Wanderlust support group 5

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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby n8an » 2018-08-31, 16:15

Vlürch wrote:I can't even begin to imagine trying to ever get into any Arabic dialects since I'd never be content with learning just one of them... but because I struggle even with MSA way too much, it's not like it's a realistic goal to learn even one of them, anyway. Maybe if I somehow manage to get to an "I guess I'm fine" level in MSA someday... :para:


Dialects are a lot easier than MSA :D It is hard to learn multiple dialects, but knowing one really makes learning other closely related dialects a lot easier.

I always learned Lebanese since that's what my friends spoke and I liked it best, but as I started making Khaleeji and Iraqi friends, I started to learn about the key defining features of those dialects too. All this was happening while I was also listening to a lot of Egyptian music and learning about Egyptian words and grammar too. I bought some books for Egyptian and Iraqi, which were very helpful.

If you really just keep wanting to learn more dialects, you could just listen to this song :lol: :lol: :lol:
the singer claims to be singing in like 15+ dialects, even though in reality it's mostly Lebanese with a few foreign words and sounds thrown in :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVwjaExXeYo

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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby linguoboy » 2018-09-05, 15:10

I'd like to get a passive understanding of Züritüütsch. It shouldn't be that difficult given my basic grasp of Südbadisch.
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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby Car » 2018-09-05, 19:56

Saim wrote:Swiss German.

Funny you're linking that site now. I finished Licia domanda from that site (but on LingQ) the other day.
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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-09-10, 19:45

Wtf happened to the Easy Swiss German videos? All I can seem to find is this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOFAhzVia-I
Not that hard for me to understand as long as I'm just reading it, I think. Listening comprehension isn't as easy, though.
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Join our Icelandic study group then! :silly: Or maybe teach me Basque?
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Luís wrote:
Michael wrote:But if it's its phonology you're daunted by, then, well, I'm not sure what advice to give you


That's one of the things keeping me from dabbling into Arabic. I feel helpless when it comes to pronouncing all those emphatic consants and the dreadful ع‎ :cry: (I'm so glad Hebrew got rid of it)

I'm not even sure if I can hear the difference between all the sounds Arabic has. :cry:

ح is the sound you make when you're panting, and ع‎ sounds like a duck.
Vlürch wrote:I can't even begin to imagine trying to ever get into any Arabic dialects since I'd never be content with learning just one of them...

I think I'm gradually gaining familiarity with multiple varieties of Arabic.

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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby Lur » 2018-09-11, 7:36

vijayjohn wrote:Join our Icelandic study group then! :silly: Or maybe teach me Basque?

You can't trust my tiny Basque but I'm totally looking for resources to maybe study it again.
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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby Yasna » 2018-09-12, 21:48

Finally kicked off my Norwegian wanderlust (for now), and now I'm struck by Manchu. :roll:
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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby Ciarán12 » 2018-09-12, 23:03

French. Belgian French, mainly because I lived there for 4 years as a child and my brother speaks it fluently, and because Stromae:
https://youtu.be/GJAcMT4f2wM

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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby ceid donn » 2018-09-13, 2:05

I'm wanting to do some more Swedish, which has nothing to do with ABBA...but that won't stop me from posting an ABBA video :twisted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUrzicaiRLU

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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby ceid donn » 2018-09-14, 3:49

A couple of people on Gaelic twitter were talking about a cheesy BBC travel article about Occitan and the silly stereotypes about Occitan culture that the article included and now I want to break out the hurdy-gurdy, go hunt truffles, wave the Occitan Cross flag and learn some more lenga d'òc. :lol:

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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby Yasna » 2018-09-25, 16:58

I keep needing to remind myself that "to read a few books in the original" is not a good reason to learn a language given how many languages I already have on my plate.
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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby Osias » 2018-09-26, 11:20

Trying to finish The Kite Runner after ten years stopped. Now wanderlusting for every language mentioned in the book, even English.
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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby ceid donn » 2018-09-26, 16:08

I'm wanderlusting for Persian myself and wondering if my grasp of the script is good enough now to attempt an easy Memrise course.

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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby Lur » 2018-09-27, 17:17

Basque, Welsh, Icelandic, Catalan, Greek
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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby ceid donn » 2018-09-27, 18:06

ceid donn wrote:I'm wanderlusting for Persian myself and wondering if my grasp of the script is good enough now to attempt an easy Memrise course.


UPDATE: It isn't. I was completely confused. Oh well. Persian will have to wait a bit longer until I have time to deal with that script. :whistle:

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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby ceid donn » 2018-09-29, 19:59

Thanks, Langfocus...now I'm wanderlusting for Catalan. This video was uploaded while I was trying to find more Welsh videos. I'm totally distracted now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tobv2lu2exI

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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby księżycowy » 2018-09-29, 21:43

I'm becoming distracted by Chinese and Korean....

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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby Yasna » 2018-09-30, 0:43

księżycowy wrote:I'm becoming distracted by Chinese and Korean....

Don't do it! It's a trap!

Just kidding, I love them.
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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby księżycowy » 2018-09-30, 0:51

Too bad I want to get somewhere with Japanese first. :P

I will get there eventually though.

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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby linguoboy » 2018-10-01, 15:05

ceid donn wrote:Thanks, Langfocus...now I'm wanderlusting for Catalan. This video was uploaded while I was trying to find more Welsh videos. I'm totally distracted now.

One of the best Welsh dictionaries available online used to be Catalan-Welsh. I wish I knew more about the person who compiled it because it sounds like we're lost soulmates.
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