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Josquin
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 Message 753 of 1511
01 July 2013 at 1:45pm | IP Logged 
That was really great! I couldn't understand Romanian, Hebrew, and Breton, but the rest was very good as far as I can tell. Your German is great and I especially liked your accent in French and Swedish. Keep up the good work!
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Bbcatcher 08
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 Message 754 of 1511
01 July 2013 at 3:12pm | IP Logged 
That was great! I could understand some of it, but I really enjoyed hearing you go
through your languages. Keep up the great work!
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fabriciocarraro
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 Message 755 of 1511
01 July 2013 at 4:12pm | IP Logged 
As always great, my friend. As I've told you already, good to see the improvements on your Russian. We don't share most of the languages, but the one we do I could understand without trouble. Nicely done!
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Hekje
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 Message 756 of 1511
01 July 2013 at 5:04pm | IP Logged 
tarvos wrote:
Yeah, I'm more or less fine and functional. Not particularly happy, but
you never are when breakups happen. But this relationship didn't last long - so I'll live.

I'm sorry. :-( Wishing you the best!

On another note, the audio track was great to hear. Your French accent is excellent.
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tarvos
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 Message 757 of 1511
02 July 2013 at 2:33pm | IP Logged 
Thanks for the encouragement, people! My French is the language I've studied the longest,
so if I sucked at it after these years of practice I'd be pretty disappointed.

Today I practiced my Hebrew and for the first time, I'm starting to make a bit more sense
of spoken Hebrew. I can also express myself on familiar topics and do it reasonably well
(light accent, a few mistakes, but nothing that impedes comprehension).
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tarvos
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 Message 758 of 1511
03 July 2013 at 2:01pm | IP Logged 
Română

N-am ștudiat foarte mult cu Assimil - dar am luat clasi la iTalki și mă descurc bine.
În special, am citit pe Caragiale, o autor foarte important la România și despre George
Enescu, cel mai mare compozitorul din România. Am șcris un rezumat, o scrișoare, și o
altă temă în românește. Mă descurc din ce în ce mai bine. Atunci m-am hotărât să pun
statusul la stângă la Basic Fluency. Nu știu că e perfect adevărat, dar nu-mi vine greu
să înțeleg limba.

Русский

Насчет моего путешествия по России - будет! От 21ого июля до 15ого августа я не буду
здесь, и тут редко напишу. В томске буду жить 6 дней с подругой - она плохо говорит по-
английски, поэтому мне действительно надо будет хорошо разбираться в русский язык!

I have also spoken some Hebrew yesterday. I haven't gotten much further in my
textbooks.
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tarvos
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 Message 759 of 1511
07 July 2013 at 4:59pm | IP Logged 
I've been busy with Other Things again (university), but as always have found a few
pockets of time to study my languages. However it does mean that some languages, such
as Icelandic and Breton, have been taking back seats over the past month and this is
entirely intentional. I would love to be able to devote my time fully to Icelandic
right now, but I cannot, and it sucks, so I have been devoting this time to languages I
do speak somewhat better than Icelandic. It's still on the radar, it's just bleeping
softly somewhere in the background, and that is fine. It will come back as soon as my
life sorts itself out over the summer.

What I have done, though, is finished the passive wave of Le Roumain sans peine. I am
very happy with that and my studies of Romanian are going very well - so well I have
set it to basic fluency because I can talk and hold conversations and write things in
that language, and my next assignment is a presentation on classical Dutch composers of
the early 20th century; not a topic I know anything about in any language, so doing it
in Romanian is a good challenge (although I like classical music, in principle, it
isn't my favourite style - I'm a rock and roll kind of guy!)

I'm also moving forward in Russian and Hebrew; in Russian mostly just in terms of using
and broadening vocabulary; in Hebrew because I have completed until lesson 76 of the
Routledge course now. It is now my goal to get through that book, hopefully before we
get to Russia, but I am fearing it will not be so. I haven't touched the Assimil for a
while, but that doesn't matter because I'm still using Hebrew every day. Hebrew is
morphing into one of my favourite languages, and I want to spend at least a year in
Israel at some point in the future. How that will work out I do not know.

However, in the meanwhile, Romanian is strongly on the up. I hope to keep it at this
level because it is quite nice to have another Romance language at a satisfactory
level.

Furthermore, out of curiosity, I have ordered the new Dutch-language Assimil
coursebooks for both Portuguese and Spanish. They're not on my immediate to-do list;
they can't be, else I'd be studying ten languages at the same time and I'm not that
superhuman. But I do want them, and Portuguese has been on my wishlist since forever.
If I complete Portuguese sometime, it will be excellent because I originally planned to
learn Portuguese as my first language on the solo language tour; I switched to Russian,
which has also been exhilarating.

However, that puts up my language choices by another few, and I'm also adding Esperanto
to the list because I really want to be at the polyglot conference in Berlin and by
that time I would like to be conversational in Esperanto - good thing I'll only need a
few months for that, so it has no immediate priority.

But before that, I need to get Hebrew to basic fluency (getting closer, but still a
long, long way from that level), improve Icelandic to intermediate (a long long way to
go too). So upon my return, I will complete the active wave to solidify my Romanian
knowledge, and push through Hebrew while I'm at it. Then slowly and softly I plan to
return to Icelandic, and once the bulk of Hebrew is done, we will be in a new part of
my life and I'll see how far we can get with new languages at that time.

Languages I have textbooks for:

- Serbian
- Malagasy
- Chinese
- Spanish
- Portuguese
- Swahili
- Esperanto (because of lernu).

I am currently mostly enamoured with the idea of starting Chinese, actually, but this
changes every day. I'll see where life takes me.
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Expugnator
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 Message 760 of 1511
10 July 2013 at 12:31am | IP Logged 
Way to go, tarvos!

How do you make the distinction between intermediate level and basic fluency? What competencies do you evaluate and what milestones do you feel you have reached? Is this related to which books you complete?

I'd really like to see how you would do with Chinese, which approach would you take.


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