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by MorkTheFiddle
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Language Programs and Resources
Topic: LWT is painfully slow
Replies: 17
Views: 372

Re: LWT is painfully slow

There is a marginal case for keeping all texts active. In LWT, making all texts active lets the user find out the frequency of use for a term. At the very bottom of the form for editing terms are listed "Sentences in active texts with X", if any. For example, in my French texts, the term '...
by MorkTheFiddle
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Language Programs and Resources
Topic: French Books Online Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 52

French Books Online Sale

French Books Online https://www.frenchbooksonline.com/ is having a 15% off sale through Monday, July 24.
by MorkTheFiddle
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Travel and Culture
Topic: Pink (girl) vs. blue (boy)
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: Pink (girl) vs. blue (boy)

So is a blue moon only for baby boys?
by MorkTheFiddle
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Language Programs and Resources
Topic: Public Library Language Learning Holdings
Replies: 13
Views: 337

Re: Public Library Language Learning Holdings

How many foreign language novels/books/magazines do they stock though ? That is a good question. I will ask them. This may be the wrong thread, but because the question was asked here, I'll answer it here. The library sent me a spreadsheet of their holdings in different languages. The numbers inclu...
by MorkTheFiddle
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: The great push to C2 (Extra French Edition)
Replies: 102
Views: 5601

Re: The great push to C2 (French)

FWIW, on the pure language side, my Airbnb host for this most recent trip to France also didn't believe I'd never lived in France. AFATT works ! I did let myself marathon The Handmaid's Tale in English the day I was done with my interview, and I finally turned on some Spanish/Afrikaans music as a r...
by MorkTheFiddle
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Study Groups
Topic: Le groupe français 2016 - 2017 Les Voyageurs
Replies: 1157
Views: 61672

Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2017 Les Voyageurs

I thought this was an interesting read: http://ashleyabroad.com/2013/11/25/what-i-miss-about-france/ Nice pictures. The two cups of hot chocolate look delicious. I have a few quibbles. The coffee in Paris is fine, or at least it was when I was there during Napoleon's 100 days. And I object to this ...
by MorkTheFiddle
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Mork's Log 2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1425

Re: Mork's Log 2017

Ok, in the interests of honest and full disclosure re Albert Camus' La Peste, I have today stopped at page 162 of 278 pages of this Folio edition of the book. Yes, I realize he was winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1957, and is widely respected even today. However, reading him today, I fin...
by MorkTheFiddle
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Language Programs and Resources
Topic: Public Library Language Learning Holdings
Replies: 13
Views: 337

Re: Public Library Language Learning Holdings

LesRonces wrote:How many foreign language novels/books/magazines do they stock though ?

That is a good question. I will ask them.
by MorkTheFiddle
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Study Groups
Topic: Le groupe français 2016 - 2017 Les Voyageurs
Replies: 1157
Views: 61672

Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2017 Les Voyageurs

Does anyone have any recommendations of detective novels or history books in French? I am generally more interested in recent history, and overall, the less sexist the better! I am also looking elsewhere, but I figured this group would have some useful suggestions. I second Blaurebell's recommendat...
by MorkTheFiddle
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Language Programs and Resources
Topic: Public Library Language Learning Holdings
Replies: 13
Views: 337

Public Library Language Learning Holdings

As suggested by another thread, https://forum.language-learners.org/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=6237&p=79994#p79994, curiosity struck: How extensive is the collection of language learning materials in my public library? Nothing from Assimil. From the Teach Yourself series: Afrikaans, Bengali, Bulga...

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