the Haas Lipizzaner and Diva brush. It's probably more than I've spent on all of my other brushes combined.
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I'm going to have to blame this thread for making me spend too much money:) I got tempted and bought the Haas Lipizzaner and Diva brush. It's probably more than I've spent on all of my other brushes combined.
Just be warned, once you start using great brushes, there is no going back
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