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linguoboy wrote:(I've never seen [ɬ] mapped to [ʃ] before.)
kevin wrote:What other sound would you expect it to be mapped to?
IpseDixit wrote:Also, I need to study words in a serious way because if I only relied on lexical similarity, I would always be left wondering "am I just 'portuguesizing' Italian words or are they real Portuguese words?"
Yasna wrote:The idea is that this combined with a little additional "normal" studying should allow me to access compelling content to use for comprehensible input earlier than would normally be possible. I have come to this point after my struggles with Korean. Between the quasi-abandonment of Hanja and the divergent pronunciations compared to Japanese, Sino-Korean vocabulary just wasn't transparent enough on a whole to make Korean "transparent" to me, and I can't see myself spending years learning any more relatively opaque languages by traditional methods.
Saim wrote:IpseDixit wrote:Also, I need to study words in a serious way because if I only relied on lexical similarity, I would always be left wondering "am I just 'portuguesizing' Italian words or are they real Portuguese words?"
What about writing and speaking?
Saim wrote:Good luck, let us know how it goes!
Have you thought of using an etymological dictionary for Korean to make some of the Sinitic loanwords stick more easily?
Surgeon wrote:So çanta (bag) comes from Persian. I have encountered this word in Turkish, Greek (tsanta), Bulgarian and Georgian. Nice.
linguoboy wrote:I have a weekly gaming group where we play tabletop RPGs. Then tend to like the looser, more cooperative kind where we all build the setting together. They are all essentially English monolinguals so naturally, when they name things, they restrict themselves to coinages which adhere to the restrictions of English phonology.
Lur wrote:Of course, when I said this my partner pointed out I play on the weekends in English, and I hadn't realized that
mōdgethanc wrote:Trying to make English more like Latin is one of the worst things to happen to English. I go out of my way to split infinitives just to own the classicists.
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