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yuhakko
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 Message 3233 of 3740
26 January 2014 at 7:28pm | IP Logged 
When you were busy with birthdays for the whole weekend and the first thing you do when
you're finally alone is come to HTLAL
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Indíritheach
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 Message 3234 of 3740
26 January 2014 at 8:53pm | IP Logged 
FuroraCeltica wrote:
You plan a vacation somewhere, then postpone it until you can speak the local language "to basic fluency"


Phew...I thought I was the only person who did this! Even my daughter says "Daddy, you don't have to speak perfect X to travel there..."
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Henkkles
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 Message 3235 of 3740
26 January 2014 at 10:01pm | IP Logged 
When suddenly you feel odd for people talking about not even wanting to learn ten languages when your own goal is to get there before your 30th birthday...
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Indíritheach
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 Message 3236 of 3740
26 January 2014 at 10:16pm | IP Logged 
Henkkles wrote:
When suddenly you feel odd for people talking about not even wanting to learn ten languages when your own goal is to get there before your 30th birthday...


Hmm...my own 30th is coming up in 8 months, and my goal is to have at least Spanish, French, and Irish up to a decent level.

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Cristianoo
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27 January 2014 at 5:34pm | IP Logged 
When your wife is looking at a shoes store and you are looking to the otherside at a
bookstore wondering if they sell russian dictionaries
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Serpent
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 Message 3238 of 3740
28 January 2014 at 7:46am | IP Logged 
Your project is awesome but please start a separate thread for it.

I filled it out for Belarusian and Esperanto, does Latin count? What about toki pona? (there are no native speakers but there are fluent ones)

I'm quite picky when it comes to resources, btw. Some examples of things I'd use:
-GLOSS
-lyricstraining
-Destinos/French in action*
-animated resources about the phonetics
-books like "______ for doctors" - I'm not a doctor but I'm interested in medicine, and some books even teach you from scratch
-in general, materials that teach you something apart from the language itself (I, however, think that while teaching TL culture seems neat, you need some "junk food" or at least "chocolate" first).

*I'm not learning French but based on what I've read here I think I would love the equivalent of "French in action" for a different language.

I also need good music, audiobooks, fantasy stories and preferably an opportunity to watch football (soccer) in that language. Despite being more successful, Esperanto failed at all of the above for me.

Edited by Serpent on 28 January 2014 at 7:55am

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Cavesa
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 Message 3239 of 3740
29 January 2014 at 3:01pm | IP Logged 
When you're exceptionally excited to see a piece of graffiti in the city center (Prague) because it's in Japanese.

If I remember correctly, it was this: 大田

By wictionary, it might mean something like "big field". Is it possible?
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Josquin
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 Message 3240 of 3740
29 January 2014 at 3:22pm | IP Logged 
The single characters mean "big" and "rice field", that's right. As a compound, however, these kanji/hanzi/hanja are the name of the Korean city of Daejeon.

EDIT: Wikipedia tells us that the Japanese town of Ooda is written with the same characters as well.

Edited by Josquin on 29 January 2014 at 3:33pm



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