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Old September 10th, 2014, 06:20 PM   #27481
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Sometimes you still hear people who fill the tank or go to holiday in Yugoslavia! And once I heard Czechoslovakia in a television service about outsourcing of industrial production in Eastern Europe (it was mentioned in a list together with Poland, Hungary, Romania,...).
I don't know what are you talking about! Czechoslovakia still exists. Only bloody Czechs decided to separate from us

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Old September 10th, 2014, 06:26 PM   #27482
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Many transliterations are possible from Cyrillic, but the main issue here is not transliteration, but the choice of language. For example, Kiev is the transliteration of the Russian name of the city. The Ukrainian name transliterated is Kyiv (see today's banner). So which one you use could make people think you're taking sides even if you're not aware of it.

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Luhansk (UA) / Lugansk (RUS)
Dnipropetrovsk (UA) / Dnepropetrovsk (RUS)
Kyiv (UA) / Kiev (RUS)
Odesa (UA) / Odessa (RUS)
My take on these, based on its translliteration from Cyrillic: Lugansk, Dnipropetrovsk, Kiiv, Odesa. Ukrainian has a letter Russian doesn't have that is similar to our i. By the way, Х is translliterated here as 'J' instead of 'Kh', so Kharkiv becomes Jarkiv .
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Old September 10th, 2014, 06:39 PM   #27483
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Why not Jarquiv?
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Old September 10th, 2014, 06:57 PM   #27484
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In Italian sometimes Charkiv (UA) or Char'kov (RUS) is used. I don't know why there's the need of the apostrophe like it was a truncation.
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old September 10th, 2014, 07:21 PM   #27485
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In Italian sometimes Charkiv (UA) or Char'kov (RUS) is used. I don't know why there's the need of the apostrophe like it was a truncation.
I have never understood those Russian to English transliterations. It is just "Charkov" in Slovak language and we read is as "Kharkov"
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Old September 10th, 2014, 07:40 PM   #27486
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Well, CH has a different sound in English. (And the KH sound barely exists. I was going to say "doesn't exist," then I remembered the Scottish word Loch. But even that, a lot of people would just pronounce Lock.)
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Old September 10th, 2014, 11:09 PM   #27487
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Well, CH has a different sound in English. (And the KH sound barely exists. I was going to say "doesn't exist," then I remembered the Scottish word Loch. But even that, a lot of people would just pronounce Lock.)
Scottish is a different language than English, Loch sounds having German origin.
Also many Italian dialects and local languages close to Italian have phonemes and graphemes that are non-existent in Italian language. It doesn't mean that they belong to Italian.
For example, we don't use the J (except in borrowed foreign words like 'jeans'), but some our surnames and toponyms do contain it. In fact, it was used in ancient Italian and it's still used in some dialects.
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old September 10th, 2014, 11:29 PM   #27488
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Well, "Loch" shows up in plenty of Scottish place names, so English-speaking people (at least British people) are familiar with it. And everyone's heard of the Loch Ness Monster.

Seriously, I can remember Berlitz phrase books telling people to pronounce, say, the German "ach-Laut" "like the CH in Scottish 'loch.'"
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Old September 10th, 2014, 11:30 PM   #27489
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Old September 10th, 2014, 11:58 PM   #27490
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Well, "Loch" shows up in plenty of Scottish place names, so English-speaking people (at least British people) are familiar with it. And everyone's heard of the Loch Ness Monster.

Seriously, I can remember Berlitz phrase books telling people to pronounce, say, the German "ach-Laut" "like the CH in Scottish 'loch.'"
Here in Friuli (northern Italy) we have plenty of place names ending in s. Italian words never ends in s, but Friulan ones often do. However, these toponyms are official and also used in Italian.
Similarily, many Sardinian surnames and toponyms end in u. Italian words never end in u. Still, those names are used while speaking in Italian, like Loch is used in English.
There is a mountain place in northern Friuli near the Austrian border called 'Pierabech', with the ch pronunced in the German way. In the nearby village of Sappada, they speak a unique Bavarian dialect. Also near the Austrian border we have Timau and Coccau, with names of clear German origin.
In Italy we have places called Thiene and Rho, although th and rh don't exist anywhere in Italian. They have, respectively, Latin and Celtic origin and have never been adapted to the Italian language.
An unique case is the city of Vibo Valentia, that is pronunced at the Latin way (Vibo Valenzia), instead like it's written.
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old September 11th, 2014, 12:54 AM   #27491
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I saw a Tesla the other day, looked very nice.
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Old September 11th, 2014, 02:04 AM   #27492
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I saw a Tesla the other day, looked very nice.


Me too, I saw the roadster and the model s, there are nice, but no perfect.

But there's something that i don't like about the model s, and that's is the climate and the infotainment systems (audio, apps, gps, trip computer…) are controlled by the touchscreen. Basically everything, there's no button, except on the steering wheel.



I'm not saying that touch screens are bad, but some buttons are helpful to control some things without looking at the screen, keeping the eyes on the road and only using the hands to touch. Touch screens are great for complex things, like search on the phone book, for the keyboard, etc… but for using the warning lights

When I was driving this summer an Range Rover it was so tricky using the touch screen when I was driving.
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Old September 11th, 2014, 12:57 PM   #27493
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I was on as short bike trip in mountains above Bratislava yesterday and accidentally found a small memorial devoted to Bulgarian plane crash victims. I had had no knowledge on that crash, but later read it was one of the most tragic flight disasters in Czechoslovakia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TABSO_Flight_101

The most paradox is the name of the hill where the plane crashed: it is called Sakrakopec and means literally Damn-hill. I went there intentionally, because I wanted to know, how the damn hill would look. And found this.
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Old September 11th, 2014, 01:36 PM   #27494
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Finally I got the Via-T, not the Via-T that offered me the bank because they needed a credit card for a f#ck'n e-toll tag.

So finally I choose a prepaid tag, which can be managed by Internet, by card or bank account, and can be used both Spain and Portugal tolls and parkings.
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Old September 11th, 2014, 02:28 PM   #27495
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of course you can use touchscreen only when you stop the car.
tesla s comes around 55.000€ without taxes, which is not far from gasoline competition.
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Old September 11th, 2014, 03:58 PM   #27496
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I was on as short bike trip in mountains above Bratislava yesterday and accidentally found a small memorial devoted to Bulgarian plane crash victims. I had had no knowledge on that crash, but later read it was one of the most tragic flight disasters in Czechoslovakia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TABSO_Flight_101

The most paradox is the name of the hill where the plane crashed: it is called Sakrakopec and means literally Damn-hill. I went there intentionally, because I wanted to know, how the damn hill would look. And found this.
The Monte Toc (the mountain that generated the landslide that provoked the Vajont disaster in 1963) means "rotten mountain" in the local dialect. This place was already known for being landslide prone.
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Old September 11th, 2014, 04:04 PM   #27497
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The Monte Toc (the mountain that generated the landslide that provoked the Vajont disaster in 1963) means "rotten mountain" in the local dialect. This place was already known for being landslide prone.
That is creepy. And Chernobyl means black grass. Well the grass did not turn black after the explosion, but the collocation describes something unnatural.
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Old September 11th, 2014, 04:57 PM   #27498
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Old September 11th, 2014, 06:37 PM   #27499
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A mentally ill man was released from a psychiatric hospital and found a parking ticket on his car. He then went berserk and destroyed his own car with a sledgehammer.

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A mentally ill man is allowed to drive a car?
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