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 Message 33 of 1511
02 February 2012 at 1:58am | IP Logged 
Today was spent studying for something more important than my dear friend the Russian language. Molecular Thermodynamics exam tomorrow - if you don't know what that means, neither do I. We'll see how far we get and how much useless knowledge is still stowed away in my brain. Hence I would describe my activities the past two days as

Я изучал физику сегодня.

After that, exam time is over, and I have time to spend on the love that is fast becoming my dear Russian Language. I do heart you. If only I could use you to pick up Russian women...

But I digress. I did go to Russian class today - I am improving and it's showing, it's becoming easy for me, I am dreaming up responses quickly and I can talk in a limited way. My grammar is working out. I need to improve my vocabulary a lot now, and get to those points of the grammar the course isn't covering at tortoise speed.

Once I am done: lesson 4 TY, here I come!!!!! (and colloquial russian reinforcement duties)
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 Message 34 of 1511
02 February 2012 at 3:32am | IP Logged 
Russische is altijd leuk om te studieren ;), zeker ook voor Nederlanders haha!

Een leuk programma die je mss al kent is "Van Moskou tot Murmansk" en "Van Moskou tot
Magadan". Ik geloof die beide zijn op uitzendinggemist.nl of vpro.nl.. Succes met
Russische!!
Удачи!

Edited by bramsterdam on 02 February 2012 at 3:41am

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 Message 35 of 1511
03 February 2012 at 2:18am | IP Logged 
Ah, for my Russian friends

- Today was very productive.

I studied the first lesson of Colloquial Russian - whizzed my way through it as it basically repeated everything every other first lesson did, except it mentioned adjectives. Okay, good. Not a lot of new vocab to care about, but at least I can still do possessives properly. Fine, good, no problemo. Know all of this already. It's just grammar reinforcement.

I also did almost the entirety of Unit 4 (except the test yourself) of TY Complete Russian. The dialogues are irritating as shit, acting-wise (those voices, ughguhgughguhg), but I can of course understand them (turtle speed YESSSS) so that's another Good Thing. Plenty of new vocab in this one - spent 20 minutes just typing it into Anki, apart from the time I spent on the rest of the exercises.

New grammar - adjective formation for nominative, plurals, and some irregular verbs (хотеть), and ways to express possibility, prohibition, and necessity.

In one sentence, though, as I have got Social Things to do tomorrow -

Я хочу спать.

And with my monies, hopefully this year

Я хочу поситеть старый красивый город - Санкт-Петербург.

Спокойной ночи!
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 Message 36 of 1511
05 February 2012 at 7:38pm | IP Logged 
"Don't play dead...

Someday I will walk away and say you disappoint me"

I haven't updated my log in a few days. I don't know why because I had the time. I just have Social Issues or something that I don't know about. Well, I did get some Russian studying in and the verb forms from the past weeks have definitely sunk in. Now it's time to remember those bloody noun cases - plurals in nominative and accusative.

My rule is - if it ends in soft, it declines into something soft (i.e. -я, -й, -ь) and when it's hard, it declines into something hard (so consonants, -a). This is of course, excepting the RULE OF SEVEN. The rule of seven being every ugly consonant the Russian language decided to spew forth.

I have no idea how I am going to continue now, except doing more lessons and vocab reviews - I think the vocab reviews are coming along nicely but there are now a few words escaping me).

Edited by tarvos on 05 February 2012 at 7:38pm

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 Message 37 of 1511
08 February 2012 at 11:26am | IP Logged 
Welcome on board, Tarvos! Here's to all our little steps in language study this year bringing us that much closer to fluency. I'll be following your log with interest.
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 Message 38 of 1511
08 February 2012 at 1:19pm | IP Logged 
I also still have to struggle a bit to not forget new vocabulary. Keep it up, man! =)
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 Message 39 of 1511
08 February 2012 at 6:11pm | IP Logged 
Vocabulary improving like a BOSS.

Unit 5 of Teach Yourself basically taught me how to ask how much something costs, and also the genitive case (which I've already covered in class, so I thankfully know how to do that - it's a bit rusty though).

I made a Russian Grammar Deck in Anki for prepositions and their cases, so I remember which prep belongs to what case(s).

Gonna add the vocab after DINNAH (I'm not allowed vocabulary reviews before dinnah) and then with that on board. I will become a vocabulary master. Good thing too, because at this rate I am trying to guess 60 flash cards a day. The fact I'm averaging about 2 or 3 wrong ones (and the occasional mispronunciation) is encouraging.
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 Message 40 of 1511
08 February 2012 at 11:57pm | IP Logged 
tarvos wrote:
This is of course, excepting the RULE OF SEVEN. The rule of seven being every ugly consonant the Russian language decided to spew forth.



Please elaborate! Are there any consonants in Russian that we do not have in any other language, or are you thinking of the way they write them:-)


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