dEhiN wrote:Kenny wrote:it got to the point where I now have 65k+ total cards
Everyone will rightly say that that is a useless amount of cards and they would be right. But it grounds me in a way and I've grown used to my ANKI routine (it takes me about the 1 hour I commute each day - 30 minutes each way - and a bit extra in the morning and ...uhm... at work to be done with it, it's about 500-800ish cards a day) so I find it soothing even if it not exceedingly useful.
Another thing is that it's proof that I have discipline. I have missed maybe 20 days over the past 3.5 years.
dEhiN wrote:I can't tell if that's Hungarian or not, but I'm going to assume it is and say: now you make me want to learn Hungarian. Perhaps if a certain person could be persuaded into helping a fellow language nerd learn Hungarian...?
It is and I'd be happy to help, but I'm not a particularly good teacher. I can answer any questions you have though. PM me if you want to add me on FB (if you use FB).
@Ipse: most of my cards have context, unless none is required (the names of physical objects, animals, physics stuff etc.). I either use example sentences below the word or Cloze sentences (full sentence with a word or expression missing - flip side has the answer and possibly an explanation).
The reading method is very good, but, at least in my case, it doesn't really help memorize more advanced vocabulary that doesn't show up as often. It's also a good way to cement the basics. I think I'd have maybe one third of my current vocabulary without Anki and I don't perceive it as a burden. To each their own, I guess.
@Mike & everyone else: I might have used the wrong word there. Exotic, maybe? Quirky? Less usual? At any rate, that wasn't meant as something derogatory, Persian still looks and sounds awesome and so do my other languages, that's why I'm studying them in the first place. I just feel like I'm not a very good Unilanger since I don't even have a cursory knowledge of any of the myriad of languages you guys are learning.