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Merry Christmas

Postby Jon Estes » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:40 pm

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Re: Merry Christmas

Postby William Thornton » Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:02 pm

Bah humbug! Whatever you wanted up didn't work.
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Re: Merry Christmas

Postby Jon Estes » Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:18 am

William Thornton wrote:Bah humbug! Whatever you wanted up didn't work.


Sorry - it was a 16 second Merry Christmas video I made from us to bl.com - wishing them a MC.

I use Viddyoze for small clips to promote things at church.

Will try and see if I can post on blogger and go from there.

TRY THIS ONE

https://javawithjon.blogspot.it/2017/12/merry-christmas.html
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Re: Merry Christmas

Postby Haruo » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:57 am

Yeah now it works!

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Re: Merry Christmas

Postby Jon Estes » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:15 am

Haruo wrote:Yeah now it works!

!عيد ميلاد مجيد


Posted your comment but not sure what it says. Thx for taking time to look.
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Re: Merry Christmas

Postby Haruo » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:57 am

One of the differences between us that I suspect has its roots someplace other than party politics (though I could be wrong) or theology: I cannot imagine living for years (let alone pastoring a church) in the Emirates without learning Arabic. At least well enough to know "Merry Christmas" when I see it. Do you think people who live in the US for years should learn English?
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Re: Merry Christmas

Postby Jon Estes » Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:58 pm

Haruo wrote:One of the differences between us that I suspect has its roots someplace other than party politics (though I could be wrong) or theology: I cannot imagine living for years (let alone pastoring a church) in the Emirates without learning Arabic. At least well enough to know "Merry Christmas" when I see it. Do you think people who live in the US for years should learn English?


Fair question. One of the reasons Arabic is not pushed to be learned is that... The main language is English (not the national language) but the language used by the masses.

With 98% of the nations in the UAE, speaking English for the church is best.

We do sponsor a Talagyu (sp?) church. I preach there every so often with an interpreter. These wonderful people are mostly labor camp men and women.
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Re: Merry Christmas

Postby Haruo » Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:53 pm

When you say "the masses" I assume you mean the foreigners who I hear constitute the majority of the population. What about the native population? Do most of them use English most of the time, too, or only when dealing with foreigners?
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Re: Merry Christmas

Postby Jon Estes » Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:20 pm

Haruo wrote:When you say "the masses" I assume you mean the foreigners who I hear constitute the majority of the population. What about the native population? Do most of them use English most of the time, too, or only when dealing with foreigners?


Less than 15% are Emirate.

When I deal directly with them, they speak English with me. They may prefer I don’t speak their language.
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Re: Merry Christmas

Postby Haruo » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:36 pm

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Haruo wrote:When you say "the masses" I assume you mean the foreigners who I hear constitute the majority of the population. What about the native population? Do most of them use English most of the time, too, or only when dealing with foreigners?


Less than 15% are Emirate.

When I deal directly with them, they speak English with me. They may prefer I don’t speak their language.
Quite possible and, to me, quite interesting.
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Re: Merry Christmas

Postby Jon Estes » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:01 am

Haruo wrote:
Jon Estes wrote:
Haruo wrote:When you say "the masses" I assume you mean the foreigners who I hear constitute the majority of the population. What about the native population? Do most of them use English most of the time, too, or only when dealing with foreigners?


Less than 15% are Emirate.

When I deal directly with them, they speak English with me. They may prefer I don’t speak their language.
Quite possible and, to me, quite interesting.


Another dynamic of the UAE is that a non-Emirate cannot become an Emirate. I respect their decision as a country to keep it Emirate.

Those coming to USA want to be American.

Big difference.

So to answer an earlier question - if you want to be a USA American - Speak English as one of your languages.
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Re: Merry Christmas

Postby Haruo » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:30 pm

Thanks, Jon. This sort of stuff is very interesting to me.

As would be an Arabic hymnal of a Protestant persuasion, with music. Do you know of such?
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