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hrhenry
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 Message 193 of 213
10 December 2010 at 5:02pm | IP Logged 
justberta wrote:
Comical is when a 20 year old native English speaker noob comes to this forum stating
that he will now study Russian, Mandarin and Spanish. Simultaneously.

Again, who cares?

If they succeed, great. If they fail, they'll come back and try to figure out why, if they're truly interested. They're only 20 years old. They have a full life ahead of them to try again.

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 Message 194 of 213
10 December 2010 at 5:03pm | IP Logged 
Word of the Day, December 10, 2010: Belligerent.

I can't understand why you're so deadset on cutting everyone down. People learn languages
in different ways. What works for one person may not work for the next. Does that really
need to be spelled out? I'm not sure I even fully grasp your objection here. Are you
actually claiming that learning ten, twenty, thirty words a day is impossible?
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justberta
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10 December 2010 at 5:39pm | IP Logged 
Indeed I am.
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Sierra
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 Message 196 of 213
10 December 2010 at 6:04pm | IP Logged 
An average high-school educated native English speaker knows more than 12,000 words. Your
English seems quite good; from what I've seen, you're probably at least at that level. So
have you learned one English word per day every day for the last 35 years? I wonder how
you managed to fit in learning any Indonesian, German, Spanish, or Russian words... or,
for that matter, Norwegian ones.

Does your one-word-per-day rule apply to learning native languages as well? That's just
patently false. If you accept that fact, then why is it impossible to learn more than one
word in a foreign language per day?

Are you trolling or what?
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justberta
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 Message 197 of 213
10 December 2010 at 8:10pm | IP Logged 
If I were a troll I would be living under a bridge in Norway. Am I an online
troll? Yes, perhaps, I am just a bit bored so I start discussions.
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 Message 198 of 213
10 December 2010 at 9:21pm | IP Logged 
justberta wrote:
... Yes, perhaps, I am just a bit bored so I start discussions.

Perhaps if you learned more than one word a day you wouldn't be so bored.

Just sayin'.

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 Message 199 of 213
10 December 2010 at 9:38pm | IP Logged 
Good idea!
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 Message 200 of 213
11 December 2010 at 3:00am | IP Logged 
justberta wrote:
My point is that 20 words per day aren't automatically retained simply by writing them
down and pronouncing them one time, you must still "learn" them again tomorrow.

You might find posts originated by Ardaschir (starting pg 1) and Linguamor (starting pg 9) interesting in this thread:
Super-fast
vocabulary learning Techniques

since they seem to agree with some of what you're saying.

Edited by leosmith on 11 December 2010 at 3:05am



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