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Re: 2016-2017 blog - księżyc

Postby księżycowy » 2017-03-12, 11:06

Goals for Week 3/5-3/11
    Japanese
  • Complete Lesson 3 in 「みんなの日本語」 [Beginner I] by 3A
  • Complete Unit 5 in Basic Japanese by Hamano & Tsujioka

    Hebrew
  • Complete Lessons 16-20 in Biblical Hebrew by Kittel, et al.

    Irish
  • Complete Lessons 3-4 in Teach Yourself Irish by Dillion & Ó Cróinín

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Re: 2016-2017 blog - księżyc

Postby księżycowy » 2017-03-12, 13:31

I did slack off for about 2 days where I didn't do any language learning, which explains the lapses in Hebrew and Irish. :whistle:

I meant to explain this a bit more before, but forgot. I usually allow myself 1-2 days a week for life to get in the way, or to just take a break from language learning. [Of course if life takes up more than two days, it takes up more than two days. Sometimes there's no helping it.]

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Postby księżycowy » 2017-03-15, 11:24

I'm thinking of adding some Pimsleur into the mix for Japanese and Irish. I've always liked Pimsleur as a way of helping with pronunciation and listening skills. I'm not sure about how much I'll do in a given week, or when I'll start it though.

Their recommendation is that you do one lesson a day..... :hmm:

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Re: 2016-2017 blog - księżyc

Postby linguoboy » 2017-03-15, 15:17

księżycowy wrote:I'm thinking of adding some Pimsleur into the mix for Japanese and Irish. I've always liked Pimsleur as a way of helping with pronunciation and listening skills. I'm not sure about how much I'll do in a given week, or when I'll start it though.

The Pimsleur for Irish is good, it's just a shame there's not more of it. The speakers are from Kerry so you'll notice one or two slight differences from what you're learning in TYI.
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Postby księżycowy » 2017-03-15, 17:19

That's good to know. It should go well with the Ó Sé grammars I have then.

It kills me as well that there isn't any more for the Irish course. It's gotten up to ten lessons now apparently, but that's still only a third of a typical "phase"/level in a Pimsleur course. Oh well. Anything is better than nothing when it comes to Munster.

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Re: 2016-2017 blog - księżyc

Postby księżycowy » 2017-03-19, 13:20

Alrighty, let's see how I did!
Goals for Week 3/5-3/11
    Japanese
  • Complete Lesson 3 in 「みんなの日本語」 [Beginner I] by 3A
  • Complete Unit 5 in Basic Japanese by Hamano & Tsujioka ? (see below)

    Hebrew
  • Complete Lessons 16-20 in Biblical Hebrew by Kittel, et al.

    Irish
  • Complete Lessons 3-4 in Teach Yourself Irish by Dillion & Ó Cróinín

Notes:
Japanese- I honestly can't remember if I did Unit 5 in Basic Japanese or not. I did read some of Units 7 & 8 though. :P I count that as success. I did everything except for the exercises and workbook exercises for Lesson 3 of MnN. The speakers on the audio usually speak at regular speed, so I do have to replay the audio quite a few times to catch everything (which is to be expected at my current level), I think that's why I slowed down a bit this week. My biggest weekness at this point is numbers, and numbers with counters. Which, due to the way that MnN handles numbers (as an appendix in the back of the book! :x ), is no fault of mine.

Hebrew- I went through all the lessons I wanted to do. I'm still getting caught up on the assigned reading, but I'm not as concerned about that. So long as I keep 'em moving. Right now I'm reading Gen 22:1-14 (which was assigned over lessons 13-17). I've completed verses 1-10 so far. I think I might start posting my translations and glosses/parsing over in my Hebrew Readings thread. [Damn it, I shouldn't have started poking around the ACEL sub-forum, it's making wanderlust for other Ancient/Classical languages....]

Irish- I'm feeling quite comfortable with the Irish to English exercises. I'm still learning all the verb forms given so far, as well as remembering noun declensions now too.

