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by PfifltriggPi
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: Rounding out the Romance languages
Replies: 17
Views: 936

Re: Rounding out the Romance languages

I remember seeing a textbook I really liked many years ago that aimed to teach all the Romance languages (or at least their basic grammar) as a group to English speakers, which is a similar idea. Unfortunately I can't remember the name of it anymore, but I think it was different from this one. Do y...
by PfifltriggPi
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Language Programs and Resources
Topic: Assimil Hebrew
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: Assimil Hebrew

One thing I wish to point out with Assimil is that a higher number of lessons equals neither higher quality nor more actual text in the target language. Just because the new Hebrew book only has eighty-five lessons doesn't necessarily make it bad. (Nor does it necessarily make it good, either.)
by PfifltriggPi
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Kazakhstan sets timeline for switch from Cyrillic to Latin alphabet
Replies: 8
Views: 668

Re: Kazakhstan sets timeline for switch from Cyrillic to Latin alphabet

:( I think it is sad to see Cyrillic shrinking. I don't speak Kazakh, but Cyrillic's vowels seem to fit how Kazakh works decently well. If they used Latin they would have to have that dotless I thing like Turkish as well as a bunch of other Turkic letters, which in all honesty seems like about as mu...
by PfifltriggPi
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Language Programs and Resources
Topic: Contest: The Worst Language Programmes Ever
Replies: 29
Views: 2613

Re: Contest: The Worst Language Programmes Ever

Although not a course, NTC's Compact Dutch an English Dictionary was absolutely annoying and pathetic, so much so I threw it in the bin https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0844201014/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492088048&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=ntc+dutch+dictionary&dpP...
by PfifltriggPi
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Languages Without Borders - Pfifltrigg Pi
Replies: 10
Views: 680

Re: Languages Without Borders - Pfifltrigg Pi

Just wanted to announce somewhere that I just started learning Modern Greek.
by PfifltriggPi
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: The Answers to Discussion Topics
Replies: 193
Views: 21113

Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Q: When is translation not translation?
A: Translation is, literally by definition, translation, that is why they call it translation. If translation were to stop being translation it would no longer be translation. (Just confused myself there.)
by PfifltriggPi
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Language Programs and Resources
Topic: Routledge "Speed Up Your xxx": Strategies to Avoid Common Errors
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: Routledge "Speed Up Your xxx": Strategies to Avoid Common Errors

They seem quite nice, but, just like all other Routledge books, they are very expensive.
by PfifltriggPi
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: You know you're a language nerd when…
Replies: 713
Views: 64940

Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

When you produce this rant on a Discord server. No, English has a first person singular: use it! #MakeThouGreatAgain #DostThouEvenThou #NotMyPronoun Some basic guidelines for "thou". "Thou" is nominative. "Thy" is genative. "Thee" is oblique. Thou is always s...
by PfifltriggPi
Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: You know you're a language nerd when…
Replies: 713
Views: 64940

Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

When you produce this rant on a Discord server. No, English has a first person singular: use it! #MakeThouGreatAgain #DostThouEvenThou #NotMyPronoun Some basic guidelines for "thou". "Thou" is nominative. "Thy" is genative. "Thee" is oblique. Thou is always si...
by PfifltriggPi
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: The Answers to Discussion Topics
Replies: 193
Views: 21113

Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Q: How to read and what to read?
A: I prefer to read words with my eyes: those who are blind might want to try reading with their fingers.

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