4 March 2013 Chat Log

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4 March 2013 Chat Log

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(2013-03-04 08:13:34 GMT) Zara: Buon giorno. :)
(2013-03-04 08:14:06 GMT) Guest 1: Oh! Ciao!
(2013-03-04 08:14:24 GMT) Zara: Hello, dear one.
(2013-03-04 08:14:48 GMT) Guest 1: You are brave! This is a long paragraph, and complicated!
(2013-03-04 08:15:14 GMT) Zara: That's me. You are brave to analyze and correct it!
(2013-03-04 08:15:25 GMT) Guest 1: Oh, no, it's a pleasure!
(2013-03-04 08:16:06 GMT) Zara: I confess this one took me a couple days to put together.
(2013-03-04 08:16:30 GMT) Guest 1: I bet!
(2013-03-04 08:16:57 GMT) Guest 1: But it's lovely. I am amazed that you are a beginner, and I am enjoying the story!
(2013-03-04 08:17:51 GMT) Zara: Oh, good! You gave me a lovely challenge.
(2013-03-04 08:21:53 GMT) Guest 1: Done! Brava!
(2013-03-04 08:22:17 GMT) Zara: Wow. And thank you.
(2013-03-04 08:22:41 GMT) Guest 1: How are you, dear? I see you are enjoying your forum conversations with Pat!
(2013-03-04 08:23:44 GMT) Zara: Heavens, she's what my mother would call a go-getter! I am well. We are finally seeing the sun here, every other day. Spring is coming.
(2013-03-04 08:24:03 GMT) Guest 1: What's a go-better?
(2013-03-04 08:24:31 GMT) Zara: A person with a lot of energy who pursues goals with enthusiasm. :)
(2013-03-04 08:24:50 GMT) Guest 1: Definitely.
(2013-03-04 08:25:06 GMT) Guest 1: You said that you are more familiar with the forum tool than the mailing lists?
(2013-03-04 08:25:48 GMT) Zara: Yes. Forum systems were my first experience of the internet back in the 1990s.
(2013-03-04 08:27:57 GMT) Guest 1: Instead for me it was the mailing lists, but I'm thinking that the forum has very interesting features. It's tidier, it has the thread conveniently displayed... It's only that those I have seen so far are full of one line comments and lots of images. I suppose it's a matter of who is using them.
(2013-03-04 08:29:10 GMT) Zara: Yes, I think that is the case. We seem to like the writing and the smiley faces more than the one-liner style of conversation.
(2013-03-04 08:29:35 GMT) Zara: Are you home, my friend?
(2013-03-04 08:31:13 GMT) Guest 1: Yes. This morning I am. This PM I'll be away, and then, starting tomorrow, for three months I'll be away in the mornings, except Monday, when I'll be away in the PM. It's the new job I mentioned, interesting and much needed, but... away.
(2013-03-04 08:32:00 GMT) Zara: Ah. You will be busy. As you mentioned in the email.
(2013-03-04 08:33:05 GMT) Guest 1: Actually, I'll have two hours of a train ride every day, so I'll have time to play with my computer, but no connectoni, until late afternoon.
(2013-03-04 08:34:05 GMT) Zara: That can be a good time for thinking and writing, if you have a good seat.
(2013-03-04 08:35:13 GMT) Guest 1: Definitely. I am excited, as it's a brand new way of... living my everyday life. I love my current everyday life, but it's challenge and a change. I feel good.
(2013-03-04 08:35:31 GMT) Guest 1: Do you have questions about my corrections?
(2013-03-04 08:35:36 GMT) Zara: Then I am happy for you.
(2013-03-04 08:35:46 GMT) Guest 1: <smile>
(2013-03-04 08:36:13 GMT) Zara: Can you tell me what "con cura" means?
(2013-03-04 08:36:32 GMT) Guest 1: <smile> Carefully. With care.
(2013-03-04 08:36:58 GMT) Guest 1: You wrote "with attention"
(2013-03-04 08:37:19 GMT) Zara: Excellent. As I recall, I simply could not puzzle out which form to give stringevano.
(2013-03-04 08:37:48 GMT) Zara: "Stringevano con cura la tazza" looks cleaner to my eye.
(2013-03-04 08:39:05 GMT) Guest 1: yes. Attention = attenzione - can become "attentamente", as "attento" is an adjectivee, and the adverb is made with the adjective, in the female form, + mente. But
(2013-03-04 08:39:34 GMT) Guest 1: Cura is not an adjective, it's a noun, and it's not possible to make an adverbe out of it.
(2013-03-04 08:40:17 GMT) Guest 1: what's the English way to say "attento", by the way?
(2013-03-04 08:41:14 GMT) Zara: I think it is "attentively," or
(2013-03-04 08:41:34 GMT) Zara: She is paying attention to how she moves her hands.
(2013-03-04 08:42:47 GMT) Guest 1: Yes. In Italian, we don't have a direct translation of "carefully", as "attentamente" has the flavor of "attention" rather than "care".
(2013-03-04 08:43:08 GMT) Zara: Good to know.
(2013-03-04 08:43:45 GMT) Zara: One more big question in my mind: "Lievi," not "minori," yes?
(2013-03-04 08:44:24 GMT) Guest 1: It's just because we don't use much "minore", not in the way you do.
(2013-03-04 08:45:18 GMT) Guest 1: And reversely, we don't use much "major" either.
(2013-03-04 08:45:34 GMT) Zara: Again. Good to know. It's so funny about my reference books. I can read the words and rules in them, but the language is not alive until I try to crate my own paragraph.
