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What does Spanish, a mid-life crisis and farm manangement have in common? Nothing...

there's just one Spanish, the only difference is the accent, or am I wrong???
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Old 31.05.2008, 19:56
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I had two roomates from Cuba who spoke so fast that all the Mexican people would just stare at them wondering what they were blabbing about. But the western hemisphere has no lithp... Less of a "thah"....

Sure, its all accents..... Schwiezerdeutsche and Hoch-deutsche are an example. I know people in East Germany who speak like they have a speach impediment.

So yes, they are differant in accent and certain words.

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Re: looking for small job for the summer

In Spain people speak "spanish" Mexico and South America except Brazil we speak "Castellano"
Now, do you guys know in which continent Mexico is? Out of 10 people only one has given me the right answer!
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In Spain people speak "spanish" Mexico and South America except Brazil we speak "Castellano"
Now, do you guys know in which continent Mexico is? Out of 10 people only one has given me the right answer!
in the mexican continent??!!! lol
just a joke
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Old 01.06.2008, 08:29
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Who were the ten people you asked? Americans all know its North America because there is so much heat over NAFTA.

The origin of English is germanic, but the US and UK both speak differant accents and wording. So should I have asked for what accent they speak... haha


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Old 01.06.2008, 09:24
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Sure, its all accents..... Schwiezerdeutsche and Hoch-deutsche are an example.
Actually it's not "accents" it's "dialects". The difference between a Canadian and someone from Long Island saying "about" is an accent. We still, more or less have the same words for things and can understand each other - we speak the same language. Now throw someone from Baltimore into the mix, aight?, and all of a sudden, people from Toronto cannot understand much of what he is actually saying, much of which is made up of words unique to his culture. A different language, based on a common language, English. So, like Schweizertuetsch, a dialect. Oh and, sorry, while I am being a pain, Hochdeutsch (as with most German words) doesn't use a hyphen.

Too-early-Sunday-morning-pedant-mode off, sorry for that.

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Old 01.06.2008, 09:35
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This poor kid, with her job post, is getting a lecture on the difference between accents and dialects!

Forgive me for asking. But none of this answered my question anyway!

Ha ha.......

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Actually it's not "accents" it's "dialects". The difference between a Canadian and someone from Long Island saying "about" is an accent. We still, more or less have the same words for things and can understand each other - we speak the same language. Now throw someone from Baltimore into the mix, aight?, and all of a sudden, people from Toronto cannot understand much of what he is actually saying, much of which is made up of words unique to his culture. A different language, based on a common language, English. So, like Schweizertuetsch, a dialect. Oh and, sorry, while I am being a pain, Hochdeutsch (as with most German words) doesn't use a hyphen.

Too-early-Sunday-morning-pedant-mode off, sorry for that.

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Old 01.06.2008, 10:29
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@Zuger, I was lecturing you
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Old 01.06.2008, 11:55
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HA ha.... Thanks for that! I now know the proper use of "dialect" and "accent"..... Hooray!

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In Spain people speak "spanish" Mexico and South America except Brazil we speak "Castellano"
Now, do you guys know in which continent Mexico is? Out of 10 people only one has given me the right answer!
Sorry, in Spain Spanish people speak Castellana - with an a at the end (the old language of Castilla in north central Spain). It's only English speaking people say that Spaniards, and South Americans, speak "Spanish"

I hate pedants too.

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Old 02.06.2008, 22:02
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Grumpy! I havent forgot about you.... I have been slammed with research work. How does the 15th sound for some farm action?

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Sorry, in Spain Spanish people speak Castellana - with an a at the end (the old language of Castilla in north central Spain). It's only English speaking people say that Spaniards, and South Americans, speak "Spanish"

I hate pedants too.

EDIT: Sorry Laura. ˇBienvenido!
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Old 02.06.2008, 22:10
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How does the 15th sound for some farm action?
That could easily be misconstrued.... whatever turns you on Zuger
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Old 02.06.2008, 22:16
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I havent done that since I was in my mid-life crisis, and even then I was only the camera man.


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This poor kid, with her job post, is getting a lecture on the difference between accents and dialects!

Forgive me for asking. But none of this answered my question anyway!

Ha ha.......
After spending a short while in the US I can remember one expression: ''Donde esta ma cerveza Amigo?'' which by the way my Salvadorin cousin taught me when I used to hang around wiht their Spanish speaking friends while playing soccer. From what I rememebr they explained to me that there are many jargon and dialect differences relative to specific South American country one hails from... but it is all under root Spanish language...

