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46 [forty-six]

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46 [አርባ ስድስት]

46 [āriba sidisiti]

በ <ግሬስ> ውስጥ

[bedanisi bēti wisit’i]

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Is this seat taken? ይ--ወንበ---ይ--? ይሄ ወንበር ተይዛል? ይ- ወ-በ- ተ-ዛ-? ------------- ይሄ ወንበር ተይዛል? 0
yi-ē--eniber---e--z--i? yihē weniberi teyizali? y-h- w-n-b-r- t-y-z-l-? ----------------------- yihē weniberi teyizali?
May I sit with you? ከእ-ስ--ጋር-መ-መጥ --ላ--? ከእርስዎ ጋር መቀመጥ እችላለው? ከ-ር-ዎ ጋ- መ-መ- እ-ላ-ው- -------------------- ከእርስዎ ጋር መቀመጥ እችላለው? 0
ke---isi-- --ri-mek’em-t’i-i---la-ew-? ke’irisiwo gari mek’emet’i ichilalewi? k-’-r-s-w- g-r- m-k-e-e-’- i-h-l-l-w-? -------------------------------------- ke’irisiwo gari mek’emet’i ichilalewi?
Sure. በ-ግ--ነት በርግጠኝነት በ-ግ-ኝ-ት ------- በርግጠኝነት 0
b----i-’enyi-e-i berigit’enyineti b-r-g-t-e-y-n-t- ---------------- berigit’enyineti
How do you like the music? ሙ-ቃ-ን -ን-- አገ-ት? ሙዚቃውን እንዴት አገኙት? ሙ-ቃ-ን እ-ዴ- አ-ኙ-? ---------------- ሙዚቃውን እንዴት አገኙት? 0
muz-k-aw-ni --idēti -ge--ut-? muzīk’awini inidēti āgenyuti? m-z-k-a-i-i i-i-ē-i ā-e-y-t-? ----------------------------- muzīk’awini inidēti āgenyuti?
A little too loud. ትንሽ --። ትንሽ ጮከ። ት-ሽ ጮ-። ------- ትንሽ ጮከ። 0
t-n-sh- c-’o-e. tinishi ch’oke. t-n-s-i c-’-k-. --------------- tinishi ch’oke.
But the band plays very well. ግ--ባንዱ ጥሩ ይጫ--ል። ግን ባንዱ ጥሩ ይጫወታል። ግ- ባ-ዱ ጥ- ይ-ወ-ል- ---------------- ግን ባንዱ ጥሩ ይጫወታል። 0
g--i bani-u -’ir--yic-’----ali. gini banidu t’iru yich’awetali. g-n- b-n-d- t-i-u y-c-’-w-t-l-. ------------------------------- gini banidu t’iru yich’awetali.
Do you come here often? ቶሎ--ሎ-እ-ህ-ይመ-ሉ? ቶሎ ቶሎ እዚህ ይመጣሉ? ቶ- ቶ- እ-ህ ይ-ጣ-? --------------- ቶሎ ቶሎ እዚህ ይመጣሉ? 0
t-l- -----i--h--y-me-’al-? tolo tolo izīhi yimet’alu? t-l- t-l- i-ī-i y-m-t-a-u- -------------------------- tolo tolo izīhi yimet’alu?
No, this is the first time. አያ- ይ- ለ----ያ -----። አያይ ይሄ ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ ነው። አ-ይ ይ- ለ-ጀ-ሪ- ጊ- ነ-። -------------------- አያይ ይሄ ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ ነው። 0
āya-i y-h- -eme-emer-ya----- ne--. āyayi yihē lemejemerīya gīzē newi. ā-a-i y-h- l-m-j-m-r-y- g-z- n-w-. ---------------------------------- āyayi yihē lemejemerīya gīzē newi.
I’ve never been here before. ከ-ህ --ት እ-ህ -ጥቼ--ላ-ቅም። ከዚህ በፊት እዚህ መጥቼ አላውቅም። ከ-ህ በ-ት እ-ህ መ-ቼ አ-ው-ም- ---------------------- ከዚህ በፊት እዚህ መጥቼ አላውቅም። 0
ke--hi -e---- --ī-i -e--ic---ā-----’--i. kezīhi befīti izīhi met’ichē ālawik’imi. k-z-h- b-f-t- i-ī-i m-t-i-h- ā-a-i-’-m-. ---------------------------------------- kezīhi befīti izīhi met’ichē ālawik’imi.
Would you like to dance? መ-ነስ ይፈ-ጋ-? መደነስ ይፈልጋሉ? መ-ነ- ይ-ል-ሉ- ----------- መደነስ ይፈልጋሉ? 0
m-den--i -i--liga--? medenesi yifeligalu? m-d-n-s- y-f-l-g-l-? -------------------- medenesi yifeligalu?
Maybe later. ድን-ት -ደበኋላ ድንገት ወደበኋላ ድ-ገ- ወ-በ-ላ ---------- ድንገት ወደበኋላ 0
d-n--e-i we---eh-wa-a dinigeti wedebeh-wala d-n-g-t- w-d-b-h-w-l- --------------------- dinigeti wedebeḫwala
I can’t dance very well. ዳ-ስ-ጎበ----ደ--ም። ዳንስ ጎበዝ አይደለሁም። ዳ-ስ ጎ-ዝ አ-ደ-ሁ-። --------------- ዳንስ ጎበዝ አይደለሁም። 0
da--s--g--e-------e--h---. danisi gobezi āyidelehumi. d-n-s- g-b-z- ā-i-e-e-u-i- -------------------------- danisi gobezi āyidelehumi.
It’s very easy. በጣም---ል -- ። በጣም ቀላል ነው ። በ-ም ቀ-ል ነ- ። ------------ በጣም ቀላል ነው ። 0
b-t’----k’el----n-w--. bet’ami k’elali newi . b-t-a-i k-e-a-i n-w- . ---------------------- bet’ami k’elali newi .
I’ll show you. እ- ----ለ-። እኔ አሳዮታለው። እ- አ-ዮ-ለ-። ---------- እኔ አሳዮታለው። 0
inē--s-y---l---. inē āsayotalewi. i-ē ā-a-o-a-e-i- ---------------- inē āsayotalewi.
No, maybe some other time. አ-ይ --ሌላ ----ሻለ-ል። አያይ ፤ ሌላ ጊዜ ይሻለኛል። አ-ይ ፤ ሌ- ጊ- ይ-ለ-ል- ------------------ አያይ ፤ ሌላ ጊዜ ይሻለኛል። 0
āya-i ---ēla gī-ē y-s-----ya-i. āyayi ; lēla gīzē yishalenyali. ā-a-i ; l-l- g-z- y-s-a-e-y-l-. ------------------------------- āyayi ; lēla gīzē yishalenyali.
Are you waiting for someone? ሰው -የ----ነው? ሰው እየጠበቁ ነው? ሰ- እ-ጠ-ቁ ነ-? ------------ ሰው እየጠበቁ ነው? 0
s-wi i--t--b--’u newi? sewi iyet’ebek’u newi? s-w- i-e-’-b-k-u n-w-? ---------------------- sewi iyet’ebek’u newi?
Yes, for my boyfriend. አ--፤--ን- ጋ-ኛዬን አዎ ፤ ወንድ ጋደኛዬን አ- ፤ ወ-ድ ጋ-ኛ-ን -------------- አዎ ፤ ወንድ ጋደኛዬን 0
ā----------i-----n---ēni āwo ; wenidi gadenyayēni ā-o ; w-n-d- g-d-n-a-ē-i ------------------------ āwo ; wenidi gadenyayēni
There he is! ይሄ--መጣ-ከ-ላ። ይሄው መጣ ከኋላ። ይ-ው መ- ከ-ላ- ----------- ይሄው መጣ ከኋላ። 0
yihēwi me-’- ----w-la. yihēwi met’a keh-wala. y-h-w- m-t-a k-h-w-l-. ---------------------- yihēwi met’a keḫwala.

