Prez wrote on May 20, 2023, 04:57:
I'm thinking that said "Have a good evening" ?
I don't know what language though. It's been a long time since I took Latin
I've been trying to learn the Ukrainian alphabet. It's only now that I realize that there are 33 letters, with 10 vowels, and a lot of them have no English equivalent. AND Ukrainian can be typed using their English equivalents mostly but also have an even more complicated Cyrillic way of writing that I need to download a special Slavic keyboard format for. Ummm, is it too late to admit I'm too dumb to do this? 😁
On the plus side learning Ukrainian makes it very easy to communicate in Russian as well, so as soon as this heinous invasion ends I can visit Russia like I've always wanted to.
In English, it says "And a good evening to you". But it's not Latin, it's Irish Gaelic. Latin would be "Et bonum vesperum ad vos". At least I think it would be. It has been decades since I used Latin.
I don't think you're too dumb. Learning a language that does not have at least some roots in Latin is generally difficult since you have no common framework to hook on to for internal transliteration. The heavy hand of my grandfather upside the back of my head helped me learn Irish Gaelic more than anything else.
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