TAC - voron (Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic)

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Re: TAC - voron (Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic)

Postby voron » 2019-04-21, 10:07

Work has been crazy recently. I just don't have time for anything else; and I had such a good momentum with Arabic! And this craze at work will last well into July.

The bright side, I am enjoying active rest on the weekends and travelling to various places in Turkey.

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Re: TAC - voron (Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic)

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-04-21, 15:12

Yikes, good luck with work then!
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vijayjohn wrote:Speaking of the KST thread, do you think you could correct my last translation there? Pweeeease? :doggy:

Sorry, I didn't even see that you posted another translation. :o Corrected!

I forgot to say thanks for this! (Well, maybe I said it on the thread itself, but still!).

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Re: TAC - voron (Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic)

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-04-21, 18:50

Also, I know this isn't important or anything, but remember this Turkish documentary about Afghanistan you posted once?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tsauFJQbhU
I remember I was wondering what the theme song in this documentary was (the one repeated in the background over and over again from 0:14 to 0:53), and I finally found it! It's a Dari song by Hamdard Bashir called "Maida Maida" filmed in Germany:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmKyGFL7EMw

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Re: TAC - voron (Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic)

Postby voron » 2019-05-12, 0:21

I resumed my Arabic reading. Read 100 pages of قصص النبيين and I'm liking it a lot.

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Re: TAC - voron (Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic)

Postby voron » 2019-05-12, 20:48

I'm putting Kurdish on hold for the two forthcoming weeks. I am going home to Minsk for two weeks and I don't want to take my Kurdish books with me because they can cause me trouble at the airport.

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Re: TAC - voron (Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic)

Postby Car » 2019-05-13, 7:44

Can't you do something online?
Please correct my mistakes!

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Re: TAC - voron (Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic)

Postby voron » 2019-05-13, 14:04

Car wrote:Can't you do something online?

Vijay and I are following a book in our Kurmanji Study Group thread so my message was addressed to Vijay in the first place, to let him know I won't post in the group for 2 weeks.

Yeah I have this book in PDF, I just don't like doing it from the computer screen.

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Re: TAC - voron (Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic)

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-05-14, 0:49

Hey voron! Yeah, that's fine; I can wait. I never lack things to do anyway. :P

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Re: TAC - voron (Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic)

Postby voron » 2019-05-26, 14:46

I'm back in Turkey.

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Re: TAC - voron (Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic)

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-05-27, 7:36

Tekrar hoş geldin!

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Re: TAC - voron (Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic)

Postby voron » 2019-06-02, 19:24

voron wrote:Work has been crazy recently. I just don't have time for anything else; and I had such a good momentum with Arabic! And this craze at work will last well into July.

Still the same craze at work.

I read 40 more pages of my Arabic reader. Also, changed my goals for Arabic a bit. Now that I am in Antalya where there are no Syrians so I don't get to hear Syrian Arabic daily, I lost motivation for learning it; but I gained more motivation for MSA instead. I will try and go through all the Arabic readers I bought.

Nothing much about my other languages.

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Re: TAC - voron (Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic)

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-06-02, 19:45

Yeah, I don't have as much motivation for learning Syrian Arabic as I did back when I had people to practice it with, either. I think I still have more for Syrian than I do for MSA but have been slowly developing more motivation for MSA as well.

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Re: TAC - voron (Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic)

Postby voron » 2019-06-02, 23:59

I wish we could do something together for MSA. I decided to reduce the computer screen time though, so it has to be a paper resource.

EDIT: And sorry, not Kalila and Dimna. I can print it out, but honestly I find it boring. :P

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Re: TAC - voron (Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic)

Postby eskandar » 2019-06-06, 21:39

voron wrote:I wish we could do something together for MSA. I decided to reduce the computer screen time though, so it has to be a paper resource.

EDIT: And sorry, not Kalila and Dimna. I can print it out, but honestly I find it boring. :P

I'd love to do something for MSA, I'm trying to work on it more these days and have put colloquial Arabic on hold for awhile. I'm OK with using another source (though I'll still keep working my way through Kalila wa Dimna on my own). Any suggestions? I really like using guided readers, so maybe there's another one that would be more interesting? There are several available on LibGen that you could print out.
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Re: TAC - voron (Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic)

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-06-07, 6:37

I'm still working through Kalila wa Dimna, too, so you won't be alone, and I'll hopefully be joining both of you. :)

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Re: TAC - voron (Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic)

Postby księżycowy » 2019-06-07, 12:46

I'll hopefully be joining both of you.

Not if I have anything to say about it!

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Re: TAC - voron (Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic)

Postby voron » 2019-06-10, 12:49

So the heat at work has been down a bit, and I can spend more time on studying.

I want to read my Arabic readers at least 3 times a week, and each time I'm going to post a photo of one page from what I read.

My readers are:
Four levels of the series "Hikayelerle Arapça öğreniyorum" (Learning Arabic with stories)
قصص النبيين للأطفال (Stories of the Prophets for children) -- this one is available on archive.org

All of them are bilingual in Turkish and Arabic.

eskandar wrote:I really like using guided readers, so maybe there's another one that would be more interesting? There are several available on LibGen that you could print out.

Can you point me to any of them? I'm too lazy to search. :whistle:
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Re: TAC - voron (Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic)

Postby voron » 2019-06-10, 13:11

Here's my today's read:
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It's the fourth book of the first level of the series "Learning Arabic with stories". The books are really small: if you remove all the illustrations and translations, the text will fit into one page.

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Re: TAC - voron (Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic)

Postby eskandar » 2019-06-10, 19:19

voron wrote:Can you point me to any of them? I'm too lazy to search. :whistle:

Do any of these appeal to you?
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Re: TAC - voron (Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic)

Postby voron » 2019-06-10, 19:55

eskandar wrote:Do any of these appeal to you?

Let's see. The ones that I'm already familiar with:
Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar, "Easy Arabic Reader" -- kind of nice, but I already did more than a half of it, and I don't want to do it again.
Abdur Rahim, "Madinah Arabic Reader Book" - this one is too simple (and I did it too when I was studying from the Madinah Arabic book)

The others look both interesting and challenging. I will get to them at some point. I am especially intrigued by "The Travels of Ibn Battuta".

Do you know any readers with the religious content? I'm absolutely delighted by قصص النبيين للأطفال and I devoured 150 pages of it in just a few sits.


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