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by Brun Ugle
Sun May 28, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Travel and Culture
Topic: The Polyglot Gathering, Bratislava 2017
Replies: 82
Views: 2213

Re: The Polyglot Gathering, Bratislava 2017

I'm all packed and ready. I leave super-early tomorrow morning. (Did you know there's a 4:30 in the morning too?!) I'm spending the first night in Vienna, but I'll get to Bratislava sometime on Tuesday in case anyone is around then. I don't know yet what time I will get there though. It depends on m...
by Brun Ugle
Sat May 27, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Brun Ugle makes plans and then ignores them – diary of an easily distracted tortoise 2017 (ES, DE, FI, EO, JA, NO)
Replies: 142
Views: 4984

Re: Brun Ugle makes plans and then ignores them – diary of an easily distracted tortoise 2017 (ES, DE, FI, EO, JA, NO)

Only a couple of days left! So I’m a bit stressed out. I leave on Monday for Vienna, and after a day there, it’s on to Bratislava and the Gathering. Last year I got sick at the end of the Gathering, but I seem to be getting a head-start this year. My throat has felt a little scratchy and I have a bi...
by Brun Ugle
Sat May 27, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Travel and Culture
Topic: The Polyglot Gathering, Bratislava 2017
Replies: 82
Views: 2213

Re: The Polyglot Gathering, Bratislava 2017

Elenia wrote:I'm excited and terrifying!

You don't seem all that terrifying, but thanks for the warning.

Serpent wrote:I'll have something for the learners of Finnish ;)

Maybe I should crack open my Finnish book again. Fluent in two days. :?
by Brun Ugle
Fri May 26, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Travel and Culture
Topic: The Polyglot Gathering, Bratislava 2017
Replies: 82
Views: 2213

Re: The Polyglot Gathering, Bratislava 2017

I was on my phone and didn't reference properly, but Brun Ugle knows I meant the cookies that Yuurei promised the cookie monsters Finnish learners , but nice to find out about the 'bring your national delicacies' evening, too. I knew what you meant, but I don't think Yuurei is coming, so we'll have...
by Brun Ugle
Fri May 26, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Travel and Culture
Topic: The Polyglot Gathering, Bratislava 2017
Replies: 82
Views: 2213

Re: The Polyglot Gathering, Bratislava 2017

I have Norwegian cookies for the food festival. I hope they don't all get crushed before I get there. I also have licorice boats as a backup.

I don't deserve Finnish cookies. I've forgotten everything already.
by Brun Ugle
Thu May 25, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: Stuck at an A1 Level - German
Replies: 14
Views: 592

Re: Stuck at an A1 Level - German

At first, it took a long time to write 200 words and the recordings were full of pauses and ums, but I've noticed a big difference in my fluency and in the ease with which I speak and write. Even though I don't have anyone to correct me, I find that I get better at self-correcting as I go on. The p...
by Brun Ugle
Thu May 25, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: Stuck at an A1 Level - German
Replies: 14
Views: 592

Re: Stuck at an A1 Level - German

I'm in the same place with my German at the moment. I understand quite a bit and have a pretty good vocabulary thanks to its similarity to Norwegian, but I haven't yet learned to speak. I was in a similar place in Spanish too, but I've been working on it the past few months and I've been making such...
by Brun Ugle
Thu May 25, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: RR in Spanish when you can't trill
Replies: 14
Views: 329

Re: RR in Spanish when you can't trill

It took me years to learn it, so don't give up. I had struggled with it in Spanish, but for some reason I mastered it pretty easily in Finnish when I first started learning it. I think it was because of the different vowel sounds. Anyway, I was then able to transfer the trilled r from Finnish to Spa...
by Brun Ugle
Thu May 25, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Travel and Culture
Topic: The Polyglot Gathering, Bratislava 2017
Replies: 82
Views: 2213

Re: The Polyglot Gathering, Bratislava 2017

Will the presentations of our lovely members be available for those of us not able to make it? On youtube or elsewhere? The presentations do get recorded, but it may take some time before they are on YouTube as the editing is done by volunteers. It took several months before last year's started to ...
by Brun Ugle
Wed May 24, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Travel and Culture
Topic: The Polyglot Gathering, Bratislava 2017
Replies: 82
Views: 2213

Re: The Polyglot Gathering, Bratislava 2017

Too bad you can't come, Cavesa. :( Maybe next time. I was going to remind everyone to bring some treats for the international food festival and books for the book crossing. They are looking for both language learning books and ordinary books like novels though last year they specified that they didn...

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