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Serpent
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 Message 3233 of 3735
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 3234 of 3735
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 3235 of 3735
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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Einarr
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 Message 3236 of 3735
29 January 2014 at 8:05pm | IP Logged 
When this game fixes your mood.
The great language game
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Mooby
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 Message 3237 of 3735
30 January 2014 at 12:03am | IP Logged 
When you play 'The great language game', intending to have 5 minutes of fun, but 30 minutes later you find yourself searching the internet for details about the Javanese language.
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 Message 3238 of 3735
02 February 2014 at 7:02pm | IP Logged 
When one page of your travel pad has scribblings in three different scripts, and you know one is an alphabet, another is an abjad and the third one is an abugida.
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04 February 2014 at 7:08pm | IP Logged 
When you laugh at this, but secretly wish to have one :))))


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Mooby
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 Message 3240 of 3735
13 February 2014 at 11:12am | IP Logged 
When you visit the bathroom at a friend's house and, at the risk of concerning your host at your long absence, find yourself examining noun declensions on a foreign bottle of hand lotion.


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