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by Iversen
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Iversen's second multiconfused log thread
Replies: 647
Views: 38358

Re: Iversen's second multiconfused log thread

FR : Dans le 'vieux' bouquin d'articles tirés de descopera.ro (cfr. le message précédent) il se trouvé un qui qui ne cesse de me faire refléchir sur la nature de l'univers: "Un experiment de fizică cuantică a confirmat o teorie dificil de explicat: Realitatea nu există până nu o măsurăm . Dans...
by Iversen
Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Iversen's second multiconfused log thread
Replies: 647
Views: 38358

Re: Iversen's second multiconfused log thread

My main foreign language today has been Romanian. I have reread several articles from http://www.descopera.ro, which I printed out as a bilingual collection several years ago, but to get something new too I have collected a new set of articles from the same source - but this time I have dropped the ...
by Iversen
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Your Language Learning Strategy...In 50 Words or so
Replies: 46
Views: 3740

Re: Your Language Learning Strategy...In 50 Words or so

Be clear about the purpose of each activity. Separate intensive study from extensive activities. The former teaches you concrete things, the second ones are basically training in using them.
by Iversen
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: getting ready to a stay in Valencia (Catalan)
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: getting ready to a stay in Valencia (Catalan)

I visited Valencia a few years ago, and in the town itself I heard very little Valencià - except in the most touristy areas (like around the cathedral or the aquarium), where the speakers may have been foreign visitors. Outside Valencia (and away from the coast) it was more common - especially towar...
by Iversen
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Why do people lie about level ?
Replies: 80
Views: 1786

Re: Why do people lie about level ?

I don't have Chomsky's Syntactic Structures in front of me, but as i recall it he referred to "a" native speaker without specifying that this speaker should fulfil any academic or social or geographical criteria. I took the liberty to assume that any native speaker of a certain language th...
by Iversen
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Why do people lie about level ?
Replies: 80
Views: 1786

Re: Why do people lie about level ?

A couple of pages ago the phrase "in every my post" and several variants thereof were discussed. I would definitely not use "in every my post", but I might say or write "in my every post" just for fun. And I would not avoid it just because some (but not all) native spea...
by Iversen
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Iversen's second multiconfused log thread
Replies: 647
Views: 38358

Re: Iversen's second multiconfused log thread

I have worked with several of my slightly rusty languages today - including Greek, Russian and Indonesian, amd of course also watched TV. Speaking about TV ... IN : Hari ini saya membaca (dan menyalin) teks tentang televisi berlangganan. Aku memiliki televisi kabel, tetapi tidak ingin membayar untuk...
by Iversen
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Iversen's second multiconfused log thread
Replies: 647
Views: 38358

Re: Iversen's second multiconfused log thread

It may be a little late, but here are a few remarks to some of the lectures I attended in Bratislava - not all, because then it would take forever, but just a sample. Thursday : Lindsay Williams advised us not only to stop fearing errors, but actually to choose to do a certain number of errors daily...
by Iversen
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Iversen's second multiconfused log thread
Replies: 647
Views: 38358

Re: Iversen's second multiconfused log thread

FR : Essayez d'abord des canards musqués (muscovy ducks) - video ici - ou des coureurs indiens (Indian runner ducks). On dit qu'ils aiment bouffer des limaces. Moskusænder.jpg GE : Der letzte Teil meiner Reise geschah vornehmlich in der deutscher Sprache. Ich fuhr von Bratislava nach Wien mit der L...
by Iversen
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Iversen's second multiconfused log thread
Replies: 647
Views: 38358

Re: Iversen's second multiconfused log thread

My flight from Tuzla started at 6:00 and lasted about an hour or so. So I arrived far too early in Bratislava - and on a Monday where practically all museums are closed. So I first of all bought a day ticket to all public transport in B-town, then visited a ghastly noise polluted shopping center cal...

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