Total Annihilation Challenge 2010 anyone?

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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby Æxylis » 2009-12-11, 6:29

I'm sorry I don't stop by more often myself, I'm a bit nervous to do so :para:
anyway, hopefully since it's one of my taclangs, I may be more confident in it soon :D
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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby linguaholic » 2009-12-11, 13:52

I'm definitely taking Czech as TAC language. I might add another one, but I'm not sure about that yet.
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Postby Trapy » 2009-12-11, 16:32

started writing a blog, will try to update it every day i have a computer, or atleast twice a week.
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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby hashi » 2009-12-11, 21:52

lichtrausch wrote:Also, your claim is utter nonsense. If you want to find out just how intolerant Japan is compared with the Western world why don't you look at how many racial hate crimes and sexuality hate crimes have been committed in Japan in the last 50 years and then compare it to any major Western country.


I did. I spent 14 weeks studying such cases as part of my Social Conflict in Modern Japan paper second semester this year. So I would say I know a thing or two :)

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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby ''' » 2009-12-11, 22:52

that's the idea. Tell us what books you read, what if anything you translated, did you have a conversation in the target language, did you understand something you saw/heard. Any milesstones, so we know what you've acheived so far.
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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby Meera » 2009-12-12, 2:17

i'll do hindi :P

edit: I will do hindi and lebanese :P
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Postby TheKickInside » 2009-12-12, 2:52

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Lebanese Arabic, you mean? Why that particular dialect?
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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby Meera » 2009-12-12, 4:20

TheKickInside wrote:^
Lebanese Arabic, you mean? Why that particular dialect?


because i really dont like msa, and i love lebanese culture :P
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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby Bryon » 2009-12-12, 22:58

Seán and I decided to drop ASL and add Norwegian, Ancient Greek, and Latin. :D
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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby Trapy » 2009-12-13, 17:34

bryonj2255 wrote:Seán and I decided to drop ASL and add Norwegian, Ancient Greek, and Latin. :D


oh god, you people taking like 40 languages at once ><


... wait :oops:
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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby Sean of the Dead » 2009-12-13, 18:27

Trapy wrote:
bryonj2255 wrote:Seán and I decided to drop ASL and add Norwegian, Ancient Greek, and Latin. :D


oh god, you people taking like 40 languages at once ><


... wait :oops:

:lol: For Norwegian we already know the grammar (well, there's not a whole lot to learn anyways, it's pretty simple :P ) so we'll just be picking up tons of vocab, Scottish Gaelic is quite regular and not very difficult, and Ancient Greek and Latin, while both quite irregular, aren't that difficult. So, it's not a whole lot. 8-) :wink: At least were not as bad as Veqq who's doing like 7 that he'll never be able to stick with and will subsequently fail the challenge. :whistle:
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Postby ILuvEire » 2009-12-13, 19:38

Sean of the Dead wrote: :lol: For Norwegian we already know the grammar (well, there's not a whole lot to learn anyways, it's pretty simple :P ) so we'll just be picking up tons of vocab, Scottish Gaelic is quite regular and not very difficult, and Ancient Greek and Latin, while both quite irregular, aren't very difficult at all. So, it's not a whole lot. 8-) :wink: At least were not as bad as Veqq who's doing like 7 that he'll never be able to stick with and will subsequently fail the challenge. :whistle:

I wouldn't consider Ancient Greek or Latin very simple at all, but hey, to each his own I suppose :P

Are y'all in it to win it, or just for the experience? Like, I really don't care about the competition in anyway, I just feel that this challenge is a way for me to track my progress throughout the year and to stick with my langs.
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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby Merlin » 2009-12-13, 19:58

Sounds interesting. I'm tempted to join, though I don't have that much time.
Okay, I'm jumping in :D

I'm in for a Finno-Ugric TAC:
- Hungarian : I know the basics of the grammar (but not all), I can understand and produce simple sentences, so I'm at a beginner's level. My aim to be able to read novels without the help of the dictionary and write/talk at a reasonable speed (i.e. more than five words/minute :wink: ).

-Finnish: I scarcely know anything apart from a few sentences and words (it helps when you name your catfish names such as Kaunis-Kala...), and of course the Hakuna Matata song. My aim is also to be able to read novels without the help of the dictionary and write/talk at a reasonable speed.

I also intend to scrub my German and Latin skills, marry Icelandic, cajole my Lebanese and flirt with Turkish, but I'll leave that out of the TAC :wink:

I just feel that this challenge is a way for me to track my progress throughout the year and to stick with my langs.

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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby Jayan » 2009-12-13, 20:46

Sign me up for Danish and German! :D I can't wait!!
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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby Riptide » 2009-12-13, 23:03

I'll do Tagalog and Maori. 8-)
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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby Meera » 2009-12-14, 0:48

i'm thinking of adding persian to my TAC langs but are we allowed to do three?
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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby ''' » 2009-12-14, 0:53

well 4 would be optimal but 3 is fine.
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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby Trapy » 2009-12-14, 0:53

Meera wrote:i'm thinking of adding persian to my TAC langs but are we allowed to do three?


Add as many as you *really* want to do. Just don't add any which you think "well, maybe someday i will study that, but not for several months" :mrgreen:
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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby Riptide » 2009-12-14, 20:53

Hey, I really have nothing better to do, so I thought I'll just show the statistics of the languages that people are learning in the TAC 2010. You guys can correct me if any of these statistics are wrong. :)

As of 19 December 2009:

[flag]de[/flag] German (6)

[flag]ja[/flag] Japanese (5)

[flag]nl[/flag] Dutch (4)
[flag]he[/flag] Hebrew (4)
[flag]zh[/flag] Mandarin (4)
[flag]fa[/flag] Persian (4)
[flag]ru[/flag] Russian (4)

[flag]ar[/flag] Arabic (3)
[flag]fi[/flag] Finnish (3)
[flag]hi[/flag] Hindi (3)
[flag]pt[/flag] Portuguese (3)
[flag]es[/flag] Spanish (3)

[flag]grc[/flag] Ancient Greek (2)
[flag]eo[/flag] Esperanto (2)
[flag]it[/flag] Italian (2)
[flag]ko[/flag] Korean (2)
[flag]mi[/flag] Maori (2)
[flag]sv[/flag] Swedish (2)

[flag]art-aeo[/flag] Aeo (1)
[flag]ain[/flag] Ainu (1)
[flag]hy[/flag] Armenian (1)
[flag]bs[/flag][flag]hr[/flag][flag]sr[/flag] Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (1)
[flag]cs[/flag] Czech (1)
[flag]da[/flag] Danish (1)
[flag]et[/flag] Estonian (1)
[flag]fr[/flag] French (1)
[flag]el[/flag] Greek (1)
[flag]hu[/flag] Hungarian (1)
[flag]is[/flag] Icelandic (1)
[flag]id[/flag] Indonesian (1)
[flag]ga[/flag] Irish (1)
[flag]lv[/flag] Latvian (1)
[flag]ar-lb[/flag] Lebanese (1)
[flag]yua[/flag] Maya (1)
[flag]no[/flag] Norwegian (1)
[flag]ro[/flag] Romanian (1)
[flag]gd[/flag] Scottish Gaelic (1)
[flag]tl[/flag] Tagalog (1)
[flag]yi[/flag] Yiddish (1)

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By the way, Jaakuuta, your signature says your doing Korean as one of your for, while you posted that you were doing Hebrew. I said you were doing Hebrew.
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Re: Total Annihilation Challenge anyone?

Postby hashi » 2009-12-14, 21:02

Would be cool if someone else did Estonian too so it could be bumped up to 2 :)
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