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84 [eighty-four]

Past tense 4

 


84 [ութանասունչորս]

անցյալ 4

 

 
to read
կարդալ
kardal
I read.
Ես կարդացել եմ:
Yes kardats’yel yem
I read the whole novel.
Ես ամբողջ վեպը կարդացել եմ:
Yes amboghj vepy kardats’yel yem
 
 
 
 
to understand
հասկանալ
haskanal
I understood.
Ես հասկացել եմ:
Yes haskats’yel yem
I understood the whole text.
Ես ամբոջ տեքստը հասկացել եմ:
Yes amboj tek’sty haskats’yel yem
 
 
 
 
to answer
պատասխանել
pataskhanel
I answered.
Ես պատասխանել եմ:
Yes pataskhanel yem
I answered all the questions.
Ես բոլոր հարցերին պատասխանել եմ:
Yes bolor harts’yerin pataskhanel yem
 
 
 
 
I know that – I knew that.
Ես դա գիտեմ- ես դա գիտեի:
Yes da gitem- yes da gitei
I write that – I wrote that.
Ես դա գրում եմ- ես դա գրել էի:
Yes da grum yem- yes da grel ei
I hear that – I heard that.
Ես դա լսում եմ- ես դա լսել էի:
Yes da lsum yem- yes da lsel ei
 
 
 
 
I’ll get it – I got it.
Ես դա բերում եմ- ես դա բերել էի:
Yes da berum yem- yes da berel ei
I’ll bring that – I brought that.
Ես դա տանում եմ- ես դա տարել էի:
Yes da tanum yem- yes da tarel ei
I’ll buy that – I bought that.
Ես դա գնում եմ- ես դա գնել էի:
Yes da gnum yem- yes da gnel ei
 
 
 
 
I expect that – I expected that.
Ես դրան սպասում եմ- ես դրան սպասում էի:
Yes dran spasum yem- yes dran spasum ei
I’ll explain that – I explained that.
Ես դա բացատրում եմ- ես դա բացատրել էի:
Yes da bats’atrum yem- yes da bats’atrel ei
I know that – I knew that.
Ես դա գիտեմ- ես դա գիտեի:
Yes da gitem- yes da gitei
 
 
 
 


Negative words aren't translated into the native language

When reading, multilinguals translate subconsciously into their native language. This happens automatically; that is, the readers do it without realizing. It could be said that the brain functions like a simultaneous translator. But it doesn't translate everything! One study has shown that the brain has a built-in filter. This filter decides what gets translated. And it appears that the filter ignores certain words. Negative words aren't translated into the native language. Researchers selected native speakers of Chinese for their experiment. All test subjects spoke English as their second language. The test subjects had to rate various English words. These words had different emotional content. There were positive, negative and neutral terms. While the test subjects read the words, their brains were examined. That is, the researchers measured the electrical brain activity. In doing so, they could see how the brain worked. Certain signals are generated during the translation of words. They indicate that the brain is active. However, the test subjects showed no activity with the negative words. Only the positive or neutral terms were translated. Researchers don't yet know why this is. Theoretically, the brain has to process all words the same. It could be, however, that the filter quickly examines each word. It is analyzed while still being read in the second language. If a word is negative, the memory is blocked. In other words, it can't think of the word in the native language. People can react very sensitively to words. Perhaps the brain wants to protect them from emotional shock…

Guess the language!

*****onian is the native language of around 2 million people. It is counted among the South Slavic languages. It is most closely related to Bulgarian. Speakers of both languages can communicate with each other easily. The two languages differ from each other more in their written forms. There have always been many different ethnic groups in *****onia. Naturally, this is also apparent in the vernacular. It has been influenced by numerous other languages.

The neighboring country of Serbia has especially influenced the *****onian language. The vocabulary contains many terms from Russian, Turkish, and English. Such linguistic variety does not exist in many countries. That is why it has been difficult for *****onian to establish itself as its own language. *****onian literature has especially suffered from this situation. *****onian is now considered an established standard language. For this reason, it is an important part of the *****onian identity.

 


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