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Small Talk 1

 


20 [тIокIы]

ЗэдэгущыIэгъу кIэкI 1

 

 
Make yourself comfortable!
Зижъугъэгупсэфыхь!
Zizhugjegupsjefyh'!
Please, feel right at home!
Шъуадэжь фэдэу къызыщыжъугъэхъу!
Shuadjezh' fjedjeu kyzyshhyzhugjehu!
What would you like to drink?
Сыда узэшъонэу уикIасэр?
Syda uzjeshonjeu uikIasjer?
 
 
 
 
Do you like music?
Музыкэр уикIаса?
Muzykjer uikIasa?
I like classical music.
Сэ классикэ музыкэр сикIас.
Sje klassikje muzykjer sikIas.
These are my CD’s.
Сикомпакт-дискхэр моу щыIэх.
Sikompakt-diskhjer mou shhyIjeh.
 
 
 
 
Do you play a musical instrument?
Музыкэ Iэмэ-псымэ горэм къеогъаIуа?
Muzykje Ijemje-psymje gorjem keogaIua?
This is my guitar.
Мыр сэ сигитар.
Myr sje sigitar.
Do you like to sing?
Орэд къэпIоныр уикIаса?
Orjed kjepIonyr uikIasa?
 
 
 
 
Do you have children?
Сабыйхэр уиIэха?
Sabyjhjer uiIjeha?
Do you have a dog?
Хьэ уиIа?
H'je uiIa?
Do you have a cat?
Чэтыу уиIа?
Chjetyu uiIa?
 
 
 
 
These are my books.
Мыхэр ситхылъых.
Myhjer sithylyh.
I am currently reading this book.
Джыдэдэм мы тхылъым седжэ.
Dzhydjedjem my thylym sedzhje.
What do you like to read?
Сыд узэджэнэу уикIасэр?
Syd uzjedzhjenjeu uikIasjer?
 
 
 
 
Do you like to go to concerts?
Концертым укIоныр уикIаса?
Koncertym ukIonyr uikIasa?
Do you like to go to the theatre / theater (am.)?
Театрэм укIоныр уикIаса?
Teatrjem ukIonyr uikIasa?
Do you like to go to the opera?
Оперэм укIоныр уикIаса?
Operjem ukIonyr uikIasa?
 
 
 
 
 

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Mother language? Father language!

As a child, from whom did you learn your language? For sure you'll say: From mother! Most people in the world think that. The term "mother language" exists in almost all nations. The English as well as the Chinese are familiar with it. Perhaps because mothers spend more time with the children. But recent studies have come to different results. They show that our language is mostly the language of our fathers. Researchers examined genetic material and languages of mixed tribes. In such tribes, the parents came from different cultures. These tribes originated thousands of years ago. Large migratory movements were the reason for this. The genetic material of these mixed tribes was genetically analyzed. Then it was compared to the language of the tribe. Most tribes speak the language of their male ancestors. That means, the language of the country comes from the Y chromosome. So men brought their language with them to foreign lands. And the women there then adopted the new language of the men. But even today, fathers have a great deal of influence on our language. Because when learning, babies are oriented toward the language of their father. Fathers speak considerably less with their children. The male sentence structure is also simpler than that of the female. As a result, the language of the father is better suited for babies. It doesn't overwhelm them and is easier to learn as a result. That is why children prefer to imitate "Dad" when speaking rather than "Mum". Later, the mother's vocabulary shapes the child's language. In this way, mothers influence our language as well as fathers. So it should be called parental language!

 


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