Yearly goal check in bound:

Year-End Goals
    Hebrew
  1. Complete Lessons 1-55 and Review lessons 1-8* in Biblical Hebrew by Kittel, et al. 20/55, 5/8, 40% Complete
  2. Read Biblical Texts

    Japanese
  1. Complete Lessons 1-25 in 「みんなの日本語」 Minna No Nihongo [Beginner I] (Main text and Supp.) by 3A 3/24, 12% Complete
  2. Complete Lessons X-25 in 「みんなの日本語」 Minna no Nihongo [Beginner II] (Main Text and Supp.) by 3A
  3. Complete Units 1-25 in Basic Japanese by Hamano & Tsujioka 6/25, 24% Complete
  4. Read/Listen to/Watch news stories from NHK News Web Easy
  5. Complete Lessons 1-8 in Reading Japanese by Jorden & Chaplin [optional] 0.5/8, 6% Complete
  6. Read from Breaking into Japanese Literature, ed. Murray [optional]

    German
  1. Complete Lessons 1-43 in Living German by Buckley, ed. Coggle
  2. Complete Units 1-29 in Basic German by Schenke, et, al.
  3. Read from New Penguin Parallel Short Stories in German, ed. Zillkens

    Polish
  1. Complete Lessons 1-30 in First Year Polish (Main text & supp.) by Swan
  2. Complete Units 1-40 in Basic Polish by Bielec
  3. Read from Fifteen Modern Polish Short Stories, ed. Schenker

    Irish
  1. Complete Lessons 1-27 in Teach Yourself Irish by Dillon & Ó Cróinín 4/27, 15% Complete
  2. Read Munster literature (maybe some Ua Laoghaoire)
  3. Read sections relevant to Munster Irish in Modern Irish by Ó Siadhail
  4. Read from Teanga Bheo: Corca Dhuibhne by Ó Sé [optional]
  5. Read from Gaeilge Chorca Dhuibhne by Ó Sé [optional]

*I feel like I'm always forgetting a review chapter in Kittel, et al. This time it was the chapter entitled The Noun, found between Lessons 24 & 25. Oh, and I forgot it has 6 Review lessons (which are actually called "Review Lessons"), so yeah....Let's see what I forget next week! :lol:

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Re: 2016-2017 blog - księżyc

Postby księżycowy » 2017-03-19, 13:42

I'm thinking it's a good opportunity to have a review week. And, depending on how that goes, I may move on to the next lesson(s) in the respective textbooks.

Goals for Week 3/5-3/11
    Japanese
  • Finnish Lesson 3 and Review Lessons 1-3 in 「みんなの日本語1」
  • Complete Units 5, 7 & 8 in Basic Japanese by Hamano & Tsujioka*
  • Listen to and Read at least one news story from NHK**
  • Complete Lesson 4 in 「みんなの日本語1」 by 3A [optional]

    Hebrew
  • Input backlog of grammar cards into Anki
  • Review and finish Gen 22:1-14, Start Gen 28:10-29:10***
  • Complete Lessons 20-25 in Biblical Hebrew by Kittel, et al. [optional]

    Irish
  • Finnish Lessons 3 & 4 and Review Lessons 1-4 in Teach Yourself Irish by Dillon & Ó Cróinín
  • Listen to at least one program on TG4**
  • Complete Lessons 5-6 in Teach Yourself Irish by Dillion & Ó Cróinín [optional]

*I'll review Units 7 & 8 in Hamano & Tsujioka and do the exercises. I didn't finish they yet. I'm not really committing these Units to memory yet, by the way. Just reading them and getting a sense for the grammar explanations at this point. I fully expect to keep going back to the grammar/workbook over the course of my study.

**Depending on the difficulty of the news article(s)/program(s), I'm not expecting to translate. Just to listen (and read), maybe even notice a few things along the way. I sure as hell don't expect to translate an Irish program!
And I know this (potentially) deviates a bit from my "Munster only" approach thus far. I figure any Irish is good, even though my focus will still be on Munster. The deeper I get, the more I'll have to deal with the other dialects and the CO anyway. Any recommendations are welcome!

***Only Gen 28:10-18 will be done this week, which will get me caught up with the reading assignments up to lesson 20 in Kittel, et al.
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Re: 2016-2017 blog - księżyc

Postby księżycowy » 2017-03-19, 14:35

So, I was just poking around TG4 a bit this morning, and I think I'll watch some of those shorts on TG4 Foghliam. They have transcripts, so I can follow along. Not that I won't stick in the occasional episode from one of their other programs.

I was watching what appeared to be a 1/2-hour drama for a bit. They kept flavoring their Irish with English words and phrases. I imagine this is quite typical now-a-days.


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