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by DangerDave2010
Mon May 22, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: How do you know if you understand?
Replies: 35
Views: 981

Re: How do you know if you understand?

Taking a wild guess, I suppose the reason people fail to understand certain gramatical patterns is due to having worked through an insuficient number of books.
by DangerDave2010
Mon May 22, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: How do you know if you understand?
Replies: 35
Views: 981

Re: How do you know if you understand?

Language is inherently redundant, predictable. This redundancy is what makes it possible for us to learn our mother tongues largely by inference. If you misunderstand something, this will create contradictions, incoherence, telling you that someting is amiss. The secret lies in understanding the lar...
by DangerDave2010
Mon May 22, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: How to freeze a language at a beginner state?
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: How to freeze a language at a beginner state?

I have three languages on hold, two of which I'd count as beginner. The only thing I do is to watch cartoons or tv series every once in a while (perhaps an average of once a moth or so). There has been some passive learning going on even with this low level of input, as my listening comprehension ha...
by DangerDave2010
Tue May 16, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: Finding Images for Flashcard Vocabulary
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Finding Images for Flashcard Vocabulary

How effective do you think that was? The reason I ask is that I have tried that too, both with software, and manually with Google Images. But I have abandoned that approach. I've used this mainly for lists of concrete objects. I would get an excessive amount of images, 10 for each word, and delete ...
by DangerDave2010
Tue May 16, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: Finding Images for Flashcard Vocabulary
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Finding Images for Flashcard Vocabulary

I had written a Python script that would take a wordlist and get images for all of them automatically. I'd post it but it is currently non-functional due to changes in the pages.
by DangerDave2010
Tue May 16, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Intentionally Minimizing Time Spent for Better Results
Replies: 46
Views: 1264

Re: Intentionally Minimizing Time Spent for Better Results

Having limited time to study has forced me to constantly optimize my workflow and focus only on a single activity which I feel is currently giving me the highest yield. This led to a continuous workflow improvement, which caused a great increase in efficiency that would not have happened were it not...
by DangerDave2010
Tue May 02, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: The Effectiveness of Electronic Media vs Paper Media
Replies: 23
Views: 781

Re: The Effectiveness of Electronic Media vs Paper Media

I'll read paper books when clicking the words will show up the definition.
by DangerDave2010
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: HTLAL discussion
Topic: We need a new forum tag line! (brainstorming)
Replies: 18
Views: 490

Re: We need a new forum tag line! (brainstorming)

Dictionary not found: (A)bort, (R)etry, (P)anic?
by DangerDave2010
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Pronunciation Decay
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Pronunciation Decay

I used to speak Spanish with a very good castillian accent imitation, a few weeks in Chile, it has degraded into a strange Italian sounding accent (strange since I don't speak Italian at all). Perhaps the wide availability of media makes the phonomenon more noticeble, causing my initial phonetics-co...
by DangerDave2010
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: Listening on the Job During the Workday
Replies: 26
Views: 948

Re: Listening on the Job During the Workday

I complete my work extra fast, then listen while pretending to work.

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