Xmmm gives Turkish one more chance

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Xmmm gives Turkish one more chance

Postby Xmmm » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:06 pm

It wouldn't be a new year if I didn't make another doomed-in-advance attempt to get an L4 off the ground.

My previous efforts have been in Norwegian, German, Turkish, Esperanto, and Indonesian. They failed for the following reasons:

Norwegian -- too much like English, not enough fun stuff
German -- too German!
Turkish -- too hard
Esperanto -- too vaguely European, not enough fun stuff
Indonesian -- honestly, this language is just not to my taste! This was a surprising result from an unusually serious effort of about 100 hours.

So for 2018, I've decided to go back to Turkish. "Too hard" was not the best reason to quit. I really like the way the language sounds. I know there's a fair number of novels and a ton of good TV (I miss Vatanim Sensin).

Now ... Turkish has to come last. Russian gets 50% of my time and Italian gets 40%. Turkish has to survive on what's left.

I feel the best use of very limited time will be TurkishClass101 + Anki. If I do a lesson a day and put 6 or 7 words a day into Anki, it will take 15 or 20 minutes. The goal by the end of the year would be to have maybe 2000 words in Anki and maybe two hours of beginner/low intermediate audio that I understand very well.

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: 0 / 120 Minutes of comprehensible audio
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Re: Xmmm gives Turkish one more chance

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:31 pm

Xmmm wrote:I feel the best use of very limited time will be TurkishClass101 + Anki. If I do a lesson a day and put 6 or 7 words a day into Anki, it will take 15 or 20 minutes. The goal by the end of the year would be to have maybe 2000 words in Anki and maybe two hours of beginner/low intermediate audio that I understand very well.


If TurkishClass101 has the same format as CzechClass101, I think you may reach that goal. Many lessons are just around 3 minutes long and contain a few sentences (usually from a dialogue). Assuming you add every sentence, and maybe the individual words (as longs as that makes sense), you can probably get 10 cards from even the shortest lesson. As a comparison, I've done 145 lessons since 1st August (not even six months ago), and added pretty much everything (except declined nouns). 1322 cards (as of today). That's a little less than 10 cards per lesson. Some lessons have more, while some have no vocabulary at all.

Good luck!
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Re: Xmmm gives Turkish one more chance

Postby Adrianslont » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:00 am

Once you have watched hundreds of hours of Turkish soap operas for practice you could then rewatch the Indonesian dubs of them if you ever feel like going back to Indonesian :)
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Re: Xmmm gives Turkish one more chance

Postby Xmmm » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:30 am

Putting a few points on the board ...

I've been averaging 25 minutes a day for the last five days. I need to slack off.

: 111 / 2000 Anki
: 2 / 120 Minutes of comprehensible audio
0 x
RU 1300+ : 53 / 100 IT 500+ : 5 / 100 TR 0+ : 6 / 100

OCh-RU-W : 999 / 50000 OCh-IT-W : 612 / 50000 OCh-RU-S : 245 / 3000 OCh-IT-S : 288 / 3000


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