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by Xenops
Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Language Programs and Resources
Topic: Any Pimsleur Discount?
Replies: 37
Views: 1128

Re: Any Pimsleur Discount?

Thank you everyone for the feedback. :) As I read these replies, I remembered why I had an easier time with the Japanese course, and it was because I had already taken a year of college Japanese. When I came across grammar nuances in the first level, I could make educated guesses on the grammar (&q...
by Xenops
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Kazakhstan sets timeline for switch from Cyrillic to Latin alphabet
Replies: 8
Views: 458

Re: Kazakhstan sets timeline for switch from Cyrillic to Latin alphabet

Turkey's change from Arabic to Latin letters makes sense, because it's a vowel-heavy language (and Arabic is not). I'm not sure why the change from Cyrillic to Latin, though.

Another question: what was the reasoning behind making Cyrillic? Does it fit Russian better than the Greek alphabet?
by Xenops
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Xenops Mostly Tackles French (and some other languages)
Replies: 127
Views: 4721

Re: Xenops Mostly Tackles French (and some other languages)

Congratulations on taking the test and getting "scored an A1." That means we are both somewhat similar in our achievement levels and I don't have to be embarrassed about sharing what I don't know with you. :D Goodness Carmody, you underestimate yourself! I'm sure with finishing FIA you're...
by Xenops
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Xenops Mostly Tackles French (and some other languages)
Replies: 127
Views: 4721

Re: Xenops Mostly Tackles French (and some other languages)

I wanted to clarify: the instructor spoke French initially, but not during the entire interview. The initial parts consisted of "I'm the professor", "have a seat", "do you have the dialogue with you? Read it", etc. When she coached me on the R, she switched to English. ...
by Xenops
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: French In Action, as a learning device?
Replies: 161
Views: 6583

Re: French In Action, as a learning device?

Glad to hear my FIA comments are of some to you. Since you sound concerned in your Log re pronunciation you may wish to focus on the Audio Files part of FIA since there are so many. And congratulations on your great progress with the pronunciation and being able to understand what the teacher said ...
by Xenops
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: French In Action, as a learning device?
Replies: 161
Views: 6583

Re: French In Action, as a learning device?

It your comment earlier, Carmody, that made me start harvesting sentences from FIA so I don't forget the content. I've started putting them in Anki, and I will make progress when my semester is over.
by Xenops
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Xenops Mostly Tackles French (and some other languages)
Replies: 127
Views: 4721

Re: Xenops Mostly Tackles French (and some other languages)

This is a little update, saying I might not have much of a presence here for the next month: my instructors decided to give me all of the assignments this month rather than all the months previous. :? Then I'll have rotations, and virtually no homework! Woot! Then I'll tackle French with abandon. ;)...
by Xenops
Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Am I the only one who hates Harry Potter?
Replies: 84
Views: 5285

Re: Am I the only one who hates Harry Potter?

If I don't want real persons to invade my private life why should I then allow fictive ones to do so? You can remove the fictional ones so much easier. :lol: I devoured the HP books when I first read them in 2009, but the re-reading has spanned well over a year. ;) There are other books I'd be more...
by Xenops
Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Language Programs and Resources
Topic: French by Repetition (2000 Expressions ...)
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: French by Repetition (2000 Expressions ...)

Something that makes me concerned is the note on the bottom of the page: http://www.frenchbyrepetition.co.uk./modules_1-10.htm Translation is not an exact science. If you think you can improve a translation then email it to the address below. If we accept the improvement then we will list your name ...
by Xenops
Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Systematiker's attempt at a log
Replies: 267
Views: 9338

Re: Systematiker's attempt at a log

I confess that I am looking at your acronyms, and I'm comparing them to This Link, and I'm not sure what's what.

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