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by Brun Ugle
Thu May 25, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: Stuck at an A1 Level - German
Replies: 14
Views: 532

Re: Stuck at an A1 Level - German

At first, it took a long time to write 200 words and the recordings were full of pauses and ums, but I've noticed a big difference in my fluency and in the ease with which I speak and write. Even though I don't have anyone to correct me, I find that I get better at self-correcting as I go on. The p...
by Brun Ugle
Thu May 25, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: Stuck at an A1 Level - German
Replies: 14
Views: 532

Re: Stuck at an A1 Level - German

I'm in the same place with my German at the moment. I understand quite a bit and have a pretty good vocabulary thanks to its similarity to Norwegian, but I haven't yet learned to speak. I was in a similar place in Spanish too, but I've been working on it the past few months and I've been making such...
by Brun Ugle
Thu May 25, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: RR in Spanish when you can't trill
Replies: 11
Views: 226

Re: RR in Spanish when you can't trill

It took me years to learn it, so don't give up. I had struggled with it in Spanish, but for some reason I mastered it pretty easily in Finnish when I first started learning it. I think it was because of the different vowel sounds. Anyway, I was then able to transfer the trilled r from Finnish to Spa...
by Brun Ugle
Thu May 25, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Travel and Culture
Topic: The Polyglot Gathering, Bratislava 2017
Replies: 65
Views: 1902

Re: The Polyglot Gathering, Bratislava 2017

Will the presentations of our lovely members be available for those of us not able to make it? On youtube or elsewhere? The presentations do get recorded, but it may take some time before they are on YouTube as the editing is done by volunteers. It took several months before last year's started to ...
by Brun Ugle
Wed May 24, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Travel and Culture
Topic: The Polyglot Gathering, Bratislava 2017
Replies: 65
Views: 1902

Re: The Polyglot Gathering, Bratislava 2017

Too bad you can't come, Cavesa. :( Maybe next time. I was going to remind everyone to bring some treats for the international food festival and books for the book crossing. They are looking for both language learning books and ordinary books like novels though last year they specified that they didn...
by Brun Ugle
Tue May 23, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Travel and Culture
Topic: The Polyglot Gathering, Bratislava 2017
Replies: 65
Views: 1902

Re: The Polyglot Gathering, Bratislava 2017

The booklet is now available :D (note that Tim Owen's presentation is still being rescheduled) Aaaand I'm going, at least to Bratislava :D Still haven't registered officialy, waiting to clear up some questions with the organizers :D See you all! :shock: Are there no sports matches or anything that ...
by Brun Ugle
Sun May 21, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Brun Ugle makes plans and then ignores them – diary of an easily distracted tortoise 2017 (ES, DE, FI, EO, JA, NO)
Replies: 141
Views: 4895

Re: Brun Ugle makes plans and then ignores them – diary of an easily distracted tortoise 2017 (ES, DE, FI, EO, JA, NO)

I knew I wouldn’t do well on the 6WC this time around, and that I wouldn’t be able to do much once I got to Bratislava, but my times dropped much sooner than I’d expected. I unexpectedly found myself buried under a pile of paperwork and stress these past couple of weeks. It’s kind of bad timing beca...
by Brun Ugle
Fri May 19, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Travel and Culture
Topic: The Polyglot Gathering, Bratislava 2017
Replies: 65
Views: 1902

Re: The Polyglot Gathering, Bratislava 2017

@brun ugle.... Walking is soooo northern European. That's because everything is always less than a mile away. @brun ugle.... Walking is soooo northern European. Pub crawl? That, I might be able to interest him in. Especially since I owe him a beer. I wonder how far I can get him to walk though befo...
by Brun Ugle
Thu May 18, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Travel and Culture
Topic: The Polyglot Gathering, Bratislava 2017
Replies: 65
Views: 1902

Re: The Polyglot Gathering, Bratislava 2017

They just sent an email to those registered with more information about the event and location. And it looks like our badges (name tags) can be used as bus tickets during the Gathering. I'll never be able to convince rdearman to walk anywhere now! I made decisions on trips based on the old program. ...
by Brun Ugle
Wed May 17, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Travel and Culture
Topic: The Polyglot Gathering, Bratislava 2017
Replies: 65
Views: 1902

Re: The Polyglot Gathering, Bratislava 2017

They've updated the program and it looks much more interesting now. I'm going to need a time turner. I hope they add some descriptions soon. In some cases, it's a little difficult to know what a talk will really be about just from the title.

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