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Sat, 04/24/2010 - 11:20

Thanks for the help.  Don

Fri, 04/23/2010 - 20:43

Today I was looking at affogare and suffocare and trying to find the root and suffix(s).  Really frustrating with the dictionaries I have.  Anyone have a suggestion. Don

Sat, 03/13/2010 - 23:35

I feel your pain.  At 63 I was content being an American who speaks English with no second language.  All was well until I offered to trade some much needed dentistry to a 91 yr old retired Italian missionary.  I was not prepared for my first lesson.  Rigorous is an understatement.  I had intended to meet with him a few times and say that he had met his obligation to me and that, as they say, would be "that".  Not so with this old gentleman.  He intended to teach me word roots and read any language without a formal training in that language. After 5 years, I cannot speak Italian but I can read Italian, French, Spanish, German and I discovered Danish while watch the Danish subtitles on an in-flight movie dubbed in Danish.  I cannot read the news without looking for word roots.  I am hooked on the exciting world of etymology to the extent that it is like an opiate for my mind. I am not fluent but I am multi-lingual and YOU can be TOO.  Don't give up. Don

Thu, 09/17/2009 - 15:32

If you are happy in Italy, I think I would stop thinking about the economy and start thinking about whether he is worth going back to the UK.  Think about yourself and what is good for you.Don L.

Sun, 09/13/2009 - 10:21

I can get La Stampa on the internet but cannot open the videos.  Do you know what kind of driver or codex I need to do that?  I have tried the web Rai but still have not been able to get it to work.  Any suggestions would be helpful.Don L

Fri, 09/11/2009 - 23:51

I am not there (in the USA) but would like to work in Italy on a visa for 6 months out of the year.  If anyone knows the mechanism for getting a work visa as a dentist, let me know.ThanksDr L