crush wrote:If you want any help/resources for studying Basque, please let me know. Basque (alongside Mandarin) is my focus language, i'm currently working my way through the Ikasten course but recently stumbled across a great resource with tons of short dialogs with transcripts and exercises, organized from A1-C2. I've only done a couple as i'm putting most of my effort into the (also free) Ikasten.net course, but once i've finished that it seems like a great way to improve your listening skills. Basque grammar is really great, though there are a painfully large amount of verb forms that require memorizing. Sentence structure surprisingly often reminds me of Mandarin.
Btw, is the book you found (cómo aprender el euskera fácilmente) in Batua?
Thank you so much for the resources, crush. I really haven't started learning Basque at all yet but I'll be sure to take a look at them when I have some time to work through more than a couple of pages in an old book. I have been chatting with a couple of people in the Basque group on Telegram (in English) who have said that the great thing about Basque is that it is really regular. Hopefully that will help me out when I get around to actually learning it.
I have no idea how to tell if something is in Batua or not (and I even had to google that to find out what it was ), sorry. Something I did notice was that it said that Kaxo meant Hola, when I thought it was Kaixo... Also, the book was, in fact, called 'Cómo aprendes el euskera fácilmente'. That wasn't a typo (on my part). I'm taking that book with a pinch of salt though so no worries.
Hello jennybenny25! Thank you for stopping by, and good luck to you too! I find sign languages fascinating, but I wouldn't know where to start. Maybe I should hop over to your log and see how you're doing it Feel free to follow me on Duolingo and I will just follow you straight back