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TAC 2021 - aaakknu

Posted: 2020-12-29, 17:56
by aaakknu
Here is my new TAC :)

(id) Indonesian
I would really love to get to B2. Let's see how it goes. I am ashamed of the fact that despite spending a year in Indonesia, my level is still so low.

(vi) Vietnamese
I want to learn another Asian language. I have been interested in the SE Asia region for quite some time. And I have always wanted to try a tonal language (it should be fun!). I have recently found some Vietnamese music that I like, so that revived my interest. I don't really know what my goal is for this language at the moment.

(kdr) Karaim
I have found a lot of resources for it already. Some of these I have at home; to use others, I will have to go to the library. I want to try to learn it seriously as much as I can. Learn the grammar, translate some literature.

(ukl) Ukrainian Sign
I had to abandon it two years ago, because I was too busy. Now I am returning back to it. I will probably start sometime in spring though.

(en) (es) (et)
Find a job with these! That's my goal.


Other languages: Finnish, Greenlandic, Tagalog, Livonian, Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, Azeri, Georgian, Caucasian (Lezgian, Avar), Austronesian (Hitu, Tulehu, Alune, Luhu, Sirisori), Papuan, Australian, Thai, Lao, Khmer, Burmese, Nepali, Hindi, Chinese, Swahili, Aslian, Malayalam.

(I will just play around with these. It is pointless and impossible to try to withstand the temptation. I know full well that I will doit anyway, so I'm just "officially" making it a part of my TAC).

Re: TAC 2021 - aaakknu

Posted: 2020-12-29, 18:01
by vijayjohn
All those languages but no Malayalam? :doggy:

Re: TAC 2021 - aaakknu

Posted: 2020-12-29, 19:17
by aaakknu
vijayjohn wrote:All those languages but no Malayalam? :doggy:

Ok, I'll add Malayalam to make you happy :wink:

Re: TAC 2021 - aaakknu

Posted: 2020-12-29, 20:08
by księżycowy
aaakknu wrote:
vijayjohn wrote:All those languages but no Malayalam? :doggy:

Ok, I'll add Malayalam to make you happy :wink:

Please, don't. It'll just encourage his advertising it.

Re: TAC 2021 - aaakknu

Posted: 2020-12-30, 2:25
by vijayjohn
księżycowy wrote:
aaakknu wrote:
vijayjohn wrote:All those languages but no Malayalam? :doggy:

Ok, I'll add Malayalam to make you happy :wink:

Please, don't. It'll just encourage his advertising it.

Careful, she might think you're actually being serious! :P

Re: TAC 2021 - aaakknu

Posted: 2020-12-30, 9:02
by księżycowy
I am serious

Re: TAC 2021 - aaakknu

Posted: 2021-01-11, 0:19
by dEhiN
Hola aaakknu, ¿como estás?

How did you acquire a lot of resources for Karaim? I always think it's great when lesser-known languages have multiple resources for it. Of course, it helps when one if fluent or advanced in 2 or more well-known languages; one can more easily find resources.

Also, how are you hoping to get a job using English, Spanish and Estonian? Are you hoping to get a translation or interpretation job? If I recall correctly, you had studied linguistics a few years ago, right? Are you wanting to get into linguistic study of these three languages?

Re: TAC 2021 - aaakknu

Posted: 2021-01-26, 21:45
by aaakknu
dEhiN wrote:Hola aaakknu, ¿como estás?

How did you acquire a lot of resources for Karaim? I always think it's great when lesser-known languages have multiple resources for it. Of course, it helps when one if fluent or advanced in 2 or more well-known languages; one can more easily find resources.

Also, how are you hoping to get a job using English, Spanish and Estonian? Are you hoping to get a translation or interpretation job? If I recall correctly, you had studied linguistics a few years ago, right? Are you wanting to get into linguistic study of these three languages?


I found some resources in the library and some online.
However, they aren't textbooks. There are grammars, dictionaries (in Russian, Polish, German) and some short books and magazines published in Karaim without any translation. So, it's not going to be easy to use them.
You can see the list in my Karaim thread.

I'd like a translation job at the moment. Linguistic study is not an option at the moment.

Sorry for late reply.

Re: TAC 2021 - aaakknu

Posted: 2021-01-26, 22:17
by aaakknu
These will probably be my textbooks for the first half of the year:

1. BIPA B1 textbook
2. Essential Vietnamese
3. Essential Hindi
4. Zwięzła gramatyka języka zachodniokaraimskiego z ćwiczeniami (this is the most recent Karaim grammar published, so I expect it to be more accurate)

Vijay, what can you recommend for Malayalam?

Re: TAC 2021 - aaakknu

Posted: 2021-01-27, 3:51
by vijayjohn
aaakknu wrote:Vijay, what can you recommend for Malayalam?

See here plus księżycowy's post below that. Don't hesitate to ask him if you want the audio materials. I'm sure he will also be willing to share access to any other materials he might have with you.

Re: TAC 2021 - aaakknu

Posted: 2021-01-27, 15:48
by aaakknu
vijayjohn wrote:
aaakknu wrote:Vijay, what can you recommend for Malayalam?

See here plus księżycowy's post below that. Don't hesitate to ask him if you want the audio materials. I'm sure he will also be willing to share access to any other materials he might have with you.

Thanks!

Re: TAC 2021 - aaakknu

Posted: 2021-01-27, 16:32
by księżycowy
1) No, I don't mind sharing access to anything I have.

2) What was the link to the BIPA materials again?

Re: TAC 2021 - aaakknu

Posted: 2021-01-27, 22:46
by aaakknu
księżycowy wrote:1) No, I don't mind sharing access to anything I have.

2) What was the link to the BIPA materials again?

I don't remember, but I think the last time I checked, the link was dead. I will try to find it again. Or if you want, I will send it to you, I have downloaded all the textbooks.