Total Annihilation Challenge 2010 anyone?

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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby Kenny » 2009-12-06, 13:25

[flag]en-us[/flag] Btw is it okay to start earlier?
[flag]fr[/flag] Est-ce que l'on peut commencer plus tôt ou ça serait un problème?
[flag]de[/flag] Können wir früher beginnen oder wäre das ein Problem?
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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby ''' » 2009-12-06, 15:58

Begin whenever you want, but the challenge is only concerned with the improvements you make from the 1st of january.
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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby linguaholic » 2009-12-06, 22:17

Well as I understand it it's not really about winning anyway, just about sticking to it for a year. So everybody who finishes should get a medal for that anyway. And then we could have different categories, some that are more about artistic stuff (like writing a short story), some more technical ones (best pronunciation) and some fun ones (most entertaining blogging style, craziest language combination, most progress with little material available etc.)
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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby linguaholic » 2009-12-06, 22:20

Oh and is anybody else starting Czech from scratch? Would be great to exchange experiences/give each other kicks in the butt etc. :P
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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby Serafín » 2009-12-06, 22:40

linguaholic wrote:(most entertaining blogging style, craziest language combination, most progress with little material available etc.)

NOW we're talking. :o :)

People, give more ideas!

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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby linguaholic » 2009-12-06, 22:55

I was just thinking, maybe for the assessment we could do it like the Best Language Elections, ie people can nominate other people, giving arguments and then everybody can vote (of course, there's the risk of people cheating, but a cheat can't enjoy winning anyway, so...)
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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby Vortex » 2009-12-06, 23:51

sign me up for russian and i may add a second one on there.
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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby Smitty » 2009-12-06, 23:52

I'm in. Put me down for Hindi and Mandarin.

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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby Vortex » 2009-12-07, 0:12

Make that Russian and Portuguese
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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby TheKickInside » 2009-12-07, 0:27

Smitty wrote:I'm in. Put me down for Hindi and Mandarin.


Good one. It's always lovely to see someone doing Hindi.
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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby Karavinka » 2009-12-09, 8:17

Instead of having everyone's threads everywhere on the general forum, I posted mine on the blog embedded here in Unilang... and it would be nice if ''' could link them all on the first page with our names/languages. Could you do that?
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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby Kasuya » 2009-12-09, 15:57

Put me down for Japanese.

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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby ''' » 2009-12-09, 16:24

Karavinka wrote:Instead of having everyone's threads everywhere on the general forum, I posted mine on the blog embedded here in Unilang... and it would be nice if ''' could link them all on the first page with our names/languages. Could you do that?


Be aware, I sent the mods a letter asking them what they want, so they may move all the threads anyway. Best to leave your options open.
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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby Trapy » 2009-12-10, 1:09

My hat is in
-Bos/Cro/Serb
-Ainu (YES I AM SERIOUS)
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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby Sean of the Dead » 2009-12-10, 1:21

Trapy wrote:My hat is in
-Bos/Cro/Serb
-Ainu (YES I AM SERIOUS)
-Mandarin

:o If you did Ainu all year that'd be awesome. :D
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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby Trapy » 2009-12-10, 2:31

phonetically it kicks french's ass. i would love to be motivated to learn more, hopefully this will do it.
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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby ILuvEire » 2009-12-10, 4:37

Trapy wrote:My hat is in
-Bos/Cro/Serb
-Ainu (YES I AM SERIOUS)
-Mandarin

Oh Trapy, you're my hero, Ainu is so fabulous. :D
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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby hashi » 2009-12-10, 5:13

ILuvEire wrote:
Trapy wrote:My hat is in
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-Ainu (YES I AM SERIOUS)
-Mandarin

Oh Trapy, you're my hero, Ainu is so fabulous. :D


*Holds back the gag reflexes* :blah: :darn: (but not because of the Ainu) :para:

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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby Struthiomimus » 2009-12-11, 2:59

I don't foresee myself maintaining an online journal of my progress...but I'll join in spirit. 8-) After all the hoops I've had to jump through just to find learning materials for Solresol and Warlpiri, I'm ready to try a more commonly spoken language. I'm not sure whether to do Japanese, Arabic (MSA), or Persian...hmmm...
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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby ''' » 2009-12-11, 3:38

do persian. It's easy, regular, and IE, not to mention the shared vocab will give you good ground in Arabic.
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