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tarvos
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Studies: Greek, Modern Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, Korean, Esperanto, Finnish

 
 Message 1041 of 1511
05 January 2014 at 7:50pm | IP Logged 
Ok, the first change to that situation has been made. I managed to read the first four or
five sentences of the first text in my Korean reader. I've also put some of those new
words into Anki. I have figured that to get through Korean, Anki will be the only way to
expand my vocabulary, so we're going to just brute force memorize our way through all
that I forget :)

I've also done some Hebrew again (which is easy) when it comes to studying. Maybe I will
do more, but I have classes to teach. Besides that I have used some of my other languages
socially (but that is nothing new that I use Russian or Romanian).
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tarvos
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 Message 1042 of 1511
06 January 2014 at 4:51pm | IP Logged 
Безумная звезда

Я записал эту штуковину - на русском. Знаю, что допускаю ошибки - особенно ударения меня
хромают.

I recorded a little snippet in Russian (2 minutes or so). It's all about pronunciation
because I used an existing text which I read out loud.
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Via Diva
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 Message 1043 of 1511
06 January 2014 at 5:00pm | IP Logged 
Yeah, stresses... but I like the rest so much ^^ So work on it, please, please, please!
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Hekje
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 Message 1044 of 1511
06 January 2014 at 5:15pm | IP Logged 
I obviously don't understand a word of Russian, but I always enjoy your audio posts. Keep up the good work!
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tarvos
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 Message 1045 of 1511
06 January 2014 at 6:26pm | IP Logged 
У нас второй текст!

Мы с помощью Вией Дивой записали еще штуковину!

A second attempt at Russian, different text this time. I followed Via Diva's
pronunciation guide but the text was quite long so I lost track halfway somewhere.

Edited by tarvos on 06 January 2014 at 6:27pm

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tarvos
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 Message 1046 of 1511
07 January 2014 at 8:45pm | IP Logged 
Today I spent time on my weaker languages. Hebrew is easy to learn when I'm doing it,
so I have no problems just covering an Assimil lesson in both waves in half an hour
(revision, and the grammar I tend to know, I need to work on recognising sound changes
when people speak and on improving my vocabulary), so that's easy to do.

Korean is just another beast right now. I've returned to Anki because otherwise I can't
brute force fight my way through the new vocabulary. Korean is proving my hypothesis
that you do need a good vocabulary retention mechanism in the BEGINNING of your studies
- I would use Anki much less once I reach B1-B2 because a) it's boring and b) you only
miss one or two words per sentence usually, and in that case, you can look them up if
they are important (or ask what they mean), because the structures are in place.

In other words, Korean has really become a looming beast that I can't seem to tame
right now. It's a 호랑! Taking it a few sentences at a time and realising I do know
some key verbs and grammatical constructions is helping, but the fact I know basically
20% of this vocabulary does not. (However, credit to myself for realising I was dealing
with numbers and counters of people and animals in the sentences I read.)
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druckfehler
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 Message 1047 of 1511
08 January 2014 at 3:34pm | IP Logged 
한국말은 호랑이네 ^^ Actually, the noun is 호랑이, even though the 이 seems to be a subject marker, in this case it's not. With subject marker it would be something like 호랑이가 왔어요.

I can totally sympathise with your Anki woes. After faithfully doing the reviews everyday for a year I grew to hate it with a vengeance. Now it's okay, I hope, I need it again for Persian. I think once you're in the mid-Bs you can easily get rid of it... and with every word you learn the weird structure and sound of Korean words will become easier.
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tarvos
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 Message 1048 of 1511
08 January 2014 at 4:11pm | IP Logged 
Oh, I took it for a marker. It's not apparently. Good to know!

I think I just did a very bad thing by applying to a job in Brussels (I have memories
of that place, both good and bad) but I think it's a job suited to my skills.

Today I will speak more Hebrew and teach Dutch and English. One of the upsides of
speaking Russian is that I get many Russian students, some of which speak slightly poor
English. In this case, they turn to me particularly because I have a knowledge of
Russian which I can use to translate things they want to say, or identify structures
that are a clear mapping of Russian onto English. I think I have had at least 6 or 7
Russian students. In fact, many of my students come from the east - I have also taught
a Croatian, a Pole and a Romanian, and various Anglophones. I have even taught Dutch to
a French speaker (doing most of my speaking in French and translating things).

Being a tutor, I get lots of mileage out of my French and Russian.


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