TAC 2013 - ffrench [es, fi, is]

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TAC 2013 - ffrench [es, fi, is]

Postby ffrench » 2013-01-12, 13:26

I figure I should start this to serve as some sort of reminder for the year, even if it might just end up with the same fate as my other challenge threads (although I still might continue with some Guarani sometime).

The nominees for this year are, drumroll please:

    [flag]es[/flag] Español: I was learning this in tandem with French, but stopped taking Spanish, so the challenge is to keep it at around the same level. I'm at around B1~B2 level, and would like to be a secure B2 by the end of the year (without any plans to visit anywhere Hispanophone).

    [flag]fi[/flag] Suomi: A language I have a soft spot for, as the most-spoken relative of my native Hungarian, and, as Sophie told me, if I'm ever going to learn Finnish I need to get off my arse and not just look up random vocab on Wiktionary. While I learnt a few greetings and numbers a while ago, but I've forgotten half of it, but I want a comfortable A2.

    [flag]is[/flag] Íslenska: Icelandic has a special place in my heart, and I've always wanted to learn it, and, while I've gathered a good few materials, I haven't gone very far in the way of actually learning any, so the objective for this year is at least an A1.

I'll probably add some object of wanderlust during the year, but these three are the most practical options I've desired for some time. We'll see how it goes.

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Re: TAC 2013 – ffrench [es, fi, is]

Postby MillMaths » 2013-01-12, 15:51

Suomi on aivan hauska kieli! :D Toivon sinulle paljon onnea. 8-)

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Re: TAC 2013 - ffrench [es, fi, is]

Postby ffrench » 2013-01-12, 16:07

Kiitoksia paljon! Minä pidän suomesta kielestä.

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Re: TAC 2013 – ffrench [es, fi, is]

Postby MillMaths » 2013-01-12, 16:43

ffrench wrote:Kiitoksia paljon! Minä pidän suomen kielestä.
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Re: TAC 2013 – ffrench [es, fi, is]

Postby ffrench » 2013-01-12, 17:23

Sophie wrote:
ffrench wrote:Kiitoksia paljon! Minä pidän suomen kielestä.
:wink:

Kiitos. It'll be a fun challenge learning to tell elative and illative and things apart.

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Re: TAC 2013 - ffrench [es, fi, is]

Postby ffrench » 2013-01-20, 10:57

Finnish has fifteen cases and Icelandic has four, but Icelandic also has three genders and a distinction between strong and weak nouns. I know which one I prefer (although I haven't studied much of either yet).

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Re: TAC 2013 - ffrench [es, fi, is]

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Re: TAC 2013 - ffrench [es, fi, is]

Postby ffrench » 2013-01-31, 23:29

In the past few days, I have been working through the opening chapters of Learning Icelandic.

In addition, I just watched the campaign video from the Casa de la Cultura Afrouruguaya and was pleasantly surprised to realise I understood almost all of it, and that was with a Rioplatense accent!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRsoI-eyTEw

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Re: TAC 2013 - ffrench [es, fi, is]

Postby ffrench » 2013-04-09, 13:42

No updates in over 2 months? I'm impressed.

I've basically forgotten everything I know of Icelandic and Finnish, or rather pushed it to the back of my brain, to the extent that I feel like I have to start again. I can conjugate Finnish verbs more or less, but that's about it. It's unfortunate.

Luckily, with Spanish, despite having barely practiced, I know it still lives in my head by the fact I keep thinking of Hispanoequivalents when I'm trying to speak French. Tellement not beingtan kills me.


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