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Georgian Notes, Doubts and Tips TAC 2013

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 Message 337 of 758
23 July 2012 at 11:03pm | IP Logged 
And now I'm done with Hewitt's lesson 10. I've decided to skip exercises that don't involve translating, given the huge amount of vocabulary exposed. I also did just the first half of the poem and then decided to only read the vocabulary. It's rather nonsense to spend time trying to understand poetry without a translation for you to compare.
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 Message 338 of 758
24 July 2012 at 10:43pm | IP Logged 
I'm really inclined to take a break on Georgian: A Learner's Grammar book. Even though it contains clear grammar explanations arranged through order of importance, the vocabulary/dialogues are all so clumsy and don't help my improve my repertoire so far. I'd rather return to it once I've more or less learned the vocabulary, only for the sake of learning grammar. The lack of translation for the dialogues leaves some huge gaps on understanding the texts properly.

I should start Lesson 11 today, but I won't. I'm going to work out some alternatives and maybe tomorrow I'll decide. Nikolaishvili's book is being useful, so I'll keep it.
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 Message 339 of 758
25 July 2012 at 9:40pm | IP Logged 
Today I got the audio for Georgian Newspaper Reader. That's good news, since I'm about to drop Aronson's book. I might start with the newspaper reader once I'm done with the course in Russian.
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 Message 340 of 758
26 July 2012 at 10:54pm | IP Logged 
I'm done with reviewing this very same log up to page 19. I'm taking notes of suggestions of links and resources. I've also reviewed Lesson 9 of Kiziria's. Things start to make a little more sense now. After this, I'm inclined to continue with Aronson's book. It's odd that I was studying from Hewitt's book, then dropped it at lesson 04 in favor of Aronson's, then dropped Aronson at lesson 04 and did other books, and now I've dropped Hewitt's books at lesson 10 and am about to do Aronson's book again. It has to be that way, because neither of the books are much didactical, they both have long lessons and present large chunks of grammar at once.
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 Message 341 of 758
06 August 2012 at 8:00pm | IP Logged 
Not much to update on this forum in the past days. I'm still taking Hewitt's book slowly. For the first dialogue on Lesson 12 I attempted a translation myself, based only on the vocabulary and what I could translate. One can see from my mistakes that I can grasp the overall meaning, but there are some sentences, mostly idiomatic, that one can't learn only by translating all words or by context! (The result is at another forum).
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 Message 342 of 758
06 August 2012 at 10:52pm | IP Logged 
I've studied two lessons on the optative and now I feel more confident to write sentences as I start to get used to this tense and it is necessary in constructions such as I want to + verb and I need to + verb.
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 Message 343 of 758
08 August 2012 at 9:22pm | IP Logged 
One long but interesting conversation on toasts at Nikolaishvili's book. I could have an idea of all sorts of toasts that are carried on during a birthday party. I still mistake some verbs for others, like ask for offer for would like to for take (as in eat or drink), but I'll learn with time.

At Hewitt's, I'm still struggling with the third dialogue of Lesson 12.
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 Message 344 of 758
09 August 2012 at 7:53pm | IP Logged 
I just finished two useful dialogues from Nikolaishvili's. I was familiar with most of the vocabulary. At this part of the book lessons are not marked, so, hadn't I realized it, I'd be doing, like, 7 dialogues in a row expecting to reach the end of the lesson =D

As for Hewitt's, two long, challenging dialogues will come at Lesson 13. The good news is that this lesson is about stative and indirect verbs, loads of very useful ones that are required for daily life conversation.


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