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Markobr (Markobr)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 - 8:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The smaller disaster happened which caused them some difficulties. Had the bigger disaster happened life would have been easier for them.
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Them = humans?

Is the small disaster a natural one? The big one?
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Them = humans? Yes.

Is the small disaster a natural one? Yes. The big one? Yes.
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Were the two disasters the same type? (i.e. 2 earthquakes) Did the big disaster happen elsewhere?
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Were the two disasters the same type? Yes. (i.e. 2 earthquakes) But no. Did the big disaster happen elsewhere? It did not happen (then) at all. It would have happened elsewhere for svv of elsewhere.
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Were the two disasters the same type? Yes. (i.e. 2 earthquakes) But no. Did the big disaster happen elsewhere? It did not happen (then) at all. It would have happened elsewhere for svv of elsewhere.
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Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 - 9:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the disaster a volcano? Tornado? Flood? Tsunami? Fire? Other?
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Was the disaster a volcano? This. Tornado? Flood? Tsunami? Fire? Other?
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Did this happen on [LTPF list of continents]? In [LTPF list of centuries]?
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Did this happen on [LTPF list of continents]? Europe. In [LTPF list of centuries]? 21st.
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Does this involve the volcano in Iceland which released ash all over Europe this past April?
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Eyjafjallajökull eruption relevant? Disruption to air travel? Bigger disaster = Katla eruption? They = people of Iceland? Air travelers? People of a country? People close to the volcano?
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Does this involve the volcano in Iceland which released ash all over Europe this past April? Yes.

Eyjafjallajökull eruption relevant? Yes. Disruption to air travel? Not directly relevant. Bigger disaster = Katla eruption? Yes. They = people of Iceland? No. Air travelers? No. People of a country? No. People close to the volcano? No.
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Has Katla erupted before? Shortly after Eyjafjallajökull? Are residents assuming Katla will erupt soon? And making preparations? That are making life harder?
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Has Katla erupted before? Well, Katla's last eruption was in 1918. Shortly after Eyjafjallajökull? Katla erupted a few years after Eyjafjallajökull more than once in history. This isn't really relevant though. Are residents assuming Katla will erupt soon? Yes for svv of soon, but not relevant. And making preparations? Irrelevant, "they" are not residents of Iceland. That are making life harder? see previous answer.
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Are "they" residents of Europe? A particular country? The U.S.?
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Are "they" residents of Europe? Some of them. A particular country? No. The U.S.? Some of them.
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Let me see if I've got this right so far:

The Eyjafjallajökull eruption this year caused some difficulties to some residents of the U.S. and Europe. Had Katla erupted, life would have been easier. However, air travel is not directly relevant.

Is this a good recap?
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Is this a good recap? Yes. "They" includes also residents of other continents, however.
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Are there residents involved from:

Africa?
Asia?
Antarctica?
Canada? (Yes, I know that's not a continent.)
South America?
Australia?
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Are there residents involved from:

Africa?
Asia?
Antarctica? No.
Canada? (Yes, I know that's not a continent.)
South America?
Australia?

Yes for all others.
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Weaher relevant? Manmade pollution? Volcano-made pollution? Ash? Lava? Travel? Do they have something special in common? If so, is is that they are (or aren't) something? Have/haven't something? Do/don't do something? Are they adult? Were they inconvenienced by the volcano? Would they have been inconvenienced by Katla?
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Weaher relevant? Noish. Manmade pollution? No. Volcano-made pollution? Noish. Ash? Noish. Lava? No. Travel? Noish. Do they have something special in common? Yes. If so, is is that they are (or aren't) something? Yes. Have/haven't something? No. Do/don't do something? Yes. Are they adult? Yes. Were they inconvenienced by the volcano? No, but... Would they have been inconvenienced by Katla? No. And no but.
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Do they share a particular profession?
Are they scientists?
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Do they share a particular profession? Yes.
Are they scientists? No.
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Do they sell a product?
Provide information?
Provide a service?
Government?
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Do they sell a product? No.
Provide information? Yes.
Provide a service? DOYD of service, see previous answer
Government? You can say that some of them work for a government.
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Are they news reporters?
Television news broadcasting?
Newspapers?
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Are they news reporters? Yes, and similar professions.
Television news broadcasting? Yes, part of them.
Newspapers? No.
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Are the reasons why it was difficult for them vs. why it would have made life easier the same or related?
Or are they two different reasons?
Was the news coverage made difficult because of the difficulty of travel?
Would their lives have been easier with the Katla eruption because it would have been bigger news?
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Are the reasons why it was difficult for them vs. why it would have made life easier the same or related? FA. Life would have been easier only because the Katla eruption wouldn't have caused the difficulties the Eyjafjallajökull eruption did.
Or are they two different reasons? see above
Was the news coverage made difficult because of the difficulty of travel? No or irrelevant.
Would their lives have been easier with the Katla eruption because it would have been bigger news? No.
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Right, that's what I was trying to get at with that first question (though I realize now what a bad phrasing it was).

Did it cause difficulty in getting the news coverage?
Technical difficulties?
Accessibility difficulties?

Are the physical differences between the two volcanoes relevant?
The differences in location?
In the way they erupt?

Is the difference in the way people would have reacted to the two eruptions relevant?
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Did it cause difficulty in getting the news coverage? No.
Technical difficulties? No.
Accessibility difficulties? No.

Are the physical differences between the two volcanoes relevant? No.
The differences in location? No.
In the way they erupt? No.

Is the difference in the way people would have reacted to the two eruptions relevant? No - except for svv of "react".
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Are the actions of what some set of people did after the eruption relevant?
Did they have difficulty getting viewers?
Is the fact that they had webcams covering the volcano relevant?
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Would it be easier simply because "Katla" is simpler to pronounce (and spell) than Eyjafjallajökull?
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Would it be easier simply because "Katla" is simpler to pronounce (and spell) than Eyjafjallajökull? Yes. You got it.

========== SPOILER ==========

After the recent eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, TV/radio journalists and news presenters around the world had one problem: how do you pronounce the name of the darn volcano - and how do you accomplish this in front of the camera without getting stuck? Well, Katla is bigger and an eruption probably would produce more ash (and possibly more disruption directly in Iceland) - but its name is easier to learn and pronounce.
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Nice! Naturally, I made a whole bunch of complicated assumptions, only to find the answer is much simpler than I thought.

By the way, how do you pronounce the name of that volcano?
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http://www.belleslettres.eu/video/eyjafjallajokull-sprechtraining.ogv

This is the pronunciation for learners. Real Icelanders will slur a lot so that it sounds more like in

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media:Eyjafjallaj%C3%B6kull.ogg

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