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Polish Prepositions, part 1 Posted by on Oct 31, 2008

A while back Gary sent me an email, which for the life of me I can’t find anywhere now – my mailbox self-destructed earlier this week and all my messages disappeared into the bottomless internet pit. But that’s not what we’re going to talk about today. Gary asked for a post about prepositions, and when…

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Unfortunate Polish Menu Translations Posted by on Oct 28, 2008

Though I am no longer in Gdańsk, I will keep writing about it until either I run out of things to say, or you, my dear readers – get bored. I didn’t go to Hel this time, but no worries, I’m returning to Poland in about three weeks to pick up my ID card (dowód…

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Reporting From Gdańsk, part 2 Posted by on Oct 25, 2008

I feel terribly uncouth and totally under-dressed. These women here walk on cobblestones in heels. HIGH heels. And then there’s me with my sensible walking shoes (read: hiking boots). I can’t walk in heels even on a regular smooth sidewalk, and just imagining the ordeal of walking on cobblestones gives me instant foot and back…

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Reporting From Gdańsk Posted by on Oct 22, 2008

Al from the Polish-American Genealogy blog, which by the way is a great resource for anyone interested in tracing their Polish roots, tagged me with the 10 Years Ago tag… I’m not much for blog tags and normally ignore them, but how could I say “no” to a fellow Kashub (“Kaszub” in Polish)? I couldn’t…

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Polish Verbs of Motion, Part 2 Posted by on Oct 19, 2008

Today’s post is inspired by Pinolona’s comment and her plea for help. Help with what? Polish verbs, of course. She pointed out that both “iść” and “chodzić” are imperfective verbs, but since I suspect that to most people the word “imperfective” means about as much as “lähteitä tai viitteitä” to me (hint – not much…

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Polish Verbs of Motion Posted by on Oct 16, 2008

Polish verbs make me cry. And I don’t mean the tears of joy here, that’s for sure. I’ve never thought about just how evil they can be until recently. I was working on a project, which demanded expert knowledge of verbs, Polish verbs, naturally, and that was a real eye-opener for me. I’ve never realized…

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I Have a Cold – in Polish! Posted by on Oct 12, 2008

I have a cold. Or worse than a cold. It’s one of those evil afflictions that bangs your head sideways and removes it from the head hinges. I’ve been like that for a week now, and I suspect that by now I have a vicious case of flu. No, I didn’t see a doctor, because…

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