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by MorkTheFiddle
Fri May 26, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Mork's Log 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 739

Re: Mork's Log 2017

Acting on a prompt and advice about a sync program by Zenmonkey, I put together a couple of videos whose texts were the first two poems from Contemplations by Victor Hugo: "Un jour je vis" et "À ma fille." The texts come from Gutenberg and the audio from a commercial vendor. The ...
by MorkTheFiddle
Thu May 25, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Travel and Culture
Topic: The Polyglot Gathering, Bratislava 2017
Replies: 74
Views: 1999

Re: The Polyglot Gathering, Bratislava 2017

Iversen wrote:Last year in Berlin I couldn't buy some tempting books from Buske because of the luggage limit.

Can you send books to yourself via mail or UPS (does UPS serve Europe?) or even by bus? Though maybe the freight rates are too high.
by MorkTheFiddle
Sun May 21, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Learning by listening to songs
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: Learning by listening to songs

I used Anki and the sub2srs tool to slice up a series of german music videos into something learnable - basically download the video, get the lyrics, sync that in a syncing program and then sub2srs and anki. It seems like a lot of work but it is actually also the first step that I used in learning ...
by MorkTheFiddle
Fri May 19, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Mork's Log 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 739

Re: Mork's Log 2017

Subs2str / Anki versions of Volver (Spanish) and Allied (French) have worked their way into my morning routine. Cuarteles de invierno by Osvaldo Soriano arrived at the library. Two chapters so far make it look like it's going to be fun. Nothing complicated about his style, but some of the words are ...
by MorkTheFiddle
Fri May 19, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Study Groups
Topic: Le groupe français 2016 - 2017 Les Voyageurs
Replies: 1028
Views: 50087

Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2017 Les Voyageurs

Part two: So the second and more important part of the question is where does one go with a question of this sort so as not to bother people? This is a forum for language learners. You are learning a language. You have asked a nontrivial question about the language you are learning. Hence, when you...
by MorkTheFiddle
Wed May 17, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: formal or informal on this forum
Replies: 21
Views: 584

Re: formal or informal on this forum

In this forum always address rdearman, iversen and me as "Your Majesty," but be informal with everyone else. :lol:
by MorkTheFiddle
Wed May 17, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: PM's French Courses Mission
Replies: 853
Views: 35972

Re: PM's French Courses Mission

Break a leg!
by MorkTheFiddle
Wed May 17, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: My phonetic log
Replies: 54
Views: 1029

Re: My phonetic log

Mork, think about that for a second. Have you ever made COOKIES from juicy fruits and sugar? For your reference, this is a "coolie" http://www.kitchenkonfidence.com/2010/07/cherry-coulis Well, I have seen and eaten cookies with fruit in them, and I've never even heard of coolies. But than...
by MorkTheFiddle
Tue May 16, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: My phonetic log
Replies: 54
Views: 1029

Re: My phonetic log

Keep practicing. Each recording is better than the one before. Well done and keep it up.

Note that there is a spelling error in the text you are using.

5. Coolies are made from juicy fruits and sugar.


should read

5. Cookies are made
etc.
by MorkTheFiddle
Tue May 16, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Study Groups
Topic: Le groupe français 2016 - 2017 Les Voyageurs
Replies: 1028
Views: 50087

Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2017 Les Voyageurs

tomgosse wrote:Try the sequence: apostrophe then the letter c. See attached picture. With the alt-gr and < key combo you must hold down the alt-gr key while you type the < key. Hope this helps
ç keys.jpg

Thanks for this, Tom. I will never type © instead of ç again. :)

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