Car wrote:BTW: Which Colloquial books do you generally consider to be good?
księżycowy wrote:Of the ones I have, I consider the following very good:
Lithuanian, Welsh, Irish (for the dialogues, not so much the grammar), Amharic, Somali, Ukrainian, Icelandic.
Especially Welsh, Lithuanian, Icelandic, Somali and Amharic. Those five are fantastic IMO.
Not sure how many of those you're interested in though.
Lauren wrote:I think Colloquial Estonian and Colloquial Japanese are good. Colloquial Japanese only uses romanization, but it's a great start for the spoken language and the book is well made with good grammar and dialogues. Also, it marks pitch accent!! The vast majority of things ignore it which annoys the hell out of me, so the book is very useful in that regard. You know, assuming you care about pronouncing the language right.
vijayjohn wrote:Car wrote:BTW: Which Colloquial books do you generally consider to be good?
The only ones I have (and thus really know about) are Colloquial Gujarati and Colloquial Cambodian (yes they say Cambodian instead of Khmer argh it kinda annoys me tbh). Colloquial Cambodian was great by my standards, about as good as TY Thai. Colloquial Gujarati on the other hand...idk, I'm kind of intimidated by it, tbh.
księżycowy wrote:Just wanted to give a potential warning that some of the audio is a bit fucked up. I was going through the audio for Yoruba (a book I've wanted to get for a while now) and some of the tracks sounded like a CD when it's all scratched up and skips. Needless to say I'll shoot them an email about it in a bit. This is the only audio I've downloaded and listened to thus far though.
Also, Lauren, I don't see any indication of pitch accent in the first lesson of the 3rd edition of Colloquial Japanese. Am I missing something?
księżycowy wrote:Then you're angry, cause it's gone.
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