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 Message 1361 of 1511
17 February 2015 at 3:37pm | IP Logged 
Some more stuff about atheism and the concept of faith, and how it works and doesn't
work, in Russian.

Атеизм и вера
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tarvos
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 Message 1362 of 1511
19 February 2015 at 2:33pm | IP Logged 
Some notes on Norwegian

I've set my status to speaks Norwegian, because by all means I can speak to
Norwegians, we understand each other and I can read anything they write. I need a bit
more training when they write in Nynorsk, but in principle it's all hunky-dory. What I
don't speak is pure Norwegian, but that's what we're going to train now - I have
booked hours with a Norwegian iTalki tutor (who is not from Oslo, as I don't intend to
speak that dialect, but a western based one where Nynorsk is more common).

This is really fun, because it's really just focusing on their pronunciation (and a
few little grammar details and spelling, but I know most of the differences anyway. I
will occasionally use a Swedish word, but sometimes it's the Nynorsk one too - there's
just no way of telling and it's usually understood).

The problem for me is that my Norwegian is always, basically, Svorsk, and although I'm
managing bit by bit to get it to be Norwegified it's still clear that I've studied
Swedish more thoroughly. But we'll get there. It's also not often people learn to
separate the two and speak both, usually they learn one and use that one to
communicate with the others.

I don't think I'll try Danish on for size any time soon, but I might at some point go
back to Icelandic. Whenever that is.
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tarvos
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Studies: Greek, Modern Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, Korean, Esperanto, Finnish

 
 Message 1363 of 1511
20 February 2015 at 3:17pm | IP Logged 
Some poetry, and a little artistic embellishment, about Beijing by night in the snow on a
very lonely holiday.

Где-то в темноте
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 Message 1364 of 1511
05 March 2015 at 5:07am | IP Logged 
Glad to see the forum has been revived. I have been active with Chinese, Norwegian, Greek
and Russian mostly and my Norwegian sounds a lot better now.
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 Message 1365 of 1511
06 March 2015 at 4:44am | IP Logged 
By the way, two French things I posted on my blog:

Haine

This is a short poem I wrote in the middle of the night here in Beijing, and the next
one is:

La dure loi du karma, a review of a book by Mo Yan
that I read in the French translation (because I am shit at Chinese).

I've also decided to focus for now on those languages I already have some competence
in, so next to the ones under speaks that is obviously including Chinese (because I
live in China), Greek (my next country), Spanish, Portuguese and Hebrew. I'll also
continue with my very old languages such as Russian and I'm still studying Norwegian,
but I can speak Norwegian now (albeit with a thick Swedish accent and occasionally I
will use a Swedish word).
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Studies: Greek, Modern Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, Korean, Esperanto, Finnish

 
 Message 1366 of 1511
06 March 2015 at 10:25am | IP Logged 
Kinesiske templer

About towers and temples in Beijing (in Norwegian).
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Studies: Greek, Modern Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, Korean, Esperanto, Finnish

 
 Message 1367 of 1511
11 March 2015 at 1:13am | IP Logged 
I'm sorry about the lack of updates on both my blog and here, but I've just moved to a
new town and I've also fallen ill with a case of "I think I need to adapt to the food" so
I hope that today I will be able to produce a blog entry of sorts. I've not done much
study either, but I hope to pick it up when my stomach has stopped growling. Aside from
that I have a full-time job + my iTalki stuff so there's not much to say here or do.

I've been studying Chinese and Russian mainly. Russian seems to be the mainstay in my
routine, especially as I plan to open an iTalki course at some point teaching Russian to
beginners.
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tarvos
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Speaks: Dutch*, English, Swedish, French, Russian, German, Italian, Norwegian, Mandarin, Romanian, Afrikaans
Studies: Greek, Modern Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, Korean, Esperanto, Finnish

 
 Message 1368 of 1511
13 March 2015 at 2:08am | IP Logged 
I'm still studying and teaching, but blog updates have been far and few between. I hope
that I can find the energy to do one or two this week; one should be about Game of
Thrones and one about my first week in Chengde (this one will be in Mandarin). The Game
of Thrones text will probably be in English as that's the original of the novel.

I also plan to post a more thorough analysis of my weaknesses in certain languages in
this topic. This is excluding Dutch and English, but will focus on all my languages that
are intermediate or above (so not Korean/Icelandic/Breton)

Edited by tarvos on 13 March 2015 at 2:09am



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