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Topic: Language Learner swap: Gallery of Lingual Delights  (Read 17833 times)
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« Reply #110 on: July 08, 2009 01:31:14 AM »

progress update!

SM: 50%
MED: planned
LG: 80%
extras: 100%

yay, that's great!

i have a few finishing touches left, and will hopefully ship on friday when i will be back in cairo for a day between one bit of work and the next, inshallah...
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« Reply #111 on: July 08, 2009 06:35:30 AM »


Yeey, Swedish candy! Cheesy Cheesy

And what a nice package!
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« Reply #112 on: July 08, 2009 08:12:06 AM »

What awesome stuff!  This swap was much more of a challenge, but that's why it was fun!

Oh, but swap anxiety has set in  Undecided
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« Reply #113 on: July 08, 2009 01:00:28 PM »

I'm SO glad everything arrived!!!  This swap was great because I learned a little Tagalog in the process (I'll admit that even though I LOVE languages, Tagalog was a language I knew nothing about - maybe I even thought it was a language spoken in a remote part of Africa  Wink  )

P.S.  I'm happy the chocolate survived too.  It made it from Sweden to here without a hitch (along with some Ahlgrens bilar chewy candies for my son - who likes to remind me it's "Sveriges mest kpta bil" and Zoegas coffee for my husband), but I was worried about it making it from Ohio to you since the trip apparently took MUCH longer!!!
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« Reply #114 on: July 08, 2009 01:35:30 PM »

I survived taking my kids back, having people come and look at my puppies (I've got 2 that are already spoken for, so YAY!) and cleaning my house.  And now, I've got pictures!  I received quite a bit ago, but I had no idea what some of the items were, as my lovely partner pulled "me" and forgot to enclose her note!  LOL!  I'm really forgetful to, so it's all good.  Anyway, I'll post the photos here, tell you what I can about what she made me, and let her fill in the rest.  Cheesy

The first one is candy and other yummies from Australia.  NONE of them have been eaten yet, I told my daughter and roommate not to mess with it until I had the photos taken.  Cheesy




The next one is a closer photo of the CD that she made for me.  Cheesy  Not sure what's on it yet, but I'm sure she'll tell us all!




This one I've got NO clue what the language is, but I believe that it is on tea towels/napkins with a lovely little basket/bag to hold them and keep them pretty!




This one is a shot of everything that I got, in the middle of my yard.  Cheesy




This one I KNOW what it is!  This is a picture book teaching me about ordering ice cream in Italian!  I've looked it over already and am excited, I'm going to teach my kids how to order ice cream in Italian!



Cheesy
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LostInOz
« Reply #115 on: July 08, 2009 02:41:20 PM »

The first one is candy and other yummies from Australia.  

Heh, I'm eating a Caramello Koala right this second, as I read that! Mmm... chocolate. I want Mint Slices now, too... sigh. I shall just have to go home to get all the good stuff.

Great package, I could have done with the guide to ordering ice cream in Italian when I was in Rome!
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« Reply #116 on: July 08, 2009 02:42:53 PM »

I'm SO glad everything arrived!!!  This swap was great because I learned a little Tagalog in the process (I'll admit that even though I LOVE languages, Tagalog was a language I knew nothing about - maybe I even thought it was a language spoken in a remote part of Africa  Wink  )

P.S.  I'm happy the chocolate survived too.  It made it from Sweden to here without a hitch (along with some Ahlgrens bilar chewy candies for my son - who likes to remind me it's "Sveriges mest kpta bil" and Zoegas coffee for my husband), but I was worried about it making it from Ohio to you since the trip apparently took MUCH longer!!!

It made it through okay and it might tasty! I keep munching on it here and there.

Handsy the embroidery on those towels is gorgeous! Just so you Tim Tam fans know you CAN get those cookies in the U.S. If you have a World Market head on over there and look for the Arnott's brand. If I remember right it just says Arnott's...but the brand name will be there. For some reason I heard they couldn't import it under the name of Tim Tam. These cookies are delicious.
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« Reply #117 on: July 08, 2009 02:48:46 PM »

Handsy the embroidery on those towels is gorgeous! Just so you Tim Tam fans know you CAN get those cookies in the U.S. If you have a World Market head on over there and look for the Arnott's brand. If I remember right it just says Arnott's...but the brand name will be there. For some reason I heard they couldn't import it under the name of Tim Tam. These cookies are delicious.

Man, I'm so easily influenced... even the mere mention of Tim Tams has me wanting some. Never mind, I believe my Mum is going on a mission to the Australia Shop in London tomorrow... I shall send her with instructions to buy me an $8 (or more!!!) pack of biscuits. The joys of the expat!
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« Reply #118 on: July 08, 2009 07:31:48 PM »

Ha hah ahahahahahaaaa!!!!

Handsy - if you've got a Tim Tam left, make yourself a cup of coffee, nibble off two diagonal corners, and use your TimTam like a straw. Sweet zeus it's awesome.

I forgot to include a letter with what I sent - I wrote the damn thing out, but didn't add it to the parcel, and I feel like a fooooool.

Here's an extra pic - one of the pages from the Italian book:



This is a collage book - essentially about a girl buying icecream, with the idea, I guess, to show a) how to order icecream in Italy; b) how to count to 10; and c) 10 flavours of icecream. On this page she's ordering her fifth scoop, which is to be raspberry flavoured. I miss raspberry gelato.... The book, like I said, is all collaged - because I can't draw. I'm still finding scraps of paper around my loungeroom floor - but we must thank the IKEA catalogue, school exercise book, flickrphotos, wrapping paper and literary magazine that gave their lives so that I could make this. Wink

The rest of the stuff is all Javanese/hanacaraka related. Hanacaraka is the little-used Javanese alphabet, but one that I think is quite decorative.

The bag has the alphabet embroidered onto it. From L-R it reads:
ha, na, ca, ra, ka
da, ta, sa, wa, la
pa, dha, ja, ya, nya
ma, ga, ba, tha, nga

when read that way, it actually tells a little story about a brave emissary.

The CD includes a lot fo resources I have found online - there's Javanese phrases, instructions on how to put the alphabet together, a font that can be installed on a computer, plus instructions for how to type in hanacaraka. Plus the CD also has a track of me reading out the gelato story (at 4am - please be gentle!)

The napkins, sadly, use fabric paint - not embroidery. Here's the whole phrase:
 


It says "mangan ra mangan sing penting kumpul". Which translates (roughly) as "Feasting or fasting, what's important is that we're together" And I like that sentiment for a napkin.

If you feel like puzzling out the 'code', the first few characters (up to and including the big 'j'-shaped swoop) are 'mangan', then the one that looks like the letter 'n' for 'ra', then it repeats again the first few for the second 'mangan'. One character with a little circle and a tick above it is 'sing', the next two characters with the big hat, circle, tick and downstairs wiggle is 'penting', and the rest is 'kumpul'.



And with my organiser hat on - a few more statuses to be updated. I'll try and get that done now.
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« Reply #119 on: July 08, 2009 09:36:28 PM »

OMG I have to try that with a tim tam. Mmmm!

That collage is beautiful!!
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