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by DangerDave2010
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Pronunciation Decay
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Pronunciation Decay

I used to speak Spanish with a very good castillian accent imitation, a few weeks in Chile, it has degraded into a strange Italian sounding accent (strange since I don't speak Italian at all). Perhaps the wide availability of media makes the phonomenon more noticeble, causing my initial phonetics-co...
by DangerDave2010
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: Listening on the Job During the Workday
Replies: 22
Views: 600

Re: Listening on the Job During the Workday

I complete my work extra fast, then listen while pretending to work.
by DangerDave2010
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: Breaking the bubble (advice needed)
Replies: 14
Views: 819

Re: Breaking the bubble (advice needed)

Forget the classes, just get lost in China.
by DangerDave2010
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Español
Topic: ¿Qué estás leyendo/acabas de leer en español?
Replies: 57
Views: 3824

Re: ¿Qué estás leyendo/acabas de leer en español?

Estoy leyendo un topico en un foro donde un muchacho pregunta a la gente que están leyendo en español, muy interesante! :ugeek:
by DangerDave2010
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: How to unlock your language skills in your TR?
Replies: 12
Views: 786

Re: How to unlock your language skills in your TR?

I worked on my Spanish passive-only for about two years, listening perhaps to about one hour of radio talk show a day. I'm a native speaker of Portuguese, so my progress was fast. When I finally got a chance to use it, travelling to a Spanish speaking country, where I had many oportunities to intera...
by DangerDave2010
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: Reading Fluency
Replies: 9
Views: 1045

Re: Reading Fluency

Once you are aquainted with basic sentence formation, grammar is mostly redundant.
by DangerDave2010
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Language Programs and Resources
Topic: Resources for Malayalam
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Resources for Malayalam

There are biligual parallel subtitles at opus the open parallel corpus, wich includes 251 movies or episodes. http://opus.lingfil.uu.se/ But you will probably need to learn some coding in order to turn it into a usable learning material. The writing system, you can probably learn it at wikipedia. In...
by DangerDave2010
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: Advice on choosing my next language
Replies: 13
Views: 648

Re: Advice on choosing my next language

I'd go (and indeed I have gone) for Spanish, because Latin America is close, and cheap. And being so similar to Português, you'll be able to learn a great lot from exposition alone.
by DangerDave2010
Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: Identifying and Eliminating bad English pronunciation habits after years of English learning
Replies: 11
Views: 540

Re: Identifying and Eliminating bad English pronunciation habits after years of English learning

Other than the ipa pronunciation, I wonder how do you learn the prosody and intonation of the language? Do you think learning correct pronunciation will lead to better prosody automatically? It's like acting, puting on an accent, I haven't ever given any attention to the details, but my imitation i...

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