Car wrote:What would you want to study?
voron wrote:Car wrote:What would you want to study?
I find the idea of working with tourists and use all my languages fascinating, and I can see myself doing that in the future.
voron wrote:I was recently thinking about how effective reading is compared to Anki. ...
voron wrote:I feel like it's become easier for me to speak Turkish than English.
Considering that I earn money with English, and Turkish is just a hobby, albeit I live in Turkey, it feels a bit uneasy.
eskandar wrote:voron wrote:I was recently thinking about how effective reading is compared to Anki. ...
I'm always thinking about whether there's a more effective way to go about this. In the end I don't think anything can compare to reading, but I see Anki as supplementary to reading (or other exposure to native content), not a replacement.
Doesn't seem so problematic to me, since your English is excellent, and as long as it's not creating any problems for you at work, who cares if you're even more skilled in another language?
voron wrote:I only wish I read books in English from time to time.
eskandar wrote:Why not do it? There are tons of books in English on the subjects you're interested in - maybe reading something on Turkey, Islam, languages, etc. would be fun?
Yeah, I read it a few years ago, and I remember disliking the book because I found some of the author's claims exeggerated. Perhaps I need to re-read it to see if it will now produce a different impression.If you've never read The Turkish Language Reform: A Catastrophic Success, I highly recommend it.
vijayjohn wrote:Are you still doing Kurmanji, voron? Or too busy for it for now because of work or something?
voron wrote:Would you have time for continuing working on the Hînker book? I've started missing Kurdish so I do think about resuming it.
voron wrote:And I wanderlusted a bit for Ottoman Turkish.
I found this beautiful book recently that has pictures of Ottoman signs on buildings in Fatih, a historical quarter in Istanbul, with transcriptions and translations to modern Turkish. And you know that I am a sucker for illustrations.
http://www.fatih.bel.tr/assets/file/Kit ... ifatih.pdf
Also this channel is great for Ottoman:
eskandar wrote:voron wrote:And I wanderlusted a bit for Ottoman Turkish.
One step closer to Persian!
voron wrote:eskandar wrote:voron wrote:And I wanderlusted a bit for Ottoman Turkish.
One step closer to Persian!
My wanderlust for anything gets suppressed quickly when I open an Arabic text and realize I only understand sporadic words.
eskandar wrote:It's been a lot of fun indulging in Unilang, but it's time to get off the Internet and focus more on work. I'll plan to return to the forum next summer. Bye!
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