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Re: Fluent Forever Pronunciation Trainers - opinions?

Postby Xenops » Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:56 pm

maschingon wrote:
Xenops wrote:After reading this thread, it just confirms my conviction to continue with FSI Phonology and save my $12.


How much does FSI phonology cost?


Free! :D

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Re: Fluent Forever Pronunciation Trainers - opinions?

Postby Adrianslont » Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:20 pm

Xenops wrote:After reading this thread, it just confirms my conviction to continue with FSI Phonology and save my $12.

And after reading this thread, I've decided that I am happy to spend the bucks and give it a try! :D
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Re: Fluent Forever Pronunciation Trainers - opinions?

Postby arthaey » Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:55 pm

Xenops wrote:
maschingon wrote:How much does FSI phonology cost?

Free! :D

I like to think of it as something my parents and grandparents paid for, that I get to enjoy now. :) (They were American taxpayers at the time the FSI was making these materials. At least, I'm assuming it was funded with taxes if you trace the money?)

Does anyone know what changed, that no new FSI or DLI materials have been released publicly? I'm sure they've updated them for their own use...
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Re: Fluent Forever Pronunciation Trainers - opinions?

Postby Seneca » Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:59 pm

arthaey wrote:
Xenops wrote:
maschingon wrote:How much does FSI phonology cost?

Free! :D

I like to think of it as something my parents and grandparents paid for, that I get to enjoy now. :) (They were American taxpayers at the time the FSI was making these materials. At least, I'm assuming it was funded with taxes if you trace the money?)

Does anyone know what changed, that no new FSI or DLI materials have been released publicly? I'm sure they've updated them for their own use...

Most of their modern stuff is online content less transferable in form than these old courses.
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Re: Fluent Forever Pronunciation Trainers - opinions?

Postby DarekSk » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:37 pm

Random Review wrote:Well it looks like I might be going to China rather than Spain for the next year, so I just bought the Mandarin one.
I'll definitely review it.


I just registered my account here, because I wanted to say that I have that Mandarin trainer, too. It is quite good. I like Anki and this trainer has a lot of content.
The only thing is now I see that I seem to have lost it on my computer and the downloads have run out. Can you please give me the exact name of the archive that is downloadable so that I can do a search on my computer and find it? I'm sure I have it somewhere. Thanks!
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Re: Fluent Forever Pronunciation Trainers - opinions?

Postby Tomás » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:39 am

If anyone wants a Hindi minimal-pairs trainers for free, look no further:

http://www.avashy.com/hindiscripttutor.htm

Use the "test" function to practice minimal pairs. It's ostensibly teaching you the Devanagari script, but it is also functioning brilliantly as a minimal pairs trainer. I don't think you could do better.
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Re: Fluent Forever Pronunciation Trainers - opinions?

Postby Tomás » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:41 am

Xenops wrote:
maschingon wrote:
Xenops wrote:After reading this thread, it just confirms my conviction to continue with FSI Phonology and save my $12.


How much does FSI phonology cost?


Free! :D

https://fsi-languages.yojik.eu/languages/oldfsi/languages/french.html


IIRC, the first part of FSI Basic Spanish is also a minimal pairs pronunciation trainer.
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Re: Fluent Forever Pronunciation Trainers - opinions?

Postby Random Review » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:51 pm

DarekSk wrote:
Random Review wrote:Well it looks like I might be going to China rather than Spain for the next year, so I just bought the Mandarin one.
I'll definitely review it.


I just registered my account here, because I wanted to say that I have that Mandarin trainer, too. It is quite good. I like Anki and this trainer has a lot of content.
The only thing is now I see that I seem to have lost it on my computer and the downloads have run out. Can you please give me the exact name of the archive that is downloadable so that I can do a search on my computer and find it? I'm sure I have it somewhere. Thanks!


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