>>"La palabra autóctona CUZCATLÁN significa "Tierra de Cosas Preciosas", era el nombre de la tierra salvadoreña en lengua Nahuathl antes de la conquista; posteriormente, y con la aceptación oficial de la lengua castellana, el nombre cambió a CUSCATLÁN, el cual es la palabra oficial hoy
Ahh, now I see. I thought it had something to do with that, but wasn't sure.
>><<Juan, yo no supe que acerca de tú.>> I almost fainted when I read the "tú". It should be "ti". (I don't want to criticize, just help).
Oops! I should've known better -- that's Spanish 101! Thanks for the correction, Xatufan.
The Murray is drying up!!! I hope the Darling River is OK...
Cuscatlán. It sounds like Nahuatl. Beautiful language, you know.
What's the idea behind the Australian river names? I'm lost.
3) Quite difficult English to catch
4) Juliana (a friend of mine who lives in Sydney) Lol
5) Beautiful landscapes
6) Beach, Sand and Surfers
7) The 2000 Olympic Games at Sydney
The Murray and the Darling are beautiful rivers. And the most weird thing about the Murray is that it doesn't form a delta (or at least it doesn't show up in my atlas...)
My cousin said that Australians pronounce "nice" as the US pronounciation of "noise". Is that true?
I vote for CUZCATLAN as the official name immediately since being the only country in the world named after Jesus Christ must be far too much to bear (El Salvador= Our Saviour).
Oh dear.!....I admit ignorance now. I have never heard of Cuscatlan! Well, thanks to this forum I have now.
Australia..fascinating country..a Continent, in fact...all that empty space..I love films about it. I saw a TV documentary on Steve Irwin..he is totally insane! He was lying on the ground while he allowed the world's most venomous snake (the fierce snake of Queensland) to come right up close to his face. My blood froze. Australia has so many lethal snakes and spiders but I guess you learn to live with them. I've seen adders (vipers) in Perthshire, Scotland...the UK's only venomous snake.
Maybe the Murray River is drying up due to global climate change.
No way. The accent of the non-cultivated aussie speakers is a bit screechy but that doesn't mean they pronounce like that. It is just that US Americans are taken aback by such a distinct accent (from theirs anyway or any other they've come across) and it takes a while for their ears to decipher it and get accostumed to.
Since I'm a bilingual Catalan and Australian speaker since my earliest childhood I agree with Juan and no, Xatufan, we don't pronounce "nice" as "noise" and a "nice noise" can be one beautitul sound but two distinctly pronounced words. Anyway, to call somebody's accent "a bit screechy" only means that it can be an offence on both sides.
thanx so much, you really helped me with my school work thank you. And I was very confused about what other guys think of us (Australia) so thank again. and let me tel you that the Murray River isn't drying out. LOL thanks and hope to hear from you again soon. where you from?
thanx too mate you helped me too thanks a million
you said (My cousin said that Australians pronounce "nice" as the US pronounciation of "noise". Is that true? ) I don't quite think it's true.lol
Steve irwin is a bit insane isn't he.lol
I read in the news that S. Irwin fed a crocodile with his baby in his arms. I don't know if the baby fell and the crocodile ate him (those things don't show up in a newspaper!), but hey, he was a bit insane for a while, like all of us!
There's a rule in this forum that says that no-one would help with one's homework, but you, Toxic, you've proved that it is wrong.
<<must be far too much to bear (El Salvador= Our Saviour).>>
You won't believe this story. When I was about 12 years old, I met a Chilean boy of about the same age. We where in a church meeting for young kids, and one of the things he enquired about was that if Jesus was born in "El Salvador". Everybody in the room burst out laughing when they heard this.