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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby tarvos » Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:17 pm

- I came up with a new way of explaining the Spanish subjunctive! It does not involve doubt or uncertainty.
- That's funny, most teachers I have had have explained it without doubt or uncertainty either... that's why they were Spanish teachers.
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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby Bilingual_monoglot » Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:05 am

Anyone familiar with Forgotten Languages?

If someone were familiar with them, they wouldn't be forgotten.
Alternatively, don't know, I forgot.
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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby rdearman » Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:10 am

Q: Exercises to learn to produce ejectives?
A: burpees & push-ups
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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby PfifltriggPi » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:37 pm

Q : Learning a language without a reason -- how to stay motivated???
A : Find a reason.
Q : Know your Hrvatski from your Old Norse language test
A : I am not taking any sort of class in Old Norse, as a result I would not have any tests in it which I could confuse with my Croatian.
Q : Audio-Visual immersion resources for Latin?
A : Try going diving in the Mediterranean Sea. I here there are a fair amount of Roman shipwrecks there some of which probably have some immersed Latin in them.
Q : What do you look for in language exchange partners?
A : I usually do not poke around inside people. I was not aware "grammatical dissection" could get so... physical.
Q : Sam's Year of Reading Only Spanish...
A : ...he writes in English.
Q : I read old books ...
A : ... he says, while using language materials younger than he is.

(I think this is my favourite thread here.)
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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby Mooby » Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:32 pm

Q: Give me a justification for learning Latin
A: velle est posse ( 'to be willing is to be able' )
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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby lowsocks » Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:34 am

Q: Give me a justification for learning Latin
A: I'll give you five good reasons :o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7D7InkvFaz8
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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby jmar257 » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:18 pm

Q: Why You Need to Learn English Speaking?
A: I'd have a hard time living in an Anglophone country without it
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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby rdearman » Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:21 pm

Q: spanish: imperfect or preterite
A: I know it is not perfect, but don't start calling it names, I mean preterite is a bit harsh.
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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby PfifltriggPi » Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:06 pm

rdearman wrote:Q: spanish: imperfect or preterite
A: I know it is not perfect, but don't start calling it names, I mean preterite is a bit harsh.


I learned a new English word today from this, I think. Thank you.
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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby rdearman » Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:33 pm

Q: Genie grants you a language, which would you choose?
A: I finally find a genie and I get one crappy language wish? I want money !!! Bloody genies, coming around here .... :evil:
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