I think that even the previous very verbose posts do contain some useful information, too. But you have been warned .
This is a certain project of mine I already have been sharing with some other people outside of the forum (if you can "share" a project ). So I'd really like to do it here, too.
This "no output without prior input" log is for logging my progress related to both of this:
- The ability of answering questions on languages that already are on my learning list (but not corrections)
- The ability of answering questions on languages that aren't on my learning list (but not corrections)
It is meant for any of those:
- anything on my learning list, and also English and German
- anything which isn't on my learning list, but there are enough easily accessible resources available, i.e., for example, Russian, Finnish, Catalan, Korean, Czech, Indonesian, Hungarian, Urdu, Haitian Creole, ... (I hope you get the picture )
- And it is also for languages with not too many easily accessible resources available, like Cherokee and Inuktitut. One should just keep in mind that speaking of those, especially very advanced questions wouldn't be always possible to answer due to the lack of sources that are sufficient and reliable. Having said that, asking questions about them still is Very Possible.
If you are curious why this log isn't meant at all for corrections, I already explained it elsewhere on this forum. Even if I what I wrote was about German in particular.
SomehowGeekyPolyglot wrote:And as for myself theoretically making corrections, in addition to them requiring myself to use German (already mentioned the effect above a short time ago ), there even would be an additional battery draining factor. They would remind me of school, in addition to requiring a great amount of thinking. Because it is at least easier to know that it simply is possible to say something in a certain way. But to know that something certainly is outside of the scope of Standard German there is a lot of additional thinking required, because for many things, there are several possibilities of saying them.
However, I do want to emphasize that this log is about German, too.
Questions can be asked in any of the following:
English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Swahili, Esperanto, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Afrikaans and Japanese.
Factors that can facilitate my ability of giving both a more complete and a more non-slow answer:
- Asking in a language that I already have done some advancements with. This easily can be known by reading this learning list:
PT (pre-A1 / B2), IT (pre-A1 / B2), RO (pre-A1 / B2), SV/DA/NO (pre-A1 / B2), SWA (A2 / B1), EO (pre-A1 / B2), FR (B1 / B2), ES (B2), NL (A1 / B2), AF (pre-A1 / B2), JP (A1).
In this case, it is especially important to look at whatever I mentioned after, rather than before, the slash. Because this is the Maximum Reading Understanding Ability. If you ask in one of my less advanced languages, then doing so is still Very Possible. However, it also can cause some delay, because I possibly need to look up some words to be even able to understand the question. Still, this isn't a challenge I am not willing to take. And as for my less advanced languages, asking the question using very basic words can help, too .
- Asking about a language that I already have done some advancements with. This isn't a repetition of the last paragraph . Not at all. It is about something entirely different. But you can also ask about both of my less advanced languages, and those I didn't even include on my list. I am Fully and Entirely Dead Serious about what I wrote right now. Yes, I really am offering the possibility of asking me questions about languages I do not even know yet. What's more, I am not restricting this offer to the beginner's level either. You can ask questions related to any level, although not all of those would necessarily be able to be answered in the same pace (as in: "speed" ). Possibly I would need to do some longer research. But again, this isn't a challenge I am not willing to take. Also, I am very grateful of already having a not-so-small experience with doing research like this. Even if some wouldn't really agree to some of my ideas, I'd still like them to know that nothing what I said is what it could seem to some of you.
- Asking questions that aren't too specific, but asking those which are more broad-scope and generic than others.
When I am posting a reply, what I have in mind is any of the following:
- Posting an answer while also citing my sources
- Posting an answer while giving you the possibility to be able to know whether the answer is correct or not, even if sometimes I, in the case of the sources being online, wouldn't link to them because of certain reasons. They can include, for example, a web site being a useful resource, other than it also having a commercial part with a Tricky Sign Up Fine Print that easily can cost 20$ per month, after a "free/1$ trial month". This is just one out of several examples for a possible reason preventing me from providing the link.
- Writing an answer about German as a native of it
- Pointing out that your existing knowledge of a certain language can be used to find out by yourself whether the answer is correct or not, while also telling you how to do it
- Writing a partial answer, in case that I wasn't able to fully unravel that particular language "mystery" . So I would be giving you some puzzle pieces at least, and you could assemble them by yourself later.
Of course there also could be a few cases where I am unable to provide any answer. I do not promise to be able to answer any particular question. Instead, what I am simply stating is that I do intend to do my very best to be able to do so.
Questions about any language can be asked by PM or by replying to this thread. Although I prefer PM for the purpose of keeping this thread as short and information-dense as possible.
There is one more thing that also can contribute to myself being able to give a both more complete and more non-slow answer. Because of myself doing some Really Major Interlinking between any language I am reading about, and my number one project which is The Language of All Things Communication, providing input for that project (link mentioned in the signature) also can help those creative juices flow some more. Although it isn't required at all to provide any input. You can ask several questions or even many (but not all of them at once ) for this log without ever providing a single sentence of input on my main project.
Also, in case you do decide to participate there, I'd like you to note that this isn't an "Exchange Trade Business Deal" or anything like that . I may be able to produce a lot of output on this Creative Juices log without yourself ever contributing to the other one. And in some cases, I possibly wouldn't be able to answer some questions in this Creative Juices log even if you provided some input elsewhere.
And there is something I'd also like to mention at this point because it has a great importance to me. I'd really like to not include anything in this thread that easily can be controversial . This is because I'd love this thread to be as pleasant to read for anyone, even if their backgrounds vastly differ.