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Postby księżycowy » 2019-01-13, 1:49

I'm still holding on to hope, but also letting the dust settle. Thank you Vijay.

I'll reply to some of the other stuff later. Dobranoc.

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Postby vijayjohn » 2019-01-13, 1:53

Dobranoc! :)

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Postby księżycowy » 2019-01-13, 14:35

vijayjohn wrote:I have a number of books that are just copies (or, less often, adaptations) of the same book in a different language as well as some multilingual books and documents. The problem with this is that it takes me a long time just to read one book, let alone the same book in multiple languages, and I've never actually had enough discipline to do something like that effectively.

So, you don't think I should learn Sorbian through German textbooks?

Or Irish?

I think I just usually prefer studying languages through English because it's easier to find materials for doing that than it is to find materials for learning it monolingually with a dictionary or whatever.

Which is probably because of the weird ass languages you're interested in. :P

You don't need to apologize to me! Like I said elsewhere, I have plenty on my linguistic plate already. :P Everybody runs into times when they can't dedicate a lot of time to studying, and that's exactly the time when I can try to get caught up on things I've been unable to do for a long time, like (in this case) Portuguese, the Biblical Hebrew lessons Ser did, and the stories in Kalila wa Dimna that eskandar and voron have already read but I haven't.

But! But! Polish, Irish (and German) are your top priorities!

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Postby voron » 2019-01-13, 19:17

księżycowy wrote:But! But! Polish, Irish (and German) are your top priorities!

I appologize! :evil:

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Postby vijayjohn » 2019-01-13, 19:45

No, no, I apologize because I totally forgot to reply to księżycowy!
księżycowy wrote:So, you don't think I should learn Sorbian through German textbooks?

Or Irish?

I mean, you can try if you like, but it's an uphill battle. How fast and/or often do you read shit? I take forever.
Which is probably because of the weird ass languages you're interested in. :P

Yeah, kind of. Like yours are any less weird. :lol:
Polish, Irish (and German) are your top priorities!

Repeat this as a mantra to yourself. ;)

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Postby księżycowy » 2019-01-13, 21:54

Om Polish Irish German, Om Polish Irish German, Om....

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Postby vijayjohn » 2019-01-13, 23:09

I actually just meant German and Polish, but as long as you got those in there, too...! :lol:

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Postby księżycowy » 2019-01-13, 23:20

I know you did, so I had to add Irish. :hmpf:

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Postby księżycowy » 2019-01-14, 14:42

Hey, Vijay, I also have Einfürung in das kolonialzeitlich K'ich'e. What do you think about learning the language of the Popol Vuh? :P

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Postby vijayjohn » 2019-01-14, 17:08

I think maybe it could help with the K'iche' group?

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Postby księżycowy » 2019-01-14, 17:21

I also have some textbooks in Japanese. Those could be fun! :D

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Postby vijayjohn » 2019-01-14, 17:30

Okay, I have to admit, there are some cases where the best resource I've found so far for learning a given language has been a language other than English. In particular, the best resource (or at least the most useful one IMO) I've managed to find and use for (any variety of) Quechua so far is in Spanish (EDIT: same for Yucatec Maya, I think), and the best resources I know of for Northern Frisian and Plattdeutsch are in (Standard) German. I think the best one I know of for both Western Frisian and Eastern Frisian may be in Dutch. My studies of Oirata and Teiwa also frequently lead me to look for or at resources in Indonesian.

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Postby księżycowy » 2019-01-14, 17:34

Oooooooo! What do you have/know about for Plattdeutch and Northern Frisian!?

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Postby vijayjohn » 2019-01-14, 17:53

Radio Bremen and Friesisch für Anfänger, respectively (they at least used to be both available for free online with audio)

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Postby księżycowy » 2019-01-14, 18:59

I'll have to look around for the Frisian stuff. I remember the Radio website.

In the meantime, when shall we start some Obersorbisch?

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Re: 2019 Blog - księżyc

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-01-14, 19:38

Once we've done some German and Polish? :P

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Postby księżycowy » 2019-01-14, 20:08

So, five minutes from now?

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Re: 2019 Blog - księżyc

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-01-14, 20:18

You've already done some German and Polish? I thought you said you weren't going to do anything in any language until next week.

But sure, if you have.

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Postby księżycowy » 2019-01-14, 20:20

I said "next week" a day or two ago, as in today through Sunday.

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Re: 2019 Blog - księżyc

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-01-14, 20:24

So when you apologized for not getting back into languages "until next week," you meant "within two days"? Gee, I'm so upset! :lol:


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