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Ilya-Mourometz
07-09-2004, 10:49 AM
Same as the Poll, that was a mistake. sorry'

Good day to all of you guy's (and ladies),

It's already mentioned that most of the screen shot's are american , so wich country's are in the game. Japan of course, but wich others. Australia, Britain? the Dutch east indies would be nice.

but the screen shot are really good (after the dissapointing CFS3) and I'm looking forward to fly with it.

Ilya Mourometz

a real Dutchman
and a great combat pilot

Ilya-Mourometz
07-09-2004, 10:49 AM
Same as the Poll, that was a mistake. sorry'

Good day to all of you guy's (and ladies),

It's already mentioned that most of the screen shot's are american , so wich country's are in the game. Japan of course, but wich others. Australia, Britain? the Dutch east indies would be nice.

but the screen shot are really good (after the dissapointing CFS3) and I'm looking forward to fly with it.

Ilya Mourometz

a real Dutchman
and a great combat pilot

Tater-SW-
07-09-2004, 10:54 AM
Since you appear to be experimenting with the spelling, it's "which" you're looking for. A "witch" is an old hag riding a broom or stirring a cauldron http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Dunno what "wich" is, though since it's a common ending to English towns (and a few in New England, where I grew up) it must mean something.

Cheers,

tater

Capt._Tenneal
07-09-2004, 11:23 AM
I'm quoting from part of the official write-up about Pacific Fighters in the UBI site :

Fly a variety of WWII fighters and bombers: Fly for the U.S., Japan, Great Britain, and Australia in famous fighters such as the F6F Hellcat, the deadly Japanese Zero, and the UK‚'s Supermarine Seafire. Flyable bombers such as the Aichi D3A1 Val, G4M2 Betty, SBD Dauntless, and A-20 Havoc are also included. Over 40 flyable aircraft models are available.

So aside from US and Japanese, Great Britain and Australia seem to be in. Just like you I'm still waiting on word about New Zealand, Dutch East Indies, China, etc. A complete aircraft list might come later in the year.

Ilya-Mourometz
07-09-2004, 12:42 PM
Sorry Tater-SW- for the incorroct I wanted to say Which, sorry
I'm only a Stupid DUTCHMAN http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/cry.gif

Ilya-Mourometz
07-09-2004, 12:43 PM
I'm really stupid I see. I did it again
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/cry.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/1072.gif

Penguin_PFF
07-09-2004, 01:08 PM
Oh, so you spelled it wrong. Don't worry, you're doing better than half of the English-speaking people on this board. Seriously.

(I can't complain about a guy from a country that gave us DJ TiŽsto and Armin van Buuren.)

necrobaron
07-09-2004, 01:33 PM
Don't worry Mourometz, you're not stupid. I'm trying to learn German, and I'm sure I'd make any native German speaker laugh at my spelling and comprehension of their words. Ich spreche deutsch nicht gute. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Learning a second language is not easy and English is a complex and difficult language to learn, so I hear. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

According to Ian Boys, so far the countries we're getting to fly with are: U.S.,U.K.,Australia,Holland,and Japan. It's a nice list, but like I've said before, I think it'd be cool to have New Zealand and possibly China included too.

"Not all who wander are lost."

Latico
07-09-2004, 07:06 PM
Hey guys, I do believe "wich" has something to do with "sand". Now what was it? hmmm...... I gotta go get something to eat.

I'm American and tried tackling German while in High School. I frustrated to **** out of my teacher. As far as pronouncing the German words, I sounded like a natural German born. But I couldn't put the right words together to make a porper sentence to save my butt. I just couldn't get the hang of the grammer.

Ich Dumfkoff. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

necrobaron
07-09-2004, 11:51 PM
Yeah, the grammar is hard for me too, but I think I'm slowly getting the hang of it. Ich bin ein auch dumpfbacke. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I think I wrote that right... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/53.gif

"Not all who wander are lost."

Snootles
07-11-2004, 11:36 PM
I just returned from a three-week German exchange trip. It was an ordeal, what with my allergies and being divorced from my software. But it was wonderful overall. It's very hard coming back and not being able to drink alcohol.

People say my German is good, and it worked well on the trip but there was one instance where I ran into trouble. I was buying some music and the cashier said, "Wollen Sie das versiegeln?" I had no idea what that word meant, no idea at all, so I just stood there and stared and said, "Nein, danke." That word haunts me still.

necrobaron
07-12-2004, 03:37 AM
Hmmm, I didn't know that word offhand, but I looked it up and apparently it means "to seal". Maybe the cashier was asking you if you wanted the music "sealed"? I'm not clear what they could mean, other than maybe having it wrapped in some fashion. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Germany sounds really cool and I'd love to go there sometime, but I don't feel I'm quite up to par with the language enough to speak to people sensibly. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Someday though..... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

"Not all who wander are lost."

Mort-Fauchante
07-12-2004, 05:14 AM
Hi,

it's always nice to meet people who are troubled by my native language. But don't worry, I am scared of some languages too (because they are damn difficult to learn).
So, about "versiegeln": yes, it's "to seal"; the guy wanted to know if you wanted a wrapper or transparent foil (a "seal") around your CD, in case you'd give it away as a gift. Then, if the receiver of the gift had not liked it, it would have been easy to prove that the CD has not been used, because it still would have been "versiegelt". Get it? But it's not nice to ask that a foreigner... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
I once ordered a "magpie" with sauce. I meant "meat pie", since a magpie is a bird and not readily available at fast-food restaurants...

Well, about the not represented nations: using the I-16 and the P-40, you could equip the Chinese, using different camo schemes. As for equipping the Kiwis, that schould be no problem, with all the American stuff coming with the game.

