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by Xenops
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Considerations on using dubbed material and the McGurk Effect
Replies: 11
Views: 173

Re: Considerations on using dubbed material and the McGurk Effect

I wonder if anime contributes to the lack of the McGurk effect: it seems that the Japanese watch more animation than Americans do (maybe?)
by Xenops
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: New auxlang: Atlas
Replies: 41
Views: 490

Re: New auxlang: Atlas

My, Rodiniye, you pumped that out quickly! I didn't expect to hear from you again for some time, considering how long it took for Rodinian to develop. I would look at the grammar, but my Internet isn't working as it should (many Google sites, and others, are not loading today). For my constructed ar...
by Xenops
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Languages You Lost Interest In
Replies: 15
Views: 343

Languages You Lost Interest In

The title is probably grammatically incorrect for English grammar purists. :) Oh well. Inspired by LesRonces' thread, are there languages you once had an interest in, but lost it? It could be a casual interest, like "maybe I'll do a Pimsleur lesson or two" to getting a B1 level, and findin...
by Xenops
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Languages you have never had any interest in learning ??
Replies: 22
Views: 499

Re: Languages you have never had any interest in learning ??

I might get a headache trying to think of ones I have never contemplated learning.
by Xenops
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Travel and Culture
Topic: The U.S.: West Coast versus East Coast
Replies: 34
Views: 769

Re: The U.S.: West Coast versus East Coast

Currently my car is being maintained, and they found stuff wrong with it. It's a 2004 Dodge Stratus with 79,000 miles: the timing belt and surrounding area needs to be replaced, and the brakes and surrounding areas. If I planned on keeping the car past the summer, the cost would be $ 1,600.00 This ...
by Xenops
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Study Groups
Topic: Le groupe français 2016 - 2017 Les Voyageurs
Replies: 1076
Views: 56954

Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2017 Les Voyageurs

How do you prefer to learn and drill verbs? I'm reasonably certain that I've come back up to the level of French comprehension that I had when I left school. Like, I wouldn't freak out if I saw "que vous eussiez convaincu" in the wild. But my ability to replicate such forms in writing and...
by Xenops
Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Travel and Culture
Topic: The U.S.: West Coast versus East Coast
Replies: 34
Views: 769

Re: The U.S.: West Coast versus East Coast

I had a phone conversation on Thursday with the recruiter about my preferences, and I told her the following: 1. under a two hour drive to the shore 2. slower-paced working environment 3. no night shifts 4. between New York and Maine 5. ethnically diverse area, as I want to learn languages Her info ...
by Xenops
Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: Two languages to C1 concurrent or sequential?
Replies: 33
Views: 768

Re: Two languages to C1 concurrent or sequential?

I know the responses were geared towards readerman , but I have found them very helpful: recently I have pondered the alternating of languages to study, from month to month. As I'm finally figuring what study methods I will do consistently versus ones I don't enjoy, I'm feeling the momentum of grasp...
by Xenops
Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Five Golden Trees
Replies: 17
Views: 320

Re: Five Golden Trees

Welcome to the forum! I've thought of using Duolingo for Turkish as a false beginner. :) Here's some links about the effectiveness of Duolingo (the first link in particular): https://www.duolingo.com/research
by Xenops
Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: Two languages to C1 concurrent or sequential?
Replies: 33
Views: 768

Re: Two languages to C1 concurrent or sequential?

What a timely thread! I'm also considering the language rotation, though maybe not as long as 90 days, or maybe I should... 8-)

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