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TAC 2019 - Antea

Postby Antea » 2018-12-27, 9:59

It’s time to start a new TAC. So I’ve been thinking about my plans for language learning this year, and the languages I would like to focuse on, are the following:

(he) I have already started to learn some vocabulary and verbs, but my level is still just beginner. My goal is to be able to reach a B2 level, and I would like to focuse on listening and understanding.

I suppose it would be a big amount of work, since I am learning it almost from scratch. But now I feel motivated and I hope I would be able to continue with it.

(sv) Although it was among my last year languages, I only could say that I have reached some level in reading comprehension, but unfortunately not in listening. That means that it’s still a long way to go and that I should work more on vocabulary and video materials.

(ar), (ar -EG), (de), (ru)These languages I will be practicing and maintaining, as I am now used to do every year.

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Postby dEhiN » 2018-12-31, 20:29

Antea wrote:focuse[

I noticed you spelled focus with an e twice, so I'm not sure if they were typos or mistakes. But just in case you weren't sure, focus in English doesn't have an e.

Antea wrote:I suppose it would be a big amount of work, since I am learning it almost from scratch. But now I feel motivated and I hope I would be able to continue with it.

Colloquially, I think it's more common (at least in my sociolect) to use will with suppose and hope. There's nothing wrong with what you wrote at all, but using would makes me do a double-take.

Antea wrote:Although it was among my last year languages

I think it sounds a little better to use either "last year's language" or something like "languages (from/of) last year".

Antea wrote:used to doing

We generally say "used to" along with the present participle.

Do you think that your knowledge of Arabic might help or hinder your attempt to learn Hebrew? Also, what are you planning to use for both Hebrew and Swedish?
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Re: TAC 2019 - Antea

Postby Antea » 2018-12-31, 23:59

dEhiN wrote:Do you think that your knowledge of Arabic might help or hinder your attempt to learn Hebrew? Also, what are you planning to use for both Hebrew and Swedish?


Thanks for your corrections :D

I think that for the moment, my knowledge of Arabic is mostly helping me. I mean, there are some similar words, but in fact the language is not really so similar as for confusing me or mixing it.

For Hebrew I am using “Assimil” and “Colloquial Hebrew”, but at moment I mostly trying to familiarise myself with new words and acquiring more vocabulary.

In Swedish, I have finished reading “Assimil”, so next step would be to exercise my listening :roll: Are you still learning Swedish?

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Postby Antea » 2019-01-01, 0:00

dEhiN wrote:Do you think that your knowledge of Arabic might help or hinder your attempt to learn Hebrew? Also, what are you planning to use for both Hebrew and Swedish?


Thanks for your corrections :D

I think that for the moment, my knowledge of Arabic is mostly helping me. I mean, there are some similar words, but in fact the language is not really so similar as for to get confused with it or for mixing it.

For Hebrew I am using “Assimil” and “Colloquial Hebrew”, but at moment I am mostly trying to familiarise myself with new words and acquiring more vocabulary.

In Swedish, I have finished reading “Assimil”, so next step would be to exercise my listening :roll: Are you still learning Swedish?[/quote]

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Postby dEhiN » 2019-01-01, 4:11

Antea wrote:In Swedish, I have finished reading “Assimil”, so next step would be to exercise my listening :roll: Are you still learning Swedish?

No, I'm not. I would like to one day get back to it, but I feel like now that I have less time to dedicate to language studies, I would be better off concentrating on the 3 or 4 languages that I've wanted to become conversationally fluent in for the past few years. Those are Tamil, French, Spanish and Portuguese. After I accomplish that, then I'll look at trying other languages.
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Re: TAC 2019 - Antea

Postby Antea » 2019-01-18, 10:08

(he) I continue learning. So far I’ve reached the middle of the book, though I know that this doesn’t really mean anything :hmm: It’s still difficult to remember new vocabulary, and I am getting impatient (as always), because my comprehension level is still so low.

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Re: TAC 2019 - Antea

Postby Antea » 2019-01-22, 10:53

(he) I am doing some listening. This a video I have found explaining the reasons for celebrating “Tu Bishvat”, that I think was celebrated yesterday :hmm:

https://youtu.be/M5z7-9V3GE4

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Postby Antea » 2019-01-27, 10:56

(he) Another video about Tu Bishvat, this time about food.

https://youtu.be/2lzwE6C4WgE

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https://youtu.be/leO5ANHZaNE

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Re: TAC 2019 - Antea

Postby Antea » 2019-02-17, 16:15

It’s a video in Suroyo/Turoyo/Syriac (I don’t distinguish between them, or if there is any difference :hmm: ) and Swedish.
https://www.facebook.com/AssyriaTv/videos/569297993539947/

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Re: TAC 2019 - Antea

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-02-18, 7:46

In English, "Syriac" generally refers to an extinct language, not a variety of Neo-Aramaic, although I have also seen an example of a speaker of Assyrian Neo-Aramaic using "Syriac" to refer to their own variety (I'm not sure whether people who speak Turoyo also do this or not). I would guess that Assyria TV uses Assyrian Neo-Aramaic and not Turoyo. Turoyo is very different from Assyrian Neo-Aramaic; they are not mutually intelligible.


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