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by Teango
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Ka upane! 2017.1 (NZSL ☾, Hawaiian ☾, Russian ☉)
Replies: 22
Views: 752

Re: Ka upane! 2017.4 (NZSL ☾, Hawaiian ☾, Russian ☉)

https://teango.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/boat-negativespace-300px.jpg source: negativespace.co I continue to struggle with serious health issues, so progress has been much slower than hoped this month. Nevertheless, I've tried to keep up with some of my core languages in a hit-and-miss fashion, a...
by Teango
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Rules of memory 'beautifully' rewritten
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Rules of memory 'beautifully' rewritten

Here's a link to the original study cited in this BBC article: Kitamura, T., Ogawa, S. K., Roy, D. S., Okuyama, T., Morrissey, M. D., Smith, L. M., Redondo, R. L., & Tonegawa, S. (2017). Engrams and circuits crucial for systems consolidation of a memory. Science, 356 (6333), 73-78. I haven't rea...
by Teango
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: Hours needed to "maintain" a language
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Hours needed to "maintain" a language

Professor Argüelles wrote several interesting posts about this very topic on the old forum (and for those new to the forum, let me simply say that he has an incredible wealth of experience and knowledge when it comes to maintaining a lot of languages). Knowing how easy it is for these gems to get lo...
by Teango
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Language challenges & teams
Topic: April Vocabulary Challenge
Replies: 80
Views: 2222

Re: April Vocabulary Challenge

Unfortunately the second half of this month has been a bit of a study washout for me due to health reasons. Having learned little more than 50 words, it still brings my total up to 500 new words in Hawaiian for this challenge. And although it may only be 25% of my original goal ( note to future self...
by Teango
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Lilly's log - French, Russian and reluctant Spanish
Replies: 222
Views: 6943

Re: Lilly's log - French, Russian and reluctant Spanish

Oh dear! When I first attempted to learn Russian I had a very interesting discussion with my mum about which kind of wood is used to kill vampires according to myths in Germany and in Russia. It's a different kind and I decided not to learn any of those Russian words my mum was throwing at me :lol:...
by Teango
Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Language challenges & teams
Topic: April Vocabulary Challenge
Replies: 80
Views: 2222

Re: April Vocabulary Challenge

Just checking in at the 2 week point with a total of 450 new words. I think my eyes were bigger than my tummy when I wrote down an initial goal of 2,000 in a month, but I'm happy to make progress all the same.
by Teango
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Dialogue-rich Computer Games in Second Languages?
Replies: 115
Views: 11264

Re: Dialogue-rich Computer Games in Second Languages?

I read about a Spanish language learning game on Reddit today and downloaded the app to my wife's iPhone for under a dollar: Learn Spanish with Ruby Rei . The developer says the game has over 1,000 lines of recorded dialogue and that the gameplay is about 3-5 hours ( edit: it took me just over 2 hou...
by Teango
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Tarvos' новый лог
Replies: 469
Views: 28286

Re: Tarvos' новый лог

What did you think of Pelevin? I'm considering adding him to my Russian reading list, having heard his name recommended now and then on both this and the old forum.

(Congratulations on being able to read Kundera now in the original, by the way!)
by Teango
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Language Programs and Resources
Topic: Contest: The Worst Language Programmes Ever
Replies: 29
Views: 2141

Re: Contest: The Worst Language Programmes Ever

As far as I know it doesn't actually exist, but if there were a course (or series of courses) with titles like: "I can make you speak [insert language(s) of choice" by Paul McKenna, ...I think those would be candidates. Horrible thought: perhaps they really do exist... I don't think our n...
by Teango
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Does early speaking lead to fossilized mistakes?
Replies: 124
Views: 4214

Re: Does early speaking lead to fossilized mistakes?

Here's a repost (" Digging up fossils, and making new discoveries! ", taken from my own personal blog back in 2013) which I recalled while reading this thread. It may not answer the OP's original question, but I hope it casts some positive light on how to beat fossilisation when it does oc...

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