Saim's log 2017-2019

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Re: Saim's log 2017-2019

Postby Saim » 2019-09-05, 16:03

I'm going to try a new way to practice reading "hard" languages when an advanced beginner level in a way that's fun and not exhausting.

  1. Find an interesting article. This is the key step. Never read anything that's not compelling.
  2. Plug the entire article into Google Translate and read the entire English translation first. Don't try to read the article in the original looking up each new word, that's too hard and not fun or interesting, only working if you brute-force your way through it every day or combine it with classes.
  3. Compare the original to the translation sentence-by-sentence trying to see what corresponds to what, maybe look up some words (but not all new words).
  4. Make monolingual sentence cards in Anki only with easy sentences that have one new word. Never under any circumstances add hard sentences, skip all sentences with more than one new term.

The last two steps can be done at the same time or consecutively.

For the time being I'm only going to study Basque using this method. I will resist the temptation to do anything else.

Today I studied this Basque article:
https://www.deia.eus/2018/12/21/opinion ... /beautiful (Translation)


Here are the sentences/fragments I chose:

Euskara munduko hizkuntza politena dela erakustera nator
I want to show that Basque is the most beautiful language in the world

[...] baina aitortu behar dut:
[...] but I must admit:

bideoa ikusi dudanean [...] deseroso sentitu naiz.
when I saw the video [...] I felt uncomfortable.

Ez aipatu dituen hitzengatik
Not because of the words he mentioned

ez zait iruditu egokia lehen postu horretan jartzea euskara
I did not find it appropriate to put Basque in the first place

Ederra iruditzen zait gure hizkuntzaren edertasuna aldarrikatzea
I find it beautiful to proclaim the beauty of our language

Here are the cards I made:

Front: Euskara munduko hizkuntza politena dela erakustera nator
Back: Ikusaraztea, begien aurrean ipintzea; ikusten uztea.

ikusarazi (hacer visible)
ipini (poner)
utzi (dejar)


Front: ...baina aitortu behar dut:
Back: Huts bat edo gorde nahi den zerbait adierazi.

huts (error)
gorde (esconder)
adierazi - expresar


Front: bideoa ikusi dudanean deseroso sentitu naiz.
Back: Erosoa ez dena.


Front: Ez aipatu dituen hitzengatik
Back: Zerbait edo norbait ahotan hartu

ahots > ahotan


Front: ez zait iruditu egokia lehen postu horretan jartzea euskara
Back: Norbaiten ikuspegitik, zerbaitek edo norbaitek halako itxura izan

ikuspegi (punto de vista)
halako (tal, así)
itxura (forma)


Front: Ederra iruditzen zait gure hizkuntzaren edertasuna aldarrikatzea
Back: Zerbaiten eskakizun edo defentsa aldarrika egin

eskakizun (reivindicación)
aldarrika (a gritos)

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Re: Saim's log 2017-2019

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-09-05, 22:59

For some reason, I was thinking of Basque recently, too. :lol:

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Re: Saim's log 2017-2019

Postby księżycowy » 2019-09-06, 12:29

Basque study gr-?

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Re: Saim's log 2017-2019

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-09-06, 18:50

-oup!


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