Monday, January 09, 2006

And Victory To You Too

I wish I could speak Russian and Georgian. Most of the people in my gym speak one or the other or both, and since I've joined I've only picked up three Russian words: shto-"what", davai -"work" (as in stop blithering and start the set), and da svedanya-"good night". None in Georgian. Granted, language acquisition is not my priority during training sessions, but three words is just pathetic. So I decided to look up some basic Georgian phrases, and discovered that gamarjoba, the Georgian word for hello, is literally "victory". Contrast to Hebrew, where the word for hello, shalom, is literally "peace". I think the Georgians have something here. :-)

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