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Asiafeverr
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 Message 9 of 22
09 April 2012 at 7:47pm | IP Logged 
LANGUAGE: Chinese
CHALLENGE: Pick a radical and learn 50+ characters that contain it.

LANGUAGE: Many
CHALLENGE: Try out the free Pimsleur lesson in as many languages as possible within one day.

LANGUAGE: Any
CHALLENGE: Shadow and memorize the first article of the human rights in your target language (usually
posted with audio on omniglot).

LANGUAGE: Non-Latin based
CHALLENGE: Learn another writing system

LANGUAGE: Any
CHALLENGE: Watch the news and try to summarize recent events in your target language.
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Chung
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 Message 10 of 22
19 April 2012 at 6:24am | IP Logged 
LANGUAGES: Uralic
CHALLENGE: Gather as many links to learning material in as many Uralic languages as possible before the end of the month.

This isn't quite random as I got inspired by appelduvide's post requesting tips for resources in Nenets.
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Chung
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 Message 11 of 22
22 April 2012 at 8:42am | IP Logged 
Chung wrote:
LANGUAGES: Uralic
CHALLENGE: Gather as many links to learning material in as many Uralic languages as possible before the end of the month.

This isn't quite random as I got inspired by appelduvide's post requesting tips for resources in Nenets.


The challenge's result can be seen by scrolling to the lower portion of the first post in this thread (i.e. under "ADDENDUM" in red)
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Serpent
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 Message 12 of 22
23 July 2012 at 2:29am | IP Logged 
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LANGUAGE: Portuguese
CHALLENGE: Play a Moonspell song at lyricstraining (Trebaruna, Os Senhores da Guerra, Ataegina!!!)

I've uploaded and synced them but they're still waiting to be approved...

Edited by Serpent on 23 July 2012 at 2:33am

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mikonai
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 Message 13 of 22
23 July 2012 at 4:50pm | IP Logged 
I always loved those dare threads on the writing forums! Here's one of mine:
LANGUAGE: any
CHALLENGE: write a haiku (or five!).
(for those who don't know, a haiku is originally a Japanese poem of three lines: the
first and last lines have five syllables each, and the middle line has seven syllables.
They're surprisingly addictive.

Billy Bob wrote:

LANGUAGE: any
CHALLENGE: Write at least 1,000 words of fanfic for a tv show/comic/whatever that you
like.

Taken! I've been needing to write a short story or something to test my Italian anyway.
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slymie
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Studies: French, Mandarin, Greek
Studies: Shanghainese, Uyghur, Russian

 
 Message 14 of 22
16 November 2013 at 6:02am | IP Logged 
Asiafeverr wrote:
LANGUAGE: Chinese
CHALLENGE: Pick a radical and learn 50+ characters that contain it.


is 50+ a typo? we would have to do this exercise in 古代汉语 Ancient Chinese back in
university and then it was only 5.
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Serpent
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 Message 15 of 22
04 May 2014 at 7:35pm | IP Logged 
Iversen wrote:
Challenge: listen to a recording in a language you know fairly well and get the general meaning. Listen again slowly and in small doses and hear what the speaker really said.

Example: I have just listened to a podcast from a Spanish newspaper about yesterday's switch-off-the-light-for-an-hour event. The lady mentioned some public places that had turned off their night floodlights for an hour for the sake of climate change. Nice and wellmeant and for a good cause and all that. Actually she said that the most 'emblematic' monuments (landmarks) had switched off the lights to remind people that there is a lot to do "por luchar por el cambio climático"... so the newspaper actually supports climate change?
I've found a similar example! The teams are actually fighting NOT to descend into the lower division, obviously.
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Gunshy
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 Message 16 of 22
12 May 2014 at 2:53pm | IP Logged 
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