Monthly Archives: September 2010

Food and Stomach

I’ve been back in Tbilisi since Friday evening – that’s just about nine days now. Last weekend, I started having a little bit of stomach distress, on Saturday morning, after a big meal at a restaurant in town. Nothing major. … Continue reading

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Americans

Even when ranting about how much I hate subways, I have tried to keep my posts on this blog limited to things that will give people information about… well, about things other than me. Munich, Georgia, TLG, linguistics, the Tbilisi … Continue reading

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My first and last ride on the Georgia Metro

New rule: Neal will not ride the Metro in Tbilisi anymore. So, many of you who may be reading this haven’t known me for very long, but I have been struggling with the New York City public transit system for … Continue reading

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ჰო არა: “Yeah no” in Georgian

I’m sorry for two linguistics posts in a row, but I just couldn’t pass this one up. I’ve been an avid reader of Language Log for several years now – in fact, it’s one of the things that sparked my … Continue reading

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Some actual data on native Georgians producing English

So I managed to collect a few spoken and written examples of what I was talking about in this post.  I’ll start with “somehow.” I caught an example of this as our training director was explaining why some people were … Continue reading

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Tbilisi

Tbilisi – my new home city. I learned coming back here that Tbilisi is actually somewhat vast – it’s much, much bigger than I thought. When our group first arrived in Georgia, our training director Nino was very protective of … Continue reading

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ZOMG

Well, some very unexpected things have happened. The assignment in Tbilisi is basically far, far swankier than what I was thinking I’d be doing this year. I’ll be teaching at the Police Academy – teaching all kinds of police, from … Continue reading

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