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Kubuś
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby Kubuś » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:15 am

Hi, I'm Jay, an anglo translator living in Montreal. I used to visit HTLAL forums often and post rarely about 5 years ago when I was studying Turkish, Mandarin, and Russian on top of my university courses in French, Spanish, and German. In April, I intend to start a language log for Polish, which I've been learning for 2 months now, since reading the entirety of StringerBell's log and seeing the need to dialogue with language learners on the science of language. I have a degree in Linguistics, obtained in 2015, and I'm here in one of Canada's most multilingual cities, where every day I find myself within earshot of Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, Russian, amongst all the English, French, and Franglais ;)
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby DollyG » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:31 am

Hi,

I'm an old member of How to learn any language forum but hadn't signed in there for several years. I logged in today and was so disappointed to see lack of activity. Thankfully, I saw the thread about the forum's new location. So very glad to be here, and hoping this time around there will be no long hiatus in my language studies and participation here.

This group is just amazing, and I'm so glad so many of the old familiar names are around.
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby rdearman » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:09 am

DollyG wrote:Hi,

I'm an old member of How to learn any language forum but hadn't signed in there for several years. I logged in today and was so disappointed to see lack of activity. Thankfully, I saw the thread about the forum's new location. So very glad to be here, and hoping this time around there will be no long hiatus in my language studies and participation here.

This group is just amazing, and I'm so glad so many of the old familiar names are around.

Welcome back.
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby El Forastero » Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:39 am

Hello Everyone.

I'm Paulo Cesar, from Colombia. I used to read and write in HTLAL forum 12 years ago (Here's my profile). At that time, I was struggling with my english and french. Since then, I have been certified C1 in English, French, Italian and Portuguese

Currently, I am a language teacher, I've started a youtube channel about languages and polyglottery (in spanish). Looking for some information, I realized that the ancient HTLAL forum was inactive but there's this new one and I would like to reactivate my writing habits.

I hope I can keep learning with this amazing community.
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Re: Zelda's 2019 French Log

Postby Austin K. » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:49 pm

Hey,i am happy to be here, i am still a beginner in Greek, thank you, for the resources
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby Cenwalh » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:16 am

Hello,

I've been a lurker for a number of months and have decided to join in with a forum and its discussion. I'm currently learning Spanish, although I learnt French and German at school, so who knows why?
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby Aiya.Lianxi » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:05 pm

Hello,

Previous lurker back to regain her enthusiasm for languages. Starting a thread, have a penchant for spreadsheets and tracking, and looking for a community to keep me motivated for languages, since Instagram just isn't doing it for me.

I work with refugees and others at a state office in my city, so I'm interested in many diaspora languages. I studied Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and Korean (comparative linguistics yay) in college, but without use, they're calcifying and decaying.

Trying to find a way to ease myself back into actually using my languages, instead of buying textbooks and assuming by buying an audio course or pdf, I'll magically find the motivation to study 6 hours a day again.

I look forward to chatting with you all, and engaging in challenges together!
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby Ariel » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:25 pm

Hi, I'm Ariel. I'm 25 and I live in Bath, United Kingdom. I studied several languages at school, and then I got into linguistics through an interest in conlanging.

I studied linguistics at university, but I had a bit of a rough time there and fell off the language learning wagon. After graduating I decided to get back into it, and I'm now focusing heavily on Spanish. I've also since qualified to be a language teacher, and although I teach mainly English as a foreign language (and some Esperanto) at the moment, I'd like to start teaching Spanish soon. as a teacher and a learner, I skew heavily towards comprehensible input and storytelling.

I've been stalking this form for a while, so I've decided it was finally time to join, as I need somewhere to give me a bit of accountability with my language learning.
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby rohey » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:01 pm

hello there. i am newbie
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby Rosewyne » Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:09 am

Hello, I'm Rosewyne, a university student planning on taking German in the upcoming fall semester. Between then and now, I'm going to try to get ahead using Duolingo and other sources. I'm interested in the language because its part of my heritage (although none of my living relatives speak it) and because I've always liked learning about ancient germanic history, such as the sagas of the Vikings. I've previously studied Spanish in high school (one of few languages available; it was between that, French, or Mandarin), so I have a bit of experience language learning. Things like grammatical gender and verb conjugation have come to me pretty easy due to that experience.

Other than German, I have a wishlist of languages I'd love to learn. Learning German has allowed me to meet some truly nerdy language learners and hobbyist linguists. Every time I log in onto one of my chatgroups, I learn about a new ancient or endangered language and thus my wishlist grows.
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