How did you learn Frisian?

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How did you learn Frisian?

Postby Lauren » 2012-07-30, 22:46

In this thread I would like to share how members here are learning Frisian. I know there are several people here that have learned Frisian or are still learning it, and I would like to ask them to share with us all about how they learned it. Thank you very much. :)
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Re: How did you learn Frisian?

Postby Weerwolf » 2012-08-02, 17:21

Hello there!
I used edufrysk.com to learn the basics. Probably this is the best way to get started with Frysk as a beginner. This site has a built-in dictionary, so you don't have to buy one. Since I have not visited this site for a quite long time now, I have no idea whether there is a English-Frisian dictionary available. I reckon there isn't since the site is translated to Dutch only. I mentioned Dutch, in my opinion you need to be on a fairly good level in Dutch, because it is the source language to learn Frisian.
You should also have a look at Omrop Fryslân to get your ears used to the sounds of this beautiful language. I also use a book by P. Sipma: The phonology and grammar of Modern West Frisian. I also recommend reading Wikipedia articles in Frisian, since there are not many opportunities to read texts.
I wonder if there is a news-site written in Frisian.
EDIT: in fact I found one: itnijs.nl :)
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Re: How did you learn Frisian?

Postby Lauren » 2012-08-02, 17:34

Thank you very much! Your advice will prove quite helpful. I know of edufrysk, but I don't really understand how to use it yet.

I agree, Frisian does sound and look beautiful, and I'm going to begin learning it seriously. :)
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Re: How did you learn Frisian?

Postby Evenfall » 2014-11-04, 4:24

It's my second field of study (besides Scandinavian Studies). That's why I started learning it :D

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Re: How did you learn Frisian?

Postby Reinder » 2014-11-04, 23:03

Evenfall wrote:It's my second field of study (besides Scandinavian Studies). That's why I started learning it :D
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Re: How did you learn Frisian?

Postby Plaas » 2015-06-12, 19:36

Ik haw it al in bytsje fan myn familje meikrigen, mar sa learst fansels net de Fryske stavering... Ik lês ek graach Fryske literatuer, dat wol wol in bytsje helpe.
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