The Answers to Discussion Topics

General discussion about learning languages
User avatar
Ogrim
Blue Belt
Posts: 746
Joined: Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:29 am
Location: Alsace, France
Languages: Norwegian (N) English (C2), French (C2), Spanish (C2), German (B2), Romansh (B2), Italian (B2), Catalan (B2), Russian (B1), Latin (B1), Dutch (B1), Arabic (learning), Romanian (kind of learning)
Language Log: https://forum.language-learners.org/viewtopic.php?t=873
x 2285

Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby Ogrim » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:50 am

Q: How do you feel about "momentarily"?
A: Whoa! I feel good, I knew that I would, now

Q: Why "It isn't teddy bear" is correct?
A: Because it wasn't teddy bear, it was teddy roosevelt.

Q: All posts should be in English, apart from ___?
A: Those that should be in other languages.

Q: Anyone doing the Language Jam?
A: Don't know, personally I'm doing Strawberry Jam.

Q: Is HTLAL down again?
A: And again, and again, and again, and again.......
4 x
Ich grolle nicht

User avatar
rdearman
Site Admin
Posts: 4142
Joined: Thu May 14, 2015 4:18 pm
Location: United Kingdom
Languages: English (N)
Language Log: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1836
x 9291
Contact:

Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby rdearman » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:15 pm

Q: Your input needed: Should I keep in contact or take a break?
A: Don't know, ask Jeremy Kyle.

Q: The limits of comprehensible input?
A: 30 MPH

Q: Staying in a Certain Register
A: You'll have to ask the Headmaster to change homerooms.

Q: This kid has mastered the art of "the island" and put it to work!
A: So he is a professional hula dancer now?

Q: Why is Italian more popular than Portuguese?
A: More carbs.

Q: What have you learned about language learning in the last two years?
A: It is best avoided.

Q: How long did it take before you "got it"?
A: The problem wasn't getting it, the problem was getting rid of it. At least that is what the doctor told me.

Q: How would you study a language with 3 hours per day?
A: Slowly

Q: Unique Terms In Different Languages
A: are commonly called "words"

Q: Persian Plan of Action
A: This years new summer blockbuster, starting Al Pacino and Jet Li.

Q: How to Start French?
A: After you start to kiss, open your lips a little and put your tongue out.

Q: Moving on with French
A: Yeah, she was never good for you.

Q: Alternative wording for a phrase in English
A: "in English a phrase"

Q: You Speak Korean! Paradigm Busters
A: Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage star in this new Mythbuster spin-off. What now on Dave TV.

Q: Proposal: Starting a Modern Greek Study Group!
A: Don't forget to get on one knee and hold the ring high!

Q: Do you like Duolingo?
A: Does he like me!? Will he ask me out? OMG... Let me take a selfie.
11 x
: 4 / 100 100 Italian paperbacks:
: 161 / 75000 Output Challenge 2019 (普通话写作):

Lollygagging Podcast available on iTunes

Cavesa
Black Belt - 2nd Dan
Posts: 2960
Joined: Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:46 am
Languages: Czech (N), English (C1), French (C2), Spanish (intermediate), German (somewhere on the path), Italian (passive advanced, active basic)
x 8353

Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby Cavesa » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:34 pm

Q: Staying in a Certain Register
A: These days, it harder to get out of certain registers. Check your country's laws on the personal data protection.

Q: Why is Italian more popular than Portuguese?
A: Pizza.

Q: How would you study a language with 3 hours per day?
A: Comfortably.

Q: Unique MEDICAL Terms In Different Languages
A: We should get rid of them. Latin is the best.

Q: Alternative wording for a phrase in English
A: Yoda ask you should.

Q: How do you feel about "momentarily"?
A: I feel our society is too focused on instant gratification.

