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Postby theLuckyDragon » Jun 17 2009, 20:32

Oh my, that really is flexible.
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Postby Ethric » Jun 17 2009, 21:04

But now for the important question: how is the pay? Fancy private school, sounds promising...?
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Postby Kalah » Jun 17 2009, 21:35

I'm still a newbie, so the pay isn't huge... but still three times higher than anything I've had so far. They're offering me a 65% position as of today (which lowers the total amount, of course), but they're going to work on that and in all likelihood adjust it upwards before school starts. I'll have plenty of cash to live on. :)

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Postby Ethric » Jun 17 2009, 22:26

Good, good. First secure livelihood, then work on fame and fortune.
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Postby ThunderTitan » Jun 18 2009, 6:55

... and then have your life spiral out of control and die of an OD.
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Postby Kalah » Jun 18 2009, 13:34

Nono, that's after the wild partying with supermodels.

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Postby [T]osHiro » Jun 18 2009, 17:36

Okay Mr.History Teacher, how do you pronounce Mjöllnir?
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Postby Ethric » Jun 18 2009, 19:07

[ˈmjɔlˌnɪɹ], wikipedia says.

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Postby Kalah » Jun 18 2009, 19:09

Oh, it's quite straight-forward. "Mjølner", that's the proper pronunciation.

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Postby Ethric » Jun 18 2009, 19:34

Psst: the letters aren't always pronounced the same in all languages even though they look the same.
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Postby theLuckyDragon » Jun 18 2009, 19:47

Ethric wrote:[ˈmjɔlˌnɪɹ], wikipedia says.

All clear? :-D


That's English, right? Otherwise it seems odd for an "ö" not to be pronounced like it's German and Finnish counterpart.
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Postby Kalah » Jun 18 2009, 20:13

The Norwegian ø is not pronounced the same way as the ö, neither in Swedish, German nor any other language - just so we're clear. :)

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Postby theLuckyDragon » Jun 18 2009, 20:18

Kalah wrote:The Norwegian ø is not pronounced the same way as the ö, neither in Swedish, German nor any other language - just so we're clear. :)


Wiki says otherwise ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Close-mid_ ... nded_vowel or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-mid_f ... nded_vowel ) but I suppose there are various allophones of the sound we're speaking of all over Norway. So yeah, it might just be unique :)
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Postby Kalah » Jun 18 2009, 21:19

Of course, wikipedia is always right... ;)

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Postby theLuckyDragon » Jun 18 2009, 22:11

Of course not always... but some articles are worthy of a certain degree of trust.
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Postby Kalah » Jun 18 2009, 23:29

Yes... like this one :D

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Postby ThunderTitan » Jun 19 2009, 7:10

Ethric wrote:[ˈmjɔlˌnɪɹ], wikipedia says.


How does one read that easier then the normal word?!

How about some of you just record yourself saying it and post the audio file...
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Postby Kalah » Jun 19 2009, 11:09

If you wish... (gave me a chance to try out the conversion program :) )

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Postby Storm-giant » Jun 19 2009, 14:35

7.64 of final media **** YEAAAH!!!!!!!!!

My selectividad media mark was almost the same than BACH media, and normally it's reduced like 1 point or more..... :D

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Postby Kalah » Jun 19 2009, 15:05

I second that statement.

Summer indeed. Ahh... :butterfly:


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