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  1. Sam Browning is offline

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    http://www.naming-schemes.org/~chard...n/na-13164.pdf

    Chuck got Cluggston's military records, he spend approximately a year in service and took only a couple of short basic language courses. Does anyone know how to interpret these records?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel Browning View Post
    http://www.naming-schemes.org/~chard...n/na-13164.pdf

    Chuck got Cluggston's military records, he spend approximately a year in service and took only a couple of short basic language courses. Does anyone know how to interpret these records?
    I can comment on this.

    Looks like he went to Ft. Sill for Basic (based on his point of entry, but it could have been Leonard Wood, the entry's very blurry). From there he went to DLI, looks like he rocked out of Arabic, rolled back into Thai and from there was discharged. Doesn't seem to say why. What's been put out about his discharge?

    Caveat: My inital MOS was 98G, so this was similar to the start of my career path. I've been in since '94, and am currently an MI Warrant Officer (and two-time graduate of DLI, yay me).

    Edit: Yeah, looks like D Co., 4-10 IN, Fort Leonard Wood, MO. I was D Co., 2-10.
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    So did he fail out of Arabic? Or is that a conclusion still unsupported by the evidence?

    I'm also curious if he could realistically claim proficiency in either of these two languages based on his time in these courses.
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    Just based on the timeline. He spent 18 days in Arabic, looks like. That's something like a 64-week course. Probably couldn't adjust to the class/language and was rolled into an oncoming Thai class. He spent nearly 3 months in Thai and then was chaptered. The docs don't state why. Could've rocked out, could've been a medical drop. Can't tell.
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    I wonder if the Thai class was supposed to be three months long, or he left that one early as well?
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    No. Thai is a 47 week course to the best of my knowledge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pst View Post
    "Comhrac Bas"- if I'm spelling that right. Is either Scots Gaelic or Irish for "Fight to the Death". I may not have that right. I have a feeling that it is also from a dictionary and not a correct translation as he may be using it.
    Minor point, I know, but there was a language element to this thread. Someone who knows this better than I do please add something.

    If its Irish he's using, then "comhrac" is basically combat, but it would have different connotations depending on the use. "bás" means death (he's missing the fada over the "a"), given how Irish is spoken, i suppose a direct translation would be death combat or death fighting, but it would have no real significance as a phrase, as far as I know, in Ireland
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    It's about right, Gaeilge is a crude language it's grammar is primitive and unwieldy compared to modern languages. The bigger question is why would a Roman martial arts have an Irish name?
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    hey Odacon, your not by any chance a gaelgoir are you, I couldn't come up with a better translation, might ask one of the Irish teachers in school tomorrow.
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    Sorry, I'd learn Latin or Sumerian before I'd learn Irish.
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