Cheers, best regards,

LFM

necrobaron
07-12-2004, 11:25 AM
Who knows? Maybe a magpie with sauce would be good!http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Yeah, if I went to any German speaking country right now, I'd probably be laughed at right out of the country. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

"Not all who wander are lost."

huggy87
07-12-2004, 06:27 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Snootles:
I just returned from a three-week German exchange trip. It was an ordeal, what with my allergies and being divorced from my software. But it was wonderful overall. It's very hard coming back and not being able to drink alcohol.

People say my German is good, and it worked well on the trip but there was one instance where I ran into trouble. I was buying some music and the cashier said, "Wollen Sie das _versiegeln_?" I had no idea what that word meant, no idea at all, so I just stood there and stared and said, "Nein, danke." That word haunts me still.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Did you go with the German American Partnership Program? Where did you go? I did it myself many moons ago and went to a town outside of Cologne.

heywooood
07-12-2004, 06:34 PM
mmmm magpie with suace IS good....much better than dry magpie IMHORFLAO.



http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/ac_32_1.jpg
"Check your guns"

Tater-SW-
07-12-2004, 06:38 PM
ilya, i was trying to be funny, not a flame, not even remotely.

I trekked in nepal for 3 weeks with a dutch couple and they could kick my butt in scrabble in any language we chose to play in, lol.

&lt;S&gt;

tater

heywooood
07-12-2004, 06:48 PM
I ran into the same couple in Tibet... the guys wife was so cute so I suggested we play Naked Twister instead... I happend to have an extra pair of buttless chaps (dont ask me why ' cause it was a long time ago) for her to wear... but wouldn't you know, they were champion Naked Twisterers from wayback... I was overmatched. that was it...that was the last time I ever challenged the Dutch to a contest of NT. They are absloute sorcerers at it you now know.



http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/ac_32_1.jpg
"Check your guns"

icrash
07-12-2004, 09:15 PM
Naked Twister http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif How much aspirin was needed after that? As for a second language, if you don't get to use it much, you forget a lot. I have had 2yrs of Spanish (college), and remember very little (except for where is the beer & bathroom). My parents don't speak it, & I never used it beyond the classroom. Grammar was strange because it was backwards from English and spelling was interesting too. Native speakers usually speak the language faster so it is harder for a second language speaker to catch everything the first time. I don't need to mention that words will turn up that you have never seen/heard before and a class will never cover everything, just basics. English as a second is a monster, with words that sound the same but are spelled & mean different things.People who speak it play hell with all the grammar stuff like verbs, nouns, etc. If people can understand you, don't sweat the small stuff.

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Bluedog72
07-13-2004, 08:49 PM
Just out of curiosity....how well is English understood in places like Germany, Holland, Spain etc?
Would a complete moron from Down Under who has trouble understanding his native tongue, let alone any other be able to make himself understood?
Or is a rudemantry knowledge of the local language pretty much a must have?
Would say... " Er...g'day, Ich bin ein..er Aussie mate, where ist das pub?" get me pointed in the right direction or merely pointed at?
Every foriegn person I have ever met could speak english, but then again, they were all here in Australia too.

I guess what I want to know is, is it considered rude and ignorant to ask a question of someone in the street using english? Or would most people be able to understand enough to help you out?

BTW, real glad we'll be getting Aussie and Dutch markings/aircraft, and really hoping we allso get New Zealand....I once knew a kiwi Corsair pilot, absolute nutter he was, like a 70 year old kid.

horseback
07-14-2004, 05:03 PM
Since this has turned into a languages thread, German and Dutch always sounded to me like I almost understood them, or at least should.

Icrash, your comments about Spanish reminded me of a visit to Spain a few years ago that made my Latino friends crack up: they told me that unlike English speakers, who think if they just speak slowly and put a vowel on the ends of all the words, they will be understood by the dumb foreigner, Spanish speakers think they're just not saying it fast enough.

cheers

horseback

"Here's your new Mustangs, boys. You can learn to fly'em on the way to the target. Cheers!" -LTCOL Don Blakeslee, 4th FG CO, February 27th, 1944

Zyzbot
07-14-2004, 05:11 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by necrobaron:
Hmmm, I didn't know that word offhand, but I looked it up and apparently it means "to seal". Maybe the cashier was asking you if you wanted the music "sealed"? I'm not clear what they could mean, other than maybe having it wrapped in some fashion. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Germany sounds really cool and I'd love to go there sometime, but I don't feel I'm quite up to par with the language enough to speak to people sensibly. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Someday though..... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

"Not all who wander are lost."<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Just guessing but sounds like the clerk was simply asking if "You want a bag for that?"

icrash
07-14-2004, 06:53 PM
Bluedog, I personally don't consider it rude to ask in English. What you may consider is asking the person in their language if they speak English. I'm in TX and I get quite a few people who start by asking in English if I speak Spanish. It is easier for them to converse in their native language. I remember some Spanish to understand them to some extent but I don't catch everything. Sometimes they start in English but use Spanish words when they can't remember or don't know the English translation. (refered to as Spanglish BTW). Context and gestures help a lot at that point. A friend did the same on his trips to Japan. He knew enough to get by without major problems, but would ask if they spoke English just to be sure they were actually talking about the same thing.
Horseback, a Hispanic friend went to Japan & had a culture clash of sorts. His "moment" was when he ordered "taco" thinking the Mexican version. What he got was octopus I think. He started getting somebody else to translate the menu or asked if an English one was available after that. Just shows its nice to know a native.

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