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by zenmonkey
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Forum running costs
Replies: 16
Views: 798

Re: Forum running costs

Something like the following may do the trick:

"The website hosting is paid for ... months." and limiting the donate button so that it won't be clickable if the counter is 6 months or more.
by zenmonkey
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Grammatical Cases: Why are they considered so hard?
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Grammatical Cases: Why are they considered so hard?

German is my fourth solid language - my first were Spanish / English / French. So learning this: German Masc. Fem. Neut. Plural Nom. der die das die Acc. den die das die Dat. dem der dem den Gen. des der des der versus English Masc. Fem. Neut. Plural Nom. The The The The Acc. The The The The Dat. Th...
by zenmonkey
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Word similarities/transfer across languages
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Word similarities/transfer across languages

These are called cognates.

For Greek, you are going to be less lucky than with German but they exist!
Here is a base of 600 cognates:

https://www.memrise.com/course/336151/greek-cognates/
by zenmonkey
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: zenmonkey's multilingual adventures of a traveller
Replies: 191
Views: 15343

Re: zenmonkey's multilingual adventures of a traveller

This weeks acquisitions include:

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I fear that the Nahuatl is going to feed into the wanderlust. I've also got a post in prep for the language.
I skipped my italki class yesterday (Tibetan) because I was feeling ill. Back today, time to do some work.
by zenmonkey
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Travel and Culture
Topic: How many countries/cities have you travelled?
Replies: 125
Views: 8089

Re: How many countries/cities have you travelled?

Rhian wrote:
zenmonkey wrote:


I in no way hate you out of envy. :?


Ok, to soften the blow, some of those are 95% work which means I saw very little of the country.
For example, out of two trips to Singapore I had exactly 4 hours to myself, excluding sleep.
by zenmonkey
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Linguahackers International Online Polyglot Conference
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Linguahackers International Online Polyglot Conference

jeff_lindqvist wrote:At least there was an interview with him at Kris Broholm's Actual Fluency (earlier this year):
http://actualfluency.com/108-richard-delong/


That's it.
I enjoyed that.
by zenmonkey
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Travel and Culture
Topic: How many countries/cities have you travelled?
Replies: 125
Views: 8089

Re: How many countries/cities have you travelled?

I don't think I've answered... ⋅ Mexico ⋅ USA ⋅ Canada ⋅ Guatemala ⋅ Barbados ⋅ Costa Rica ⋅ Dominican Republic ⋅ Panama ⋅ Saint Kitts and Nevis ⋅ Argentina ⋅ Brazil ⋅ Venezuela &s...
by zenmonkey
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Linguahackers International Online Polyglot Conference
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Linguahackers International Online Polyglot Conference

By the way, DeLong has also presented his ideas in a podcast somewhere (maybe Language Mastery?) ... and it was an excellent talk.
by zenmonkey
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Linguahackers International Online Polyglot Conference
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Linguahackers International Online Polyglot Conference

The conference is going on now (Oct 16th to 25th, 2017) Here is a link to the webseminars: https://pruffme.com/landing/u43430/LinguahackersEN Schedule: Spanish: Monday 16th, Thursday 19th, Monday 23th French: Tuesday 17th, Friday 20th, Monday 23th Portuguese: Wednesday 18th, Saturday 21st, Wednesday...
by zenmonkey
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: How would you describe this Spanish accent?
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: How would you describe this Spanish accent?

Wow, he speaks rather well. Definitely not a strong French accent - I would have a little difficulty placing his origin if I did not know it beforehand - I would likely place it in the Catalan/Occitan region rather than French. Having heard him speak Italian (apparently well), German (lol - nein), E...

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