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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby Cavesa » Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:34 pm

Montmorency wrote:Q: Can I learn 2 languages one after the other?
A: Well, you certainly shouldn't try to speak them both at the same time.


Hmm, looks like the Algerians and Moroccans never got this message :-D Their respective mixes of Arabic and French are fascinating.
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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby tarvos » Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:53 pm

Q: Books On How to Write Good
A: It only takes a minute: G-O-O-D. We didn't need a book for that!
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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby tommus » Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:03 pm

Q: Books On How to Write Good
A: It would be better to get a good book that would teach you to write well.
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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby tommus » Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:19 pm

Q: Required Reding: What Did You Read in School?
A: Topic headings.
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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby Iversen » Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:28 pm

Q: Werk, Obair, Rad, Kazi - the four steps to success
A: Okay .. I have now read those four words. Where is my success?

Q: Leurre's No pressure but still. 中文
A: I consider the addition of 中文 as a clear case of pressure

Q: Chinese grammar point 连...也
A: And then there are three English points in the middle to split the point into two

Q: Required Reding: What Did You Read in School?
A: I read a wordbook to improve my spelling

Q: Attic Greek in 2021
A: Too late, - it died out several thousand years ago
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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby gsbod » Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:58 pm

Q: Perfect tutor
A: Sounds like yet another language learning app promising everything and delivering only disappointment.
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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby Axon » Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:12 pm

Q: Is this even possible in a private Korean lesson?
A: You Won't BELIEVE What I Did In A Private Korean Lesson (LINGUISTS REACT!)
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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby Montmorency » Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:43 pm

Q: Required Reding: What did you read in school?
A: I read our government must be strong
It's always right and never wrong
Our leaders are the finest men
And we elect them again and again
And that's what I read in school today
That's what I read in school

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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby PfifltriggPi » Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:04 pm

Q : Talk to me about Babbel (I like electronic resources)
A : "And all the earth was one lip, and there was one language to all. And it came to pass as they moved from the east, they found a plain in the land of Senaar, and they dwelt there. And a man said to his neighbour, Come, let us make bricks and bake them with fire. And the brick was to them for stone, and their mortar was bitumen. And they said, Come, let us build to ourselves a city and tower, whose top shall be to heaven, and let us make to ourselves a name, before we are scattered abroad upon the face of all the earth. And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the sons of men built. And the Lord said, Behold, one race, and one lip of all, and they have begun to do this, and now nothing shall fail from them of all that they may have undertaken to do. Come, and having gone down let us there confound their tongue, that they may not understand each the voice of his neighbour. And the Lord scattered them thence over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city and the tower. On this account its name was called Babbel, because there the Lord confounded the languages of all the earth, and thence the Lord scattered them upon the face of all the earth." (Genesis 11 : 1 - 9)
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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby rdearman » Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:54 pm

Q: Inability to translate as one of the signs of fluency?
A: Humm.... that would make me fluent in 7,099 languages.
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