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Re: Where do you come from?
« Reply #180 on: August 18, 2005, 02:50:38 PM »
Hi Alixz,

Why do you want to read Dutch?

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« Reply #181 on: August 18, 2005, 05:36:01 PM »
Alixz,

Thanks for sharing the story on your grandparents. I like the way your grandfather called you liebchen. When people have from origin an other native language they often express themselves in that language when being angry or showing affection. Like my father- he's from Suriname- always scolded us or called us by our pet names in his own language, tho we speak normally Dutch.
Yes, Dutch and German sometimes sounds alike, so it's very easy to pic up.
As for the quote I don't know who wrote it, let's say anonymous.

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Re: Where do you come from?
« Reply #182 on: August 18, 2005, 06:26:31 PM »
I was born in Madeira Island - Portugal.  I am descendant from Moors.

I am new in this forum, which I enjoy very much.

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« Reply #183 on: August 18, 2005, 07:43:26 PM »
It's been a real pleasure looking over the posts on this thread.  This really is an international forum!

I'm of English, Irish and Slovak ancestry.  Originally from Fairfield, Connecticut -- been living in the Windy City for fifteen years now.  Also lived for three years in the little town of St. Leon, Germany (near Speyer).

My nearest connection to royalty is my Great Aunt Kitty who worked as a laundress in Buckingham Palace in the reign of George V.

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Re: Where do you come from?
« Reply #184 on: August 22, 2005, 11:20:34 PM »
 ;D Love that last paragraph of yours, RichC!

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Re: Where do you come from?
« Reply #185 on: August 23, 2005, 03:05:26 AM »
I am frome Norway, The only one i think.

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Re: Where do you come from?
« Reply #186 on: August 23, 2005, 03:51:07 PM »
I'm from Germany.

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Re: Where do you come from?
« Reply #187 on: August 23, 2005, 08:07:06 PM »
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;D Love that last paragraph of yours, RichC!



Thanks, Georgiy!  I'm definitely (and proudly) of "below-stairs" stock!

Welcome Julia.Montague!  When I was a child I lived in the town of St. Leon in what was then West Germany.

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Re: Where do you come from?
« Reply #188 on: August 31, 2005, 08:27:13 AM »
I'm new here and live in Cologne, Germany. Irish mother, German father.

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Re: Where do you come from?
« Reply #189 on: August 31, 2005, 08:42:54 AM »
Welcome Norechka - I see this is your very first posting.   I am sure you will find many things of interest in the Alexander Palace Discussion Forum.

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Re: Where do you come from?
« Reply #190 on: August 31, 2005, 09:02:43 AM »
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I'm new here and live in Cologne, Germany. Irish mother, German father.


Irish mother, you say? That's interesting - I'm Irish myself, you see.
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« Reply #191 on: August 31, 2005, 01:48:44 PM »
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Irish mother, you say? That's interesting - I'm Irish myself, you see.


Wow, I didn't know there even were any Irish Romanov lovers  :) My mother is from Mullingar originally. As a child, I spent lots of summers in Dublin with my grandmother.

Thanks for welcoming me. I have to confess I've been lurking here for a while but I thought I'd finally become official  ;)


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« Reply #192 on: August 31, 2005, 01:52:09 PM »
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Wow, I didn't know there even were any Irish Romanov lovers  :) My mother is from Mullingar originally. As a child, I spent lots of summers in Dublin with my grandmother.

Thanks for welcoming me. I have to confess I've been lurking here for a while but I thought I'd finally become official  ;)



I think I'm just about the only Irish royalist on these boards - or in the world!  ;D I come from Dublin.
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Re: Where do you come from?
« Reply #193 on: September 05, 2005, 05:42:53 PM »
I'm from Hertfordshire, England - just north of London.

I am half English, quarter Northern Irish, quarter French Portuguese Indian.



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Re: Where do you come from?
« Reply #194 on: September 05, 2005, 07:11:56 PM »
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I'm from Hertfordshire, England - just north of London.

I am half English, quarter Northern Irish, quarter French Portuguese Indian.


Portuguese Indian!!!? From Goa, Damao or Diu?
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