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Postby Antea » 2019-08-05, 11:29

(ru) Watching a lot of Russian lately.

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Postby Antea » 2019-08-07, 19:32

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Now I am wanderlusting for Armenian...

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Re: TAC 2019 - Antea

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-08-09, 5:10

Are you focusing on MSA and also learning/trying to learn Egyptian Arabic? Sorry, I think you probably explained this before, but I don't remember now.

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Postby Antea » 2019-08-09, 19:01

vijayjohn wrote:Are you focusing on MSA and also learning/trying to learn Egyptian Arabic? Sorry, I think you probably explained this before, but I don't remember now.


Honestly, I just want to understand the language. The problem is that with the existing diglossia, they are making it very difficult :roll:

I started learning MSA, but then I realised that it was not enough to understand what people were saying. So now I started learning Egyptian dialect (mostly because my teacher is Egyptian).

But I am not really focusing on anything. The other day I finished to watch the “Al Hayba” series which were in another dialect (Lebanese, I think :hmm: ), and from time to time I also watch some videos from Maghrebi youtubers because here, it’s the most common dialect. So I really don’t know. I just wish I could understand the language without so many complications :roll:

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Re: TAC 2019 - Antea

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-08-10, 22:33

Is there some particular purpose that you wish you could understand Arabic for, or a particular spoken variety you wish you could understand? After all, even native speakers don't understand most varieties of Arabic! Maybe it could help to pick a spoken variety to try to learn alongside MSA and then try to learn the other varieties later? I think that's effectively what I've been doing at least.

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Postby Antea » 2019-10-05, 8:36

vijayjohn wrote:Is there some particular purpose that you wish you could understand Arabic for, or a particular spoken variety you wish you could understand? After all, even native speakers don't understand most varieties of Arabic! Maybe it could help to pick a spoken variety to try to learn alongside MSA and then try to learn the other varieties later? I think that's effectively what I've been doing at least.


No, there’s not really a particular purpose, I just like the language, that’s all. Lately I am having a hard time about it. It appears that I don’t speak well the Egyptian dialect, that means, that I mix it with MSA. And I suppose that this may sound horrible to the ears of a native speaker.

So, now, my teacher, wants to focuse more on verb conjugation, grammar and stuff like that. And I don’t think I can take it. And after all, what’s the point for me. I am never going to live in an Arabic speaking country :|

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Re: TAC 2019 - Antea

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-10-06, 3:27

Interesting, thanks for sharing and good luck with learning Arabic anyway! :)

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Re: TAC 2019 - Antea

Postby Antea » 2019-10-23, 18:55

I am already thinking of my new TAC. I definitely have to improve my Swedish. Maybe continue with Hebrew. And I am strongly wanderlusting for Syriac, Neo-Aramaic and Coptic. Lately, I am also wanderlusting for Greek (I think this is because of the Coptic alphabet).

I will maintain, or improve if possible, my level of German, Arabic, Russian, Italian and Portuguese (audio material).

And I would like to try Old Norse, though I don’t know really where to begin :hmm:

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Re: TAC 2019 - Antea

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-10-25, 12:06

Lucky you, I haven't even finished one TAC round this year yet! :lol:

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Re: TAC 2019 - Antea

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-11-05, 22:31

Interesting, I've never seen a Swedish article on Halloween before. Thanks for sharing!


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