(2013-03-04 08:45:48 GMT) Guest 1: oh, I can relate!
(2013-03-04 08:47:40 GMT) Guest 1: Sometime along the line, it happened that it's not the grammar any more that helps me, but the much reading, so that things do not sound right. I am far from perfect, but I rely on it a lot. Sometimes, I know that a certain word fit, without knowing what that certain word exactly means.
(2013-03-04 08:54:18 GMT) Zara: So sorry. My internet dropped me for a moment.
(2013-03-04 08:54:39 GMT) Guest 1: I can relate about this as well!
(2013-03-04 08:54:50 GMT) Zara: <laughs>
(2013-03-04 08:55:47 GMT) Zara: Yes, I am looking forward to starting on the Hambly translation. I wandered through the Italian Winterfest words, but a long story is going to be helpful.
(2013-03-04 08:58:27 GMT) Guest 1: You asked me about Madeleine Delbrel. I translated a couple of books of hers from French into Italian. I'm going to send you the brief article where she says the words I quoted. If you can read it without problems, I can send more. She was living in a very diehard communist environment, and that sentence was prompted by her atheist friends. She meant: if you lost your faith, it means that some Christian did not help you.
(2013-03-04 08:59:17 GMT) Zara: Oh, please do send it. That would be great!
(2013-03-04 08:59:43 GMT) Guest 1: I love her. She and Etty Hillesum are my role models.
(2013-03-04 08:59:59 GMT) Zara: Etty Hillesum I don't know.
(2013-03-04 09:00:18 GMT) Guest 1: A great woman.
(2013-03-04 09:00:39 GMT) Zara: I shall look up information about her.
(2013-03-04 09:00:51 GMT) Guest 1: I think you'll enjoy it.
(2013-03-04 09:02:11 GMT) Zara: I do seem to enjoy all of the recommendations you offer. <smiles>
(2013-03-04 09:02:44 GMT) Guest 1: You have an open heart and mind.
(2013-03-04 09:03:12 GMT) Guest 1: oh - speaking of recommendations. I have launched the April 12 celebration challenge on BatBland.
(2013-03-04 09:03:37 GMT) Zara: I saw the picture. I've been watching for links.
(2013-03-04 09:03:55 GMT) Guest 1: They are up now, last thing I did before going to bed last night.
(2013-03-04 09:05:14 GMT) Zara: Are there instructions there for contributions?
(2013-03-04 09:05:39 GMT) Guest 1: yes. "inspiring" clues.
(2013-03-04 09:05:48 GMT) Zara: Candle and rose.
(2013-03-04 09:07:06 GMT) Guest 1: no, that's only decoration. Take a look, please. If it's not clear enough, if it's confusing, please tell me.
(2013-03-04 09:09:54 GMT) Zara: Hmm. I can see the image. But that is all. Am I mising a secret link?
(2013-03-04 09:11:05 GMT) Guest 1: F5 to c
lean cache, perhaps? Go to the BatBland home page, I put an image with the link there.
(2013-03-04 09:12:54 GMT) Zara: <sigh> That is always my problem. Tank you!
(2013-03-04 09:13:05 GMT) Zara: Um, *thank* you.
(2013-03-04 09:13:45 GMT) Guest 1: It's also my, and everyone's problem. I am wondering if/how to remind it to theBatBland visitors.
(2013-03-04 09:15:43 GMT) Zara: There, I'm not sure. But that April 12 photo is very pretty!
(2013-03-04 09:16:25 GMT) Guest 1: I was excited when I noticed that it was taken on April 12, in central park!
(2013-03-04 09:16:49 GMT) Zara: A special image for a special day.
(2013-03-04 09:17:59 GMT) Guest 1: That's pretty lame an inspiration, but I hope that the date will sparkle some nice plot ideas.
(2013-03-04 09:18:34 GMT) Zara: I have great fun with dates andn timelines.
(2013-03-04 09:18:42 GMT) Guest 1: I won't tell you what date it is, of course, I'll let you hunt for it.
(2013-03-04 09:19:32 GMT) Zara: Let's see...a concert in the park, perhaps?
(2013-03-04 09:19:43 GMT) Guest 1: he he he...
(2013-03-04 09:20:09 GMT) Zara: You know, I was less than 13 months old that day...
(2013-03-04 09:21:37 GMT) Guest 1: Yes, definitely *you* can't remember, but perhaps Vincent and Catherine do.
(2013-03-04 09:22:08 GMT) Zara: Fun, fun, all around.
(2013-03-04 09:23:14 GMT) Zara: Oooh. A benefit concert, too! And the popular songs.
(2013-03-04 09:23:33 GMT) Guest 1: <smiile>
(2013-03-04 09:24:35 GMT) Zara: Yup, ideas are sparkling.
(2013-03-04 09:24:47 GMT) Zara: Poor Central Park in the 1970s.
(2013-03-04 09:25:50 GMT) Guest 1: I have been dreaming about that for a long time. I hope to read some of what I dreamed - giggle.
(2013-03-04 09:26:27 GMT) Zara: There is a touch of mischief in you too, my friend.
(2013-03-04 09:28:23 GMT) Guest 1: A *little* touch.
Ok, I have done also my Lucy homework. Little thing, but I have to do some home chores before going. I leave the chat on, but I'm not in front of the screen
(2013-03-04 09:28:56 GMT) Zara: That is well. Enjoy your day. I'm off to try to sleep.
(2013-03-04 09:29:10 GMT) Guest 1: Thank you for being "there", my friend. Sweet dreams.
(2013-03-04 09:29:19 GMT) Zara: <hugs>
(2013-03-04 09:29:24 GMT) Guest 1: ciao,

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