Q: Efficacy of "stacking" programs
A: Ever heard of bookshelves? Those contraptions were invented exactly for keeping books you are not using right now.
4 x

User avatar
Axon
Green Belt
Posts: 452
Joined: Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:29 am
Languages: Comfortable: German, Mandarin, Indonesian.
Rusty: Spanish, French, Russian.
Also: Cantonese, Vietnamese, Polish.
Language Log: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=5086
x 1405

Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby Axon » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:25 am

Q: Most inappropriate book cover ever
A: Talk to that guy in the alleyway, he might be able to help you out.

Q: Wiki Administrators?
A: I'm sorry, the number you are trying to reach has been disconnected.

Q: Why aren't you learning our language?
A: Them's fightin' words.

Q: Korean Resources?
A: Natural resources are not a primary contributor to the country's economy. However, chief among them are coal, graphite, and molybdenum.
4 x

Cavesa
Black Belt - 2nd Dan
Posts: 2960
Joined: Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:46 am
Languages: Czech (N), English (C1), French (C2), Spanish (intermediate), German (somewhere on the path), Italian (passive advanced, active basic)
x 8353

Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby Cavesa » Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:35 pm

Q:Why aren't you learning our language?
A:Why aren't you learning mine?
A:Too few fantasy books, sorry.
A:Oh, you wouldn't want me speaking it, I'd have a really bad accent ;-)
2 x

User avatar
M23
Yellow Belt
Posts: 99
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:58 am
Location: Colorado (USA)
Languages: English (N), Spanish (intermediate), German (n00b)
Language Log: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=2186
x 102

Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby M23 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:31 pm

Q: What telenovelas should I watch to learn Spanish?
A: Find ones that have plot lines similar to the soap operas that you watch in your native language.
2 x

User avatar
Mooby
Yellow Belt
Posts: 78
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:43 am
Location: Scotland
Languages: English (N), Polish (Int)
x 251

Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby Mooby » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:10 pm

Q. Has anyone gone from massive input to massive output?
A. Only the one time I ate 27 consecutive doughnuts.
12 x

User avatar
zenmonkey
Black Belt - 1st Dan
Posts: 1646
Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:21 pm
Location: Germany and France
Languages: Spanish, English, French trilingual - actively studying German (B2/C1), Hebrew, Tibetan, Setswana.
Some knowledge of Italian, Portuguese, Ladino, Yiddish ...
Want to tackle Tzotzil, Nahuatl
Language Log: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=859
x 3801
Contact:

Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby zenmonkey » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:47 pm

Q: What is your preferred novel-reading medium?
A: Rebecca Rosen, not only an Oprah-level famous psychic, and she loves Harry Potter.

Q. Has anyone gone from massive input to massive output?
A. I once ate the Friday Night Chilli Special. Suddenly everything went dark, two exits, no waiting.

Q: Which way should flashcards face?
A: Up.
6 x
Tagged posts: Language Method Resource
Please feel free to correct me in any language, critique my posts, challenge my thoughts.
I am inconsistency incarnate.
Go study! Publisher of Syriac, Aramaic, Hebrew alphabet apps at http://alphabetsnow.zyntx.com

Online
User avatar
Serpent
Black Belt - 3rd Dan
Posts: 3153
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:54 am
Location: Moskova
Languages: heritage
Russian (native); Belarusian, Polish

fluent or close: Finnish+ (certified C1), English; Portuguese, Spanish, German+, Italian+
learning: Croatian+, Ukrainian, Czech; Romanian+, Galician; Danish, Swedish
exploring: Latin, Karelian, Catalan, Dutch, Chaucer's English
+ means exploring the dialects/variants
x 4117
Contact:

Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby Serpent » Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:59 am

Q: Language mistakes that changed history
A: Your failed exam
2 x
LyricsTraining now has Finnish and Polish :)

Tom
White Belt
Posts: 39
Joined: Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:49 am
Languages: English (N), Spanish (beginner)
x 45

Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby Tom » Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:01 am

Q: How to learn a language through listening
A: With your ears
1 x


Return to “General Language Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests