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daegga
Tetraglot
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Austria
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Speaks: German*, EnglishC2, Swedish, Norwegian
Studies: Danish, French, Finnish, Icelandic

 
 Message 169 of 264
29 April 2014 at 2:38pm | IP Logged 
Serpent wrote:


I also have this passion about finding a new site etc and a week later knowing the features
that most long-term users don't know, and having suggestions and exciting ideas. Apart from
software testing, does anyone know of a job where that's needed? :D


R&D and (incremental) product design I would guess ;)
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Serpent
Octoglot
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Russian Federation
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 Message 170 of 264
01 May 2014 at 1:15pm | IP Logged 
Reposting here my summary of the learning-based challenge.

Serpent wrote:
I've finally decided what my goals are. If possible, please keep the links when you copy my post.

Name: Serpent
Goals:
1. Multilingual: 15 GLOSS lessons
2. Swedish: learn 5 songs
3. Scriptorium: 1 page of Portuguese, Spanish, Croatian, Polish, German (choosing useful sentences for playing with the vocabulary later)
4. Portuguese: Read 13 poems by Fernando Ribeiro intensively and write my custom glossaries/annotations for them
5. Italian: Listen to episodes 4-10 of Radio Arlecchino and use various supplemental materials to cover or revise the respective grammar topics

--
(For my Swedish songs goal, I mean learning to the point of being able to sing along easily and freely. Being able to reproduce the song without listening to it isn't necessary)

1. 3/15: Croatian 1, Serbian 2
2. 5/5
3. done them all and Swedish
4. 2/13
5. Episodes 4-7 covered. They were about the subjunctive and I decided to dwell on this topic some more.

Given that I also got most of my diploma written, I'm satisfied. I was hoping to have 7-10 free days at the end of the month but only had 3, and on the 28th I still had a stupid presentation in the morning.

Even in these three days, I could've listened to the remaining Radio Arlecchino episodes (they're short), but I thought I'd focus some more on the subjunctive.

As for GLOSS and poetry, I think these activities are cycle-dependent for me. And GLOSS is a bit below my level at least in Portuguese, and maybe Spanish too. Specifically the reflective phase is a great time for feeling connected to someone or something. And a horrible time for having to listen to voices I don't like, including the accompanying recordings for many reading lessons. With some differences this applies to the middle of the cycle too.

Edited by Serpent on 01 May 2014 at 1:16pm

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Serpent
Octoglot
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 Message 171 of 264
20 May 2014 at 2:07pm | IP Logged 
So, today I had my final German exam at uni. Among other things, I was speaking of how my dream is to become a polyglot, and obv I was asked which langs I already speak. I mentioned only English, Finnish and Portuguese, and the prof was like: what about German? LOL :) Maybe it's time to upgrade it to basic fluency, then. Especially as I passed the exam with an "excellent" (5/5), after like 2 hours of sleep if even that.

I'm still not satisfied with my passive understanding (especially reading), but I think with grammar I've simply lacked the confidence due to having every little mistake corrected in class. Well, now my formal classes are over for good :D

BTW I passed English with "good" a week ago (4/5). Of course the requirements are different, but still hilarious.
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iguanamon
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Virgin Islands
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 Message 172 of 264
20 May 2014 at 3:08pm | IP Logged 
E agora você fala alemão também. Parabéns, Serpente! :)
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Kronos
Diglot
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Germany
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 Message 173 of 264
21 May 2014 at 12:12am | IP Logged 
Serpent wrote:
So, today I had my final German exam at uni. Among other things, I was speaking of how my dream is to become a polyglot, and obv I was asked which langs I already speak. I mentioned only English, Finnish and Portuguese, and the prof was like: what about German? LOL :) Maybe it's time to upgrade it to basic fluency, then. Especially as I passed the exam with an "excellent" (5/5), after like 2 hours of sleep if even that.

Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

It's rare to see anyone setting out to learn a specific set of 10+ languages while almost still being a kid and then actually persevere and getting always closer to the goal rather quickly within the next couple years.

You are now on the road to becoming a true hyperpolyglot, though judging from your blog posts and profile you are meanwhile not too far from that either.
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Serpent
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Russian Federation
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 Message 174 of 264
23 May 2014 at 1:23am | IP Logged 
Danke e obrigada!

Inspired by the challenge in Asgård and a few other threads, I'm going to finally tackle the Danish pronunciation/spelling. This seemed to fit the Benny mission format well so I'll post my updates over there, because that's something I really don't want to lose. I'm definitely not leaving HTLAL though!
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Gemuse
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 Message 175 of 264
23 May 2014 at 2:15am | IP Logged 
Congratulations!

What level German are you now, B2?


BTW, did you see the video of the cat saving the kid from the dog?
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Serpent
Octoglot
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 Message 176 of 264
23 May 2014 at 4:18am | IP Logged 
Thanks!
It's hard to define, really. I don't have the grammatical accuracy that I consider necessary for B2, and my passive skills are nowhere near as good as in Italian or even Spanish, but I fought for every bit of German that I know, and I think these bits are enough for basic fluency, especially after those remarks from the prof :D

no, I don't know what video you're talking about...

Edited by Serpent on 23 May 2014 at 4:19am



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