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I've recently seen a movie called The Gods Must Be Crazy. :smile: It's a movie, but it focuses on the life of bushmen. It's a great movie, I recommend it.

Total Posts: 2307 | Joined Aug. 2006 | Posted on: 2:25 am on Feb. 5, 2007 | Link to this post
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I've seen it and enjoyed it, too. *smile* It was particularly interesting because I was studying linguistics at the time when I got hold of the video, and my aural exam included making some of those clicking sounds as well as describing them à la "labio-dental fricative" blah blah blah blah...

I could NOT make one of the sounds indicated on the card during the aural. I tried... I tried... and then with tears in my eyes I said, "Would it be acceptable if I just DESCRIBED the sound phonetically?" The examiner luckily said yes... and I managed to ace the exam. But to this day I feel the humiliation of not being able to make some dreadful sound that resembled a goat getting ready to spit.

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Half-light, purblind streams where moonlight washes over trees / Lustred with a glow, as if from pearls upon the throat
Where the night's kiss lights upon her; rose's rhapsodies, / Warm as oils, imbue this bliss-fed hour with trembling note
"Where-? And who-?" Her breath's unspoken soul is light's perdue
That, hidden, seeks the unseen with a sigh… "Ah, L'inconnu!"

Total Posts: 1033 | Joined Sep. 2006 | Posted on: 3:29 am on Feb. 5, 2007 | Link to this post
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They do seem very hard to make for untrained throats. :smile:

But part of an exam, how interesting!

a goat getting ready to spit


:lol:

Total Posts: 2307 | Joined Aug. 2006 | Posted on: 5:25 am on Feb. 5, 2007 | Link to this post
 

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