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Old July 6th, 2007, 03:52 PM   #41
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Look at the two trucks (last picture) how much space they have both beside. I was driving the car, which dashboard you can see, and i garant you that it will be a real motorway.
European standard is 3,75 m wide driving lanes on motorways. those are definitely not 3,75. it looks like 3,30, max 3,50
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Old July 6th, 2007, 03:56 PM   #42
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European standard is 3,75 m wide driving lanes on motorways. those are definitely not 3,75. it looks like 3,30, max 3,50
Are the driving lanes of this motorway 3,75 m or not?



However, it will be a motorway.
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Old July 6th, 2007, 04:02 PM   #43
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European standard is 3,75 m wide driving lanes on motorways. those are definitely not 3,75. it looks like 3,30, max 3,50
Most Dutch motorways aren't up to European standards either than.
Dutch standards are 3,5m width, but most are 3,25m
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Old July 6th, 2007, 05:39 PM   #44
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does autostop means what it sounds like? (No stopping allowed).
No, it means hitchhiking.
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Old July 6th, 2007, 07:04 PM   #45
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Speaking of...

how do we, in English, get ALBANIA from SHQIPTARE?!?
Albania gets its name from Dr. Alban:



Another theory is that it's from the Illyrian tribe Albanoi. Scotland and an area in the Caucasus (Dagestan/Azerbaijan) have also been known as Albania. Caucasian Albania lay next to Caucasian Iberia. Just FYI.
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Old July 6th, 2007, 07:22 PM   #46
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countries can have their own standards, little bit different from european ones.
its still fundamentally a motorway, even if the hard shoulder is 10 cms narrower, or something like that.
like when i cross from hungary to austria lanes feel a lot narrower (i'm not sure though )
good to see albania progressing so fast, my latest europe roadmap is about 1.5 years old and on that there's hardly any major roads at all, let alone motorways...
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Old July 6th, 2007, 08:19 PM   #47
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Most Dutch motorways aren't up to European standards either than.
Dutch standards are 3,5m width, but most are 3,25m
really? i didn't know that. i know that here in Croatia fast roads are 3,50 and on paper difference isn't that much, but in reality it is really obvious! i'd give 3.50 for this one asked for
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Old July 7th, 2007, 12:16 PM   #48
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Most Dutch motorways aren't up to European standards either than.
Dutch standards are 3,5m width, but most are 3,25m
Thanks for confirming that. I thought that the Dutch motorway lanes were a little skinnier than normal.
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You can see the difference obvious on National roads. Here they're mostly 3m wide, but in Germany 3,75 - 4m. That's because since the beginning of motorway construction, they never really developed the national roads as an alternative for motorways. So all roads are packed.
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Durrės - Prishtinė Motorway (between Kukės & Morinė)
















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Old July 8th, 2007, 03:36 PM   #51
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Albania gets its name from Dr. Alban:



Another theory is that it's from the Illyrian tribe Albanoi. Scotland and an area in the Caucasus (Dagestan/Azerbaijan) have also been known as Albania. Caucasian Albania lay next to Caucasian Iberia. Just FYI.
This video is extremly funny, i laughed my ass off. and you look good on the avater, i hope it“s you but i don“t think, anyway the woman on the EU pic looks good.

Oh shit, i didn“t see that it is not hair but a headscarf.

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Old July 8th, 2007, 04:07 PM   #52
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This video is extremly funny, i laughed my ass off. and you look good on the avater, i hope it“s you but i don“t think, anyway the woman on the EU pic looks good.

Oh shit, i didn“t see that it is not hair but a headscarf.
OMG, radi! Isn't this virgin Mary? If the scarf was her hair, she'd look like Cher.
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Old July 8th, 2007, 06:01 PM   #53
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Thank you guys for pumping this thread of with OT.
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Old July 8th, 2007, 08:46 PM   #54
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It seems arabic = Al Bania?
Yep, just like Germany, the latin version Alemania acctually derives from Al Emania
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No, I asked why TIRANE was written without dots above the "E".
Because maybe he doesnt have the letter ė in his keyboard
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Well, as an Albanian-American "Shqiperia" which is what Albanians call their country is derived from Shqi-Shqebonje, which is the symbol that is on the national flag (the two-headed eagle). That in turn is derived from the symbol worn by Gjorg Skenderbeg, the national hero of Albania who warded off invading Ottomans in the 1300's. Very quick history lesson
The correct word for the country would be Shqipėria which derives from the noun shqiponjė (eagle)
The ghegh version has been used in 2 different versions, shkiponjė or shkabonjė but the tosk version was finally accepted.
Letter Q is more common in tosk and hardly ever used in the old gheg although to my big surprise in Kosovo they use it quite often as a substitute to letter Ē.
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Because maybe he doesnt have the letter ė in his keyboard
On traffic signs.
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Old July 8th, 2007, 09:37 PM   #58
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Most probably they used italian font which doesnt have the letter ė
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Oh my god, i watched the Doctor Alban video again, it is so ******* funny, i used to listen to his music when i was 4/5 years old.
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Old July 8th, 2007, 11:11 PM   #60
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Is the signing based on the Italian system?
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