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http://www.medel.com/geoffrey-ball-life-award-2013/

 

Geoffrey R. Ball, father of Vibrant Soundbridge and grandfather of Bonebridge got a reward for the outstanding contribution for the people with conductive hearing loss.

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Nononooo !

 

This book was translated from English to German. So you don't have to lean German Tongue out

 

But, If you want learn German, I can sent you the book.

 

Thomas

 

I would gladly like to - Croatia was very much influenced historically by Germany and Austria and even now our medicine is built firmly on these foundations. Wink

 

What is the name of the book in English?

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Not quite.... In Europe you have a lot of pretty imaginative languages like Hungarian for instance.

Croatian is also not so easy to learn - our grammar is a lot more extensive and nothing like anglo-saxon group of language.

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I agree, when I travelled across Europe the two languages that were the hardest to understand were Hungarian and Finnish. Some days, drawing pictures was the only way to communicate.

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I agree, when I travelled across Europe the two languages that were the hardest to understand were Hungarian and Finnish. Some days, drawing pictures was the only way to communicate.

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WOW, I couldn't even imagine. Add a hearing loss on top of it.  heck I have trouble with my own language.

 

Ivana, do you have a number of different dialects to deal with or is it pretty similar wherever you go.

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I agree, when I travelled across Europe the two languages that were the hardest to understand were Hungarian and Finnish. Some days, drawing pictures was the only way to communicate.

 

Understandable - these languages have same root: ugro-finnish group of languages.

You anglo-saxons are not aware even slightest how your language is easier than whole bunch of other foreigh languages. Ok - you have that situation around so many tenses which a lot of people can not understand fully but - it is possible to have a reasonable communication in English even without it.

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WOW, I couldn't even imagine. Add a hearing loss on top of it.  heck I have trouble with my own language.

 

Ivana, do you have a number of different dialects to deal with or is it pretty similar wherever you go.

 

Each country in Europe has large number of dialects even Croatia which is so small and, of course you struggle with them. For instance, dialect on the seaside (Split for instance) is much different than in the capital city - so different that even a lot of good hearing people can not understand them.

They are pretty much stubborn and even when they come to the capital city they still use that hardly understandable dialect of theirs.

I would compare it with hard accent&dialect of the southern part of States.

Now you can see what is difference for me if I can understand what was said.

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Everybody makes fun of northeners with funny accents but WOW. It took some getting used to. Of course i have been down south long enough to pick up some accent but some of the (yankee) in me is probably never gonna leave. If i say the words coffee, talk, all, you guys, not hard to figure out where i am from. Problem is i draw out the word I now a little so my family up north makes fun of me for sounding like a southerner and my wifes family makes fun of me for sounding like a "Yankee'

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Everybody makes fun of northeners with funny accents but WOW. It took some getting used to. Of course i have been down south long enough to pick up some accent but some of the (yankee) in me is probably never gonna leave. If i say the words coffee, talk, all, you guys, not hard to figure out where i am from. Problem is i draw out the word I now a little so my family up north makes fun of me for sounding like a southerner and my wifes family makes fun of me for sounding like a "Yankee'

 

He-he...Laughing

Not to good to sit on both chair....WinkTongue out

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I cant win for losing. Loris dad takes every opportunity to remind me i am a yankee. My thought is, ok i get it! we have been married 20 years, you dont need to remind me. especially since i have been down here for over 20 years.

 

That being said, i just cannot bring myself to say "ya'll" It just does not flow right. It will be "you guys" until the day i die i guess.

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I cant win for losing. Loris dad takes every opportunity to remind me i am a yankee. My thought is, ok i get it! we have been married 20 years, you dont need to remind me. especially since i have been down here for over 20 years.

 

That being said, i just cannot bring myself to say "ya'll" It just does not flow right. It will be "you guys" until the day i die i guess.

Ok, if you can't say "y'all" try "you'uns"!

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