This doesn't solve the problem of the question posed in this post though...

I would also be curious about any summer jobs temporarily for my girfriend who came from Zimbabwe...

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Old 02.06.2008, 22:52
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Yup, in Spain they all claim to speak differant languages. I had a college team mate from Guatemala who would tell us all how "uneducated and stupid the mexicans sounded." The Mexicans would say the same thing about the cubans..... Its all spanish to me!

But its interesting. According to the gentleman above there is some sort of set name for two groups, but I think they would all differ in some sense.

What languages does your woman speak? Is she one of them farm girls? We had to build a large farm in Africa for a client in UAE. We hired most of our top tier managers from Zimbabwe. Probably the best farmers in Africa. Thats why they havent been kicked out yet.



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After spending a short while in the US I can remember one expression: ''Donde esta ma cerveza Amigo?'' which by the way my Salvadorin cousin taught me when I used to hang around wiht their Spanish speaking friends while playing soccer. From what I rememebr they explained to me that there are many jargon and dialect differences relative to specific South American country one hails from... but it is all under root Spanish language...

This doesn't solve the problem of the question posed in this post though...

I would also be curious about any summer jobs temporarily for my girfriend who came from Zimbabwe...

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Old 02.06.2008, 23:04
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Re: looking for small job for the summer

Unfortunately she is not in farming. She used be a professional tennis player in ex-Rhodesia and now she works as a licenced tennis instructor...

BTW: after spending almost 10 years in South Africa, I made lots of contacts with Zimbabwean expats, who escaped Mugabe's regime and forelorn farm confiscation by war veterans who ravaged the country. Most of them had to start from scratch across the border or left behind everything related to agriculture and farming to start new professions.

Are you working for the company or run your private business here?
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Old 02.06.2008, 23:14
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Its very hard finding quality "large scale farm managers" these days. Alan Boyce over at Soros had to pay his latest hires about $700k a year. Its not easy to find these people because farming has been so unprofitable for a long time.

I help people who seek it. Hard to explain what I do. I used to work for a bank as a macro analyst for a prop-team in London. But doing so much research snow-balls into a million other things.

I dont really have a title...... Yes, I run a small business here.

And you? Are you working out here?

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Unfortunately she is not in farming. She used be a professional tennis player in ex-Rhodesia and now she works as a licenced tennis instructor...

BTW: after spending almost 10 years in South Africa, I made lots of contacts with Zimbabwean expats, who escaped Mugabe's regime and forelorn farm confiscation by war veterans who ravaged the country. Most of them had to start from scratch across the border or left behind everything related to agriculture and farming to start new professions.

Are you working for the company or run your private business here?
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Its very hard finding quality "large scale farm managers" these days. Alan Boyce over at Soros had to pay his latest hires about $700k a year. Its not easy to find these people because farming has been so unprofitable for a long time.

I help people who seek it. Hard to explain what I do. I used to work for a bank as a macro analyst for a prop-team in London. But doing so much research snow-balls into a million other things.

I dont really have a title...... Yes, I run a small business here.

And you? Are you working out here?
Sounds very interesting what you do especially to move business to such a competitive world as Europe is... but I guess this is scarce area to work with i.e outsource the skilled people especially such as "large scale farm managers"...

I am in Engineering. I got my BSc/Msc/Phd in Computer Sciences and Electrical Engineering. I used to work for past 8 years in RSA specilizing in Power Electronics and Motion Control. Later it was very difficult to find a job down there in this very specilized field. So I studied for my doctorate while working part-time and whilst doing contract jobs. Then I found a lucrative position at ABB which exactely head-hunted for the people with my skills. Currently I work in Medium Voltage Drives department in Turgi close to Baden which deals with multi-milion contracts all over the world...
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Re: What does Spanish, a mid-life crisis and farm manangement have in common? Nothing

But after all I became tired of engineering, industry and related to it politics these days and I would like to do something completely different. Coaching tennis and working with kids would be my domain
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Engineering is a great profession to be in at the moment. There simply isnt enough qualified engineers.

But I understand the idea of doing somthing you love. I think thats the most important thing about daily life. Having a job you love, or having enough time out-side of work that lets you do what you love.

You could do both in theory. You and the Missus could alternate managment, as you both seem qualified. These eastern European kids are paying big bucks for coachs. I had a former team-mate who was playing basketball for the knicks. During summers he would help out at the Carmel Tennis Camp over near Monterey California. He ended up getting plenty of job offers to train kids in the FSU.

Do you have a plan set up yet? Or is this just a thought-out-loud?



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