Genes influence language

The language we speak is dependent on our ancestry. But our genes are also responsible for our language. Scottish researchers have come to this conclusion. They examined how English differs from Chinese. In doing so they discovered that genes play a role, too. Because genes influence the development of our brain. That is to say, they shape our brain structures. With this, our ability to learn languages is determined. Variants of two genes are crucial to this. If a particular variant is scarce, tonal languages develop. So tonal languages are spoken by people without these gene variants. In tonal languages, the meaning of words is determined by the pitch of the tones. Chinese is included in the tonal languages, for example. If this gene variant is dominant, however, other languages develop. English is not a tonal language. The variants of this gene are not evenly distributed. That means they occur with differing frequency in the world. But languages only survive if they are passed down. In order to do this, children must be able to imitate the language of their parents. So they must be able to learn the language well. Only then will it be passed down from generation to generation. The older gene variant is the one that promotes tonal languages. So there were probably more tonal languages in the past than there are today. But one mustn't overestimate the genetic components. They can only add to explaining the development of languages. But there isn't a gene for English, or a gene for Chinese. Anybody can learn any language. You don't need genes for that, but rather only curiosity and discipline!
Did you know?
Thai is a member of the Tai-Kadai language family. It is the native language of 20 million people. In contrast to most western languages, Thai is a tonal language. In tonal languages, the pronunciation of syllables changes their meaning. Most Thai words consist of only one syllable. A word takes on a different meaning depending on the pitch in which a syllable is spoken. Altogether Thai distinguishes between five pitches. Thai society was strictly divided over many centuries. As a result, Thai still recognizes at least five different levels of speech today. These range from a simple vernacular to a very polite form of speech. Furthermore, Thai is divided into many local dialects. The language's semiotic system is a hybrid of an alphabet and syllabic writing. The grammar construction is not very complex. Because Thai is an isolating language, there are no declensions or conjugations. Learn Thai - it is really a fascinating language!