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Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
« Reply #660 on: April 03, 2010, 05:01:17 am »

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Kerry, the message from Robert of ThisIsOz is wonderful. You can be proud, you're doing an awesome job here with this thread. You're spreading the message of love and acceptance from Oz across the world.


Robert, thank you for your kind message to BetterMost. Thank you also for allowing us to reproduce your images on our site. They're in good hands over here (;)), and we cherish them. What I said to Kerry is self-evidently true for you, too: you're spreading the important and beautiful message of love and acceptance. The world needs people like you.

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Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
« Reply #661 on: April 04, 2010, 02:42:56 am »

Does anyone recognise this language / translate?


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Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
« Reply #662 on: April 04, 2010, 02:46:37 am »

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Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
« Reply #663 on: April 04, 2010, 02:50:49 am »

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Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
« Reply #664 on: April 04, 2010, 10:59:53 am »
Does anyone recognise this language / translate?


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"You are what you are, not what others think you are."  Looks like Swedish.

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Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
« Reply #665 on: April 04, 2010, 12:40:56 pm »
"You are what you are, not what others think you are."  Looks like Swedish.


My version is almost identical: "You are what you are, not what others say (that) you are."

My guess is also Swedish. Possibly Danish. I bet our Scandinavian Brokies can help us out :).

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Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
« Reply #666 on: April 04, 2010, 01:45:26 pm »
It's Swedish allright


You are what you are, not what others say you are.


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Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
« Reply #667 on: April 04, 2010, 04:18:12 pm »
"You are what you are, not what others think you are."  Looks like Swedish.

Well done, Paul!!       (how did you translate it when you weren't even sure what language it was?)

And Chrissi too!!


My take on it would be: You are who you are, not what others say you are.

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Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
« Reply #668 on: April 05, 2010, 12:00:41 am »
Thanks for the translations everyone. Another beneficial aspect of the thisisoz  site has been to make me realise what a truly multicultural society Australia is. Australians share a close bond with Scandinavia in that Denmark's Crown Princess Mary is an Australian, married to Crown Prince Frederik, meaning Denmark's next Queen will be an Australian.  ;)   ;D

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary,_Crown_Princess_of_Denmark

After making last night's post, I had a closer look at the message and when I read it aloud, I felt I could (phonetically?) almost have a guess at what it said:

du ar = you are

den du ar = what you are

inte vad andra sager = not what others say

att du ar = that you are

Very like English.  :)



 
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Re: Celebrating Diversity & Challenging Homophobia
« Reply #669 on: April 05, 2010, 02:01:32 am »
Thanks for the translations everyone. Another beneficial aspect of the thisisoz  site has been to make me realise what a truly multicultural society Australia is. Australians share a close bond with Scandinavia in that Denmark's Crown Princess Mary is an Australian, married to Crown Prince Frederik, meaning Denmark's next Queen will be an Australian.  ;)   ;D

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary,_Crown_Princess_of_Denmark

After making last night's post, I had a closer look at the message and when I read it aloud, I felt I could (phonetically?) almost have a guess at what it said:

du ar = you are

den du ar = what you are

inte vad andra sager = not what others say

att du ar = that you are

Very like English.  :)



 

I think the Scandinavian languages (especially Danish) are close cousins to English, Kerry. I know Dutch is. In fact, Dutch is the closest language to English. Although Dutch is not Scandinavian. Also, Dutch and Danish are similar.

Yeah, you can almost see it and figure it out just by looking at it! :)

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