Wanderlust support group 5

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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby Car » 2020-11-05, 15:29

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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby Yasna » 2020-11-10, 18:49

I've been spending way too much time "dabbling" in Swedish. There are much more important languages I should be concentrating on. Self-control!
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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby Allekanger » 2020-11-10, 20:37

Yasna wrote:Swedish. There are much more important languages

:shock: :shock: *super offended*


I want Spanish. I wanna be fluent in using the past forms of verbs. Also Russian, any verb forms.
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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby Iván » 2020-11-14, 11:28

Italian, learning it since July.
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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby Antea » 2020-11-14, 13:49

Georgian, I don't have any idea why.

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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby vijayjohn » 2020-11-23, 2:21

eskandar wrote:Yeah Persian grammar is fairly similar to that of Romance languages

Do you think it's more similar to Romance languages than to other European languages, such as English? :hmm:
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Yasna wrote:Swedish. There are much more important languages

:shock: :shock: *super offended*


I want Spanish. I wanna be fluent in using the past forms of verbs. Also Russian, any verb forms.

I like how you were super offended and then said you were wanderlusting for two languages that have far more speakers. :lol:

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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby Allekanger » 2020-11-23, 17:59

vijayjohn wrote:I like how you were super offended and then said you were wanderlusting for two languages that have far more speakers. :lol:

Haha, yay, I'm glad I managed to convey the irony in that! :D

Wasn't actually offended though, was just playing :mrgreen: In fact, I kinda agree ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby eskandar » 2020-11-23, 20:35

vijayjohn wrote:
eskandar wrote:Yeah Persian grammar is fairly similar to that of Romance languages

Do you think it's more similar to Romance languages than to other European languages, such as English? :hmm:

I think Persian is more similar to Romance languages than to English in its verbal morphology (is that the right term?) and to some degree phonology (limited vowel inventory, mostly monophthongs, when compared with English). One area where Persian is more similar to English than to Romance would be the lack of grammatical gender. What do you think?
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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby vijayjohn » 2020-11-24, 1:34

Allekanger wrote:Wasn't actually offended though, was just playing :mrgreen:¯

I figured as much, but I enjoyed the joke. :mrgreen:
eskandar wrote:
vijayjohn wrote:
eskandar wrote:Yeah Persian grammar is fairly similar to that of Romance languages

Do you think it's more similar to Romance languages than to other European languages, such as English? :hmm:

I think Persian is more similar to Romance languages than to English in its verbal morphology (is that the right term?) and to some degree phonology (limited vowel inventory, mostly monophthongs, when compared with English). One area where Persian is more similar to English than to Romance would be the lack of grammatical gender. What do you think?

I think Persian is a pretty generic Indo-European language and English is just bizarre in some ways. :lol: The similarity with other Indo-European languages (combined with the high volume of resources for learning an awful lot of those languages) is a big part of the reason why it's so much easier for me to pick up Persian than it is to pick up Arabic. It's also why I wouldn't have thought to compare it to any particular (Western European :P) branch of Indo-European, though.

(But of course, knowing Turkish and Urdu doesn't hurt. :whistle: Knowing Arabic and even Swahili has also proved useful for the purpose of learning Persian at times).
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Re: Wanderlust support group 5

Postby linguoboy » 2020-11-24, 17:52

eskandar wrote:I think Persian is more similar to Romance languages than to English in its verbal morphology (is that the right term?)

I would say in its inflectional verbal morphology. Derivationally, I find it way more similar to English with the heavily reliance on phrasal verbs where Romance languages overwhelmingly prefer prefixing and suffixing. (This, in turn, leads to parallels in the syntax as well.)
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