Category Archives: In Other Languages

Presented in or using other languages than English

The Huliganovs do Bollywood!


Playout date: 6 May 2007
Duration: 6:43

It was the time when Richard Gere and Shilpa Shetty fell foul of the Indian authorities for a public kiss, so my wife and I decided to celebrate Bollywood with our very own version of “Dil Hai tumhaara”
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Huliganov sings Iglesias


Playout date: 5 May 2007
Duration: 6:48

Viktor Huliganov has a large loricariid heavy with eggs but with no males to mate with, hanging around his ear.
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Unrecommendation # 1 Amica dishwashers (Polish)


Playout date: 6 April 2007
Duration: 2:38

This is an unrecommendation video for Amica dishwashers, because we regretted the purchase of this, having had endless problems with it, 5 service calls in two years, often to no effect. Read the rest of this entry

Vlak Vlog


Playout date: 24 March 2007
Duration: 18:11

Riding back from Zabrze where my colleagues and I were consulting on the privatisation of the local football team, which used to belong to the council. Introducing the lawyer Margaret, who was my colleague for too short a time, despite being such a lovely and charming person. She refuses to sing her wonderful rendition , and then Huli starts a rant and ends up laughing and losing it on camera talking about people throwing their money on the lottery.

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RL102 5/2 – Basic Russian grammar lesson 5 part 2


Playout date: 23 March 2007
Duration: 10:53
Views at the time added to HTV: 13,865
Likes at the time added to HTV: 78
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 4
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 95.1%
Comments at time added: 4
Total interactions at time added: 86
Total interactions to views 0.6%
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – heavy use
Location: Jazdow office
Other people featured: None
Genre: Lesson
Music used: “You are always beautiful” by Red Army Choir
Languages used: English and Russian
Animals/plants featured: Ameca splendens in tank behind
Other remarks:

On finishing the lesson, which needed at that time to be divided into two as otherwise the subtitles got compressed and he technology wasn’t available to me yet to sort that out, we then have a joke as usual and a particular favorite song.

The text for those who are interested, is as follows:

“Зажглась заря вечерняя
Над речкой голубой,
Прохладен вечер северный,
А мне тепло с гобой-

Припев: Веселая и грустная,
Всегда ты хороша,
Как наша песня русская
Как русская душа!

С тобою годы долгие
Без горя проживешь,
С тобою, синеокая,
Нигде не пропадешь.

Припев:

Погоним скоро улицей
Мы свадебных коней.
Ты станешь в жизни спутницей
И песнею моей.

Припев:

Зажглась заря вечерняя
Над речкой голубой,
Прохладен вечер северный,
А мне тепло с тобой.

Припев: Веселая и грустная,
Всегда ты хороша,
Как наша песня русская,
Как русская душа.”
This is “You are always beautiful” and the original is sung by the legend Evgeniy Belyaev of the Red Army Choir, look out for his work on YouTube.

RL102 5/1 – Basic Russian grammar lesson 5 part 1


Playout date: 21 March 2007
Duration: 8:23
Views at the time added to HTV: 14,747
Likes at the time added to HTV: 77
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 1
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 98.7%
Comments at time added: 12
Total interactions at time added: 90
Total interactions to views 0.6%
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – heavy use
Location: Jazdow office
Other people featured: None
Genre: Lesson
Music used: None
Languages used: English and Russian
Animals/plants featured: Ameca splendens in tank behind
Other remarks:

Patronymics are the topic of this lesson, along with expressions using the infinitive.

Roll your “r”s now, baybee!


Playout date: 16 March 2007
Duration: 14:12
Views at the time added to HTV: 95,109
Likes at the time added to HTV: 552
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 26
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 95.5%
Comments at time added: 179
Total interactions at time added: 757
Total interactions to views 0.8%
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: None
Location: Home
Other people featured: Sophie
Genre: Linguistic Meandering
Music used: None
Languages used: English and a panorama of others
Animals/plants featured: Ameca in the background
Other remarks:

This is one of my most viewed and appreciated videos because, as I know from the ten percent of lepers who return, it has actually enabled people to crack getting a rolling r. It would appear that literally hundreds of people got the hang of it by listening to this explanation after failing with other explanations. The problem is, to put the tongue in the right place but the muscles of the tongue don’t get involved beyond placing the tongue where it will be a reed. The exhaling breath moves it then. It’s impossible to make the sound while breathing in, while French r can be made this way.

The video gives a dpdpdp techique to get the tongue in the right place, and after that talks about other values for “r” in a number of other languages, from Polish to Old English, Icelandic and Hungarian, as well as ideas for Latin practice.

Quote of the clip: “Just my Russian humour, we always like to joke about weapons, you know?”

Goethic Horror


Playout date: 10 March 2007
Duration: 10:44
Views at the time added to HTV: 294
Likes at the time added to HTV: 8
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 1
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 88.9%
Comments at time added: 0
Total interactions at time added: 9
Total interactions to views 3.1%
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: None
Location: Jazdów 8A, Warsaw
Other people featured: Christopher Chadwick
Genre: Friends
Music used: None
Languages used: English, German
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

Chris Chadwick work with me for a while, and we had fun sometimes with German poetry because he was a proper intellectual. Very clever and not always easy to get along with. He’s not in Poland now and we are all the poorer for it.

Goethe’s poems are the order of the day here, with Erlkoenig recited by Christopher and Wanderers Nachthemd recited by me, all the time contending with the vagaries of modern, as it was then, technology, which we identify as the biggest problem poetry has, in that you cannot get to the end of a poem without the internet crashing (this was 2007) or a phone going off.

Quote of the clip: “Praising Google is always a good idea on YouTube, because they, like, own it”.

Myfanwy


Playout date: 1 March 2007
Duration: 6:20
Views at the time added to HTV: 15,862
Likes at the time added to HTV: 76
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 6
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 92.7%
Comments at time added: 27
Total interactions at time added: 109
Total interactions to views 0.7%
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – medium use
Location: Jazdów 8A, Warsaw
Other people featured: None
Genre: Intro’d song
Music used: Myfanwy
Languages used: English, Welsh
Animals/plants featured: Ameca splendens in tank behind
Other remarks:

For several St David’s Days Huliganov became a Russian singing Welsh songs. This is the first of them, Myfanwy.

Early commentators made very encouraging remarks, one saying it made her father cry. I hope that was encouraging…

RL102-4 part 2


Playout date: 25 February 2007
Duration: 10:40
Views at the time added to HTV: 16,934
Likes at the time added to HTV: 107
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 1
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 99.1%
Comments at time added: 30
Total interactions at time added: 138
Total interactions to views 0.8%
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – medium use
Location: Home
Other people featured: Elena
Genre: Lesson
Music used: To ne veter vetku klonit
Languages used: Russian, English
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

Today’s lessons is about 1a verbs, adverbs and vocabulary building.

I am joined by my lovely wife looking suitably sad in the very sad Russian song “It’s not the wind that bends the bough”.

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