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Sooniye
Diglot
Groupie
Sweden
Joined 3741 days ago

44 posts - 52 votes 
Speaks: Swedish*, English
Studies: Spanish, Danish, Turkish, Japanese, Croatian, Hindi, Hungarian, Albanian

 
 Message 1 of 19
18 December 2014 at 7:24pm | IP Logged 
Hello everyone who might read this! :)

I'm starting up this log in order to be able to participate in the exiciting TAC, anno
2015.
I'm super excited for the new year to start and to dive into the challenges together
with
team mates.

Albanian
I have been in love with Albanian for about 15 years, without even knowing particulary
much
about it. I just love how it looks when written, the words are so pretty. And the
names of
people from Albanian or Kosovan origin are just amazingly beautiful. Now I am finally
going
to study it, not just a tiny bit here and there.

I hope to be able to reach A2, atleast passively. To my help I have a textbook,
together with
its workbook. Discovering Albanian 1 is the name of this textbook.

Croatian
I have huge reasons to learn Croatian. My husband's family is from Croatia and our son
is
learning Croatian. And I want to also understand it. Simple as that.

I am starting at A1 and are aiming for B1, even though this is probably a bit high, I
need to
have the goal to really work hard with it during the year. To my help I have the
wonderful
books BCS, A Textbook and BCS, A Grammar.

Danish
I wish to learn both Danish and Norwegian, with good active skills. I understand them
both,
but can hardly even produce the most simply sentence. I am starting out with Danish
since I
LOVE their movies and TV series.

I hope to be able to go from A1 to B1 when active skills are concerned. To my help I
will
have a book called Dansk for svensktalende, which hopefully will be to great
help to
me as a native Swede.

Hindi
I have for long been in love with Bollywood and therefore the desire to learn Hindi
has been
around for some time. I have almost no knowledge of it but I am determined to learn so
that I
can understand those wonderful movies and songs.

I start at A0 and hope to be able to gain a strong A1 this year. I am going to use
Colloquial Hindi, if it turns out not so good I will look for something better
once I
have some more money (moving to a new house seems to drain the money like there is no
tomorrow!)

Hungarian
Ever since my Hungarian boyfriend I have been intrigued to know more about this
friendly-
sounding language that sounds like Finnish, and yet, not at all like it.

I'm starting out as A0 and wish to gain a strong A1 in it. To my help I'll have
Assimil
with ease
and other textbooks as Teach Yourself and Colloquial.

Japanese
Ever since I lived in Tokyo I have tortured myself with why I didn't learn this strong
and
beautiful language. Now is the time to start changing that.

I will use Genki 1+2 to start out to refresh that knowledge I do have and to go
further from there. I hope to reach a A2 when the year has passed.

Spanish
Has been a great love of mine ever since I started to study it, about 16 years ago. I
have
for many years let it get very rusty so I am now trying to get it shiny once again.

I will repeat my knowledge with Assimil with Ease and Using Spanish, and
then I
hope to spend the year reading a lot of good books and watch some soapy Telenovelas. I
hope
to finally reach a B2, but it will be hard work.

Turkish
I always love when a friend of mine speaks Turkish with her family, it sounds so
amazing. And
the lure of the Turkish grammar is also a factor that makes me want to learn more
about this
language.

I will start out with free online-sources (and) FSI, aiming to reach A1.

Edited by Sooniye on 31 January 2015 at 3:20pm

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Emme
Triglot
Senior Member
Italy
Joined 5191 days ago

980 posts - 1594 votes 
Speaks: Italian*, English, German
Studies: Russian, Swedish, French

 
 Message 2 of 19
23 December 2014 at 10:12pm | IP Logged 
Welcome to the TAC!

I see in the wikia that you’ve signed-up with the Scandinavian team for TAC’15.

As the Scandinavian team hasn’t a captain or a team thread yet, if you want to start discussing TAC’15 you’re welcome over at Team Asgard’s thread. Practically all those in Team Asgard who’ve stuck around all year long have enjoyed learning their Nordic TL so much, that they’ve signed up for more in 2015.

I hope your experience with the TAC and Danish will be as joyful and successful!

And as a native speaker of Swedish, I’m sure you’ll be an asset for your teammates!

Lycka till!

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Sooniye
Diglot
Groupie
Sweden
Joined 3741 days ago

44 posts - 52 votes 
Speaks: Swedish*, English
Studies: Spanish, Danish, Turkish, Japanese, Croatian, Hindi, Hungarian, Albanian

 
 Message 3 of 19
23 December 2014 at 11:22pm | IP Logged 
Thanks for the welcome!

Yes, I am indeed learning Danish. As a native Swede I have a decent passive understanding,
but my active skills are bad. So I wish to change that, since I have come to like the sound
of Danish more and more.

I will pop in the Team thread (I have already read some of it, since it's so interesting! :))
I really hope to be able to contribute to the team.

Vi ses!
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Sooniye
Diglot
Groupie
Sweden
Joined 3741 days ago

44 posts - 52 votes 
Speaks: Swedish*, English
Studies: Spanish, Danish, Turkish, Japanese, Croatian, Hindi, Hungarian, Albanian

 
 Message 4 of 19
23 December 2014 at 11:46pm | IP Logged 
So, here goes, a little bit of information about what languages I'm planning to study 2015.

After lurking around here on the forum during 2014 it's finally time to plan for next year
and be able to participate in TAC. I'm very much looking forward to it!

So, during 2014 I have studied on my own, Spanish and Croatian. These I want of course to
continue with. But since I can't help but to study other languages as well, I've decided to
give into my passion and love for some of the languages on my list. Being home on sick leave
certainly helps with the time issues that is bound to occur during this crazy mission.

The languages are the following:

Albanian, Croatian, Danish, Hindi, Hungarian, Japanese, Spanish and Turkish. Great loves of
mine for different reasons.

I hope to soon have time to write more about my goals for next year. Am away on Christmas
celebration at the moment, so have little to no time for hanging on the forum for a couple of
days.
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Jaynie
Senior Member
Denmark
Joined 5754 days ago

51 posts - 62 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: Danish, Latin

 
 Message 5 of 19
24 December 2014 at 2:39pm | IP Logged 
Enjoy your Christmas celebration :) I just signed up for the TAC 2015 for Danish and look forward to reading your log.

I live in Denmark, so not so very far from you. It will be interesting to me to read about a Swedish person's experience learning Danish.
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Sooniye
Diglot
Groupie
Sweden
Joined 3741 days ago

44 posts - 52 votes 
Speaks: Swedish*, English
Studies: Spanish, Danish, Turkish, Japanese, Croatian, Hindi, Hungarian, Albanian

 
 Message 6 of 19
28 December 2014 at 11:50am | IP Logged 
Thanks for the kind words Jaynie, hope you have had a great Christmas yourself :)

Looking forward to reading your log as well.
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Radioclare
Triglot
Senior Member
United Kingdom
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Joined 4427 days ago

689 posts - 1119 votes 
Speaks: English*, German, Esperanto
Studies: Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian

 
 Message 7 of 19
28 December 2014 at 12:06pm | IP Logged 
Yay, someone else is learning Croatian :) I look forward to following your progress this
year.
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Woodsei
Bilingual Diglot
Winner TAC 2012
Senior Member
United States
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614 posts - 782 votes 
Speaks: English*, Arabic (Egyptian)*
Studies: Russian, Japanese, Hungarian

 
 Message 8 of 19
28 December 2014 at 7:48pm | IP Logged 
Glad you're participating this year! It'll be interesting following your progress with
Japanese, as well as your other languages, Sooniye. Looking forward to it.


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