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tarvos
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 Message 609 of 1511
08 April 2013 at 12:42pm | IP Logged 
Yesterday and today I have spent some time on languages, but apart from the above video
on Icelandic, I have not done too much:

- completed two more active wave Breton lessons
- completed two Hebrew lessons
- made a "yellow sheet" for Romanian present indicative and subjunctive verb tenses and
read through the revision lesson (no. 28).

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 Message 610 of 1511
08 April 2013 at 6:23pm | IP Logged 
You have a strong Swedish accent when reading out Icelandic, but other than that not bad for the first try, especially if you really didn't listen to the recordings before. Naturally, there were some mistakes, but I only want to mention the ú in "rúta", which you pronounce like a Swedish u. In fact, it should be like a German u. The k in Keflavík is not only aspirated, but also a bit palatalized, by the way.

I think you could do really well if you decided to study Icelandic one day. I was especially impressed by your preaspiration in "ekki". It took me quite a while to get that right. Well, Icelandic pronunciation is a bit tricky, but doable.

Congrats on your job at iTalki!
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 Message 611 of 1511
08 April 2013 at 9:01pm | IP Logged 
Good luck with your job at iTalki and let’s hope you will soon receive great news from Romania.
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 Message 612 of 1511
08 April 2013 at 9:18pm | IP Logged 
Icelandic is cool! I studied it for a short time and I thought the writing system was a
bit confusing at first, but actually it's very logical once you figure it out. I found
the Wikipedia article on Icelandic Orthography very helpful.
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 Message 613 of 1511
08 April 2013 at 10:54pm | IP Logged 
Josquin wrote:
You have a strong Swedish accent when reading out Icelandic, but other
than that not bad for the first try, especially if you really didn't listen to the
recordings before. Naturally, there were some mistakes, but I only want to mention the
ú in "rúta", which you pronounce like a Swedish u. In fact, it should be like a German
u. The k in Keflavík is not only aspirated, but also a bit palatalized, by the way.

I think you could do really well if you decided to study Icelandic one day. I was
especially impressed by your preaspiration in "ekki". It took me quite a while to get
that right. Well, Icelandic pronunciation is a bit tricky, but doable.

Congrats on your job at iTalki!


It is fairly logical that Swedish would be the language giving me interference. I also
noticed the rúta mistake.

You don't want to know how often I heard the word ekki when I tried to ring my
Icelandic friends, hotel owners etc while I was on holiday there...
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 Message 614 of 1511
09 April 2013 at 9:10pm | IP Logged 
Today I spent some more time on Hebrew and completed unit 39 of the Routledge course. I
also completed two more Breton active wave lessons and spent a whole lot of time on
Russian, a language that seems to be improving every day still. I am understanding more
and more of this wonderful language, and although I have a long road before me on the
way to "I speak like a native", it is becoming slightly more understandable every day,
although I still have to pick up on many things along the way (often word choice is
important, not grammar).

BR: Bremañ e fellan skrivañ brezhoneg amañ. Desket am eus traoù kozh, traoù
nevez. Tuchantik e vo ret din klask a tud evit gomz ar yezh, pajennoù evit lenn, ur
radio evit selaou, ha kalz traòu c'hoazh. Ezhomm am bo komz end-eeun ar yezh evit
n'ankouaat ket ar yezh, ar komzioù, pep tra!

C'hoant am eus komz gant ar Vretoned. Pelec'h emaint o chom? N'ouzon ket.

Edited by tarvos on 09 April 2013 at 9:11pm

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 Message 615 of 1511
09 April 2013 at 9:35pm | IP Logged 
Which Hebrew course is that that has so many lessons, tarvos? (Sorry for not browsing back).
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 Message 616 of 1511
09 April 2013 at 10:00pm | IP Logged 
Expugnator wrote:
Which Hebrew course is that that has so many lessons, tarvos? (Sorry
for not browsing back).


tarvos wrote:
Today I spent some more time on Hebrew and completed unit 39 of the
Routledge course.


There it is.


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