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Old June 16th, 2009, 08:05 PM   #201
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It says that the blue letters sound the same as English. Clearly this person has never tried speaking English - we aren't phonic at all, with one letter/group of letters having many different pronounciations ('ough' having possibly 10 pronounciations, most other letters/groups having something around 2 or 3 ways to say it). Also, some of those 'sounds-the-same-as-English' letters produced strange sounds that, while I would associate with the letter, I don't think are one of the many ways to pronounce the letter in English. The purple letters often matched a English sound of the base letter, and sometimes a more common one than the blue base letter!

I think that the moral of the story is don't say "the letters sound the same as English". It's a big error! I have learnt some Malay/Indonesian (when in Indonesia), which is spelt phonetically with the Latin alphabet and I just had to think "it sounds like it would in Italian".
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Old June 16th, 2009, 09:07 PM   #202
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This site was created by some lawyer, so don't take everything written there too serious.
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Old June 16th, 2009, 09:17 PM   #203
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Lol at "L".

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Ń Ň Ñ Ņ NH seems to be the same basically (Polish, Czech, Spanish, Latvian, Portuguese)
Or "NJ" in Serbo-Croatian.

Thanks for the extensive report, Ripley. Too low speed limits for such good roads.
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Old June 16th, 2009, 10:17 PM   #204
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Great report, Ripley

The site you mentioned before http://miljons.com/en/ showed this bridge in Riga quite a lot when I last looked at it. Do you know why this is? I don't understand Latvian
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Old June 16th, 2009, 11:11 PM   #205
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Very nice report

When was the 800m bridge over Daugava river opened?
And what will be made in the 3rd stage after the bridge? Direct connection to A7?
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Old June 16th, 2009, 11:30 PM   #206
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Thanks again all!

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18th November, 2008.

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And what will be made in the 3rd stage after the bridge? Direct connection to A7?
Please, check this post: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=157

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Old June 16th, 2009, 11:41 PM   #207
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Gaujas street fly-over in Riga by Nomels

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Gaujas street flyover few days ago.

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Old June 27th, 2009, 02:49 PM   #208
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Indeed beatiful reports, RipleyLV!! Thanks for such hard job!! Maybe you could make some shots of roads to other cities all round the country?
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Old June 27th, 2009, 06:02 PM   #209
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Why do we (Latvians and Lithuanians) left sandy roadside building new roads or updating the old. I did not see such a thing anywhere in Europe
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Old June 27th, 2009, 06:15 PM   #210
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Is it pure sand or more solid rock?
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Old June 29th, 2009, 10:52 PM   #211
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It's more like a solid rock.
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Old June 29th, 2009, 10:56 PM   #212
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So it's not that unique at all. Only the color is different, we use darker rocks.
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Old June 29th, 2009, 11:05 PM   #213
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These are much safer:

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Old June 29th, 2009, 11:29 PM   #214
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Are they designed to stop the car very rapidly?

BTW: You have a problem... that's the solution! ?
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Old June 29th, 2009, 11:32 PM   #215
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No, they are semi-solid shoulders of 20 - 40 cm wide, which are meant to give a sturdy soil if a vehicle gets off the road. They're not designed to stop a car, but to avoid dangerous situations where a car might crash into a tree, or shoot back across the road. Overtime, they will fill with grass, so they look like a regular berm, but are safer.
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Old June 30th, 2009, 12:09 AM   #216
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New pedestrian bridge opened in Riga over A10 last week.
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Old June 30th, 2009, 08:36 PM   #217
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^ Thanks for the pic!! Really nice looking! But there are still plenty of places that need same pedestrian crossings!!
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Nice pedestrian crossing! How much do they cost?
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This one was for 1,3 mln euro

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^ Nice bridge! Pity it's not in Latvia.

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Around 700 000 EUR. Another one will be built not far from that one.
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