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2010-04-22 22:05:28
Just beautiful, Poppy. Many thanks for the link. Here is a link to an Australian Magpie. He is related to the Butcherbird...
2010-04-22 21:54:54
2010-04-22 20:50:38
Well, you know what I mean... :) Thanks again, Poppy. And your friend as well... :)
2010-04-22 20:38:58
It wasn't any kind of work at all, 'cause my friend came up with the goods. ;-)
2010-04-22 11:13:27
You are welcome, Gabrielle. Poppy did all of the hard work though.... :)
2010-04-22 11:12:10
My dad was born in Cyprus, Connie. It's the little island that lies just below Turkey. Cyprus is shaped somewhat like a guitar. I was born here in Australia. My mum is Australian, but has Irish in her as well. I have Greek books and dictionaries so really, I have no excuse not to learn the lanaguage again. I'm glad that you could get acquainted with French again, Connie. I think I only know around 3 or 4 words in French... :(
2010-04-22 11:06:51
Depends on what the letter stands for at the time... :)
2010-04-22 11:01:18
Thanks, Poppy and PictureGirl. I have looked at it on Wiki, it is a beautiful bird indeed. I did not know that members of the crow family could be so colourful. The language bit is interesting too. My background is Irish and Quebecois. I learnt a little French when young and travelling but I am afraid it is all gone now.
2010-04-22 05:18:55
Were you born and raised in Greece PictureGirl? If so, you will be surprised as to how quickly you pick up the language speaking with your Dad. For example - French is my mother tongue. I learned English later on (both are the official languages in Canada). Since I live in B.C. I use English a lot more, so my French has suffered. But, just going to France for two summers in a row, and e-mailing my cousins in France, my French has improved quite a bit. But if, for example, I was born and raised in France, and then lived for a few years to English Canada (ie Toronto), my French would suffer a bit, but upon my return to France, I would quickly become more fluent in French - the language of my childhood. So, start chatting with your Dad in Greek ;-)
2010-04-22 01:36:08
I prefer an S over an H any day of the week. :-)
2010-04-21 23:41:49
That's true. I tried to learn Greek twice, but because I don't talk Greek to anyone, I have since forgotten most of it. I know a few words here and there. Maybe I should learn to talk Greek to my dad and learn it all again properly. My dad can speak the language very well. I wouldn't know one word in Finnish. I'm hopeless there, I'm afraid... :(
2010-04-21 23:32:27
Trouble with languages is that we all tend to take our own language for granted... but if we learn another language, we pay more attention. My English is better than my Finnish. ;-)
2010-04-21 23:17:58
And yes, by all means, please tell your friend that he IS amazing... :)
2010-04-21 22:53:58
Oops, I made another mistake. Oh dear ! I never knew that it was 'lo' and not 'low'. Oh well, you live and learn. Thankyou for the link, Poppy... :)
2010-04-21 22:28:49
;-) Yes, my friend is amazing! I'll tell him you said so...
2010-04-21 20:34:49
That should be low and behold. Where on earth did 'whoa' come from ?? :)
2010-04-21 20:33:50
Well, I would've never thought that it was a green magpie ! I checked it on Wikipedia and whoa and behold, there it is as in the picture on that link... Many thanks for that, Poppy. Your friend is amazing !!
2010-04-21 20:31:23
But they replaced it with an 'S' for you, Poppy.... :-D
2010-04-21 18:12:01
There's s thief around here, someone stole the h from morph. ;-)
2010-04-21 18:08:56
According to my friend, this is Green Magpie (Cissa chinensis), blue morp.
2010-04-21 13:51:02
What bird is this?