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by DaveBee
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Old Norse
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Old Norse

A short video about a project between University of York & Jorvik Centre where they attempted to recreate/speak Old Norse: https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=1s&v=_OKxzSKzJe0 Edit: because I am a technophobe I can't embed the video :lol: York also hosts an early music festival , and is apparentl...
by DaveBee
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Anecdotal evidence for extensive TV series
Replies: 19
Views: 468

Re: Anecdotal evidence for extensive TV series

rdearman wrote:Also if anyone knows any actual studies done with papers published?
Reineke mentioned a chinese study on another thread.
by DaveBee
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Ani's 2017 Log
Replies: 146
Views: 4745

Re: Ani's 2017 Log

Congrats on the new arrival!
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An american lady with a nice voice has recorded some of the Just William books for Librivox, so you could let your other children listen so that they know what to expect. :)
by DaveBee
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: The great push to C2 (French)
Replies: 82
Views: 3726

Re: The great push to C2 (French)

I'm also using this time to start filling in some of the knowledge gaps I have in French history - I don't know much about the early 20th century domestically (I studied/worked on colonization so I'm better with the colonies), and there are many gaps prior. If anyone knows of a Peter Calvocoressi-s...
by DaveBee
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Listening vs Comprehension (and the case against TV) [interesting article]
Replies: 38
Views: 1066

Re: Listening vs Comprehension (and the case against TV) [interesting article]

The Hypnoseries transcripts I have used usually do match - well worth a look. I tried with a radio adaption of Romeo and Juliette paired with a wikisource script, then a french dub of the 1968 Lion in Winter film paired with the english language stage play text, so some differences should have been...
by DaveBee
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Listening vs Comprehension (and the case against TV) [interesting article]
Replies: 38
Views: 1066

Re: Listening vs Comprehension (and the case against TV) [interesting article]

I've done lots of intensive listening by ripping French Buffy, Dr Who and Game of Thrones episodes to audio and then breaking them down into scenes. With the Hynoseries transcripts, it is possible to do exactly what the author says. I find such short bursts of study without visual context to be ver...
by DaveBee
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Languid Language Learning
Replies: 486
Views: 23494

Re: Languid Language Learning

Finally, I bought a boxset of Jane Austen TV adaptations dubbed into French. I currently have nothing to play them on, but Jane and I will find a way. !!!!!!!!! I've been dithering about doing this too. Ever since I came across a thread of You and ... MamaPata(?) fan-girling over Ms Austen. Since t...
by DaveBee
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Mork's Log 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: Mork's Log 2017

French, also not on the Snippet Plan, wasted a lot of my time yesterday because I was looking for something legal to watch with French subtitles, or, failing that, English subtitles. Crime dramas featuring blood and guts, drugs or prostitutes bore me. What more can be said about those topics? What ...
by DaveBee
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Sillygoose1's Language Extraordinaire
Replies: 134
Views: 9371

Re: Sillygoose1's Language Extraordinaire

French: I've been watching some really cool documentaries lately and found a lot of cool books on Medieval history by experts, the French Revolution, and a really cool series of books called Le Livre Noir. I don't know if it's actually a series or not, but I found that title in works on the French ...
by DaveBee
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Ani's 2017 Log
Replies: 146
Views: 4745

Re: Ani's 2017 Log

Ani wrote:some Priests have drawn the line at Klingon
I was browsing the Duolingo website the other day, they actually have a Klingon course! :shock:

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