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jeff_lindqvist
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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:30 pm

2019 - Summary of week 45

IT: More content from Italiano Automatico.

NO: I finished the podcast series (18 episodes, I think). At the end, it didn't feel like another language. I binge-watched 6-7 episodes in a few days. I think I heard two characters in the whole series who spoke something else than Stavanger-mål.

PL: More youtube videos. More content from Ioannes Oculus. First Year - 5.C. Nie szkodzi. No ERIC file.

This week: Wing Chun #19.
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Leabhair/Greannáin léite as Gaeilge: 9 / 18
Ar an seastán oíche: Oileán an Órchiste
Duolingo - finished trees: sp/ga/de/fr/pt/it
Finnish with extra pain : 100 / 100

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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:47 pm

2019 - Summary of week 46

IT: More content from Italiano Automatico.

NO: I started and finished a true crime, then started a radio drama where all episodes hadn't yet been published, then continued with an old humour podcast series from 2004. I also watched the first two episodes of the drama/thriller Twin.

PL: More youtube videos. More content from Ioannes Oculus. First Year - 5.D. Powtórka. No ERIC file.

This week: Wing Chun #20-21. I also watched the last four episodes of Riget. I recognized many actors from Matador, plus a few from Rejseholdet, Badehotellet and Bedrag.
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Leabhair/Greannáin léite as Gaeilge: 9 / 18
Ar an seastán oíche: Oileán an Órchiste
Duolingo - finished trees: sp/ga/de/fr/pt/it
Finnish with extra pain : 100 / 100

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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:17 pm

2019 - Summary of week 47

GA: What now - back to Irish? Yes, I started using Duolingo again, just for fun. And fun it is.

IT: More content from Italiano Automatico.

NO: I continued listening to the podcast series during my daily walks. I also watched episodes 3 and 4 of Twin.

PL: More youtube videos. More content from Ioannes Oculus. First Year - 5.E. Późno, wcześnie. No ERIC file.

This week: Wing Chun #22-26. I also has a quick look at https://www.dr.dk/bonanza which is where you find Danish TV content that they haven't blocked, including some older programmes. (cf. Öppet arkiv from SVT)
5 x
Leabhair/Greannáin léite as Gaeilge: 9 / 18
Ar an seastán oíche: Oileán an Órchiste
Duolingo - finished trees: sp/ga/de/fr/pt/it
Finnish with extra pain : 100 / 100

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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:53 pm

2019 - Summary of week 48

GA: More Duolingo. I don't remember the status when I stopped using the app half a year ago, other than that I had completed everything. Skills become rusty over time and need some review now and then. Now that I returned, nothing had happened to the basic skills, but everything else was on level 2 (I think I read that the Duolingo team had added more exercises).

IT: More content from Italiano Automatico. Sometimes the videos don't have English subtitles. No big problem. Italian is becoming more and more transparent.

NO: I almost finished the podcast series (a few episodes left). I also watched episode 5 of Twin.

PL: More youtube videos. More content from Ioannes Oculus. No more First Year. No ERIC file.

ZH: Inspired by a book I'm reading at the moment, I had a look at what is offered at MIT, and started with this online textbook. Just to do something else.

This week: Wing Chun #27-40 (!). Just before the weekend, I started watching a new series (just picked one randomly) - You are my sisters / 你是我的姐妹.

I skimmed Leosmith's (now almost three years old) classic topic LIE to a polyglot. It's a great read. I'm just too impatient to mine the internet for content of just the appropriate length and level. For most of my languages it's easier to find content which I can listen to during my 45 minute walks, than something I can listen to with full attention for 10-15 minutes. I have a plan for next year though.

By the way, now I have a lot more time for my languages.

<rant>
Maybe it's just me, but I lost count of how many polyglot newsletters had Bl*ck Fr*d** content. I don't subscribe to a lot of v/bloggers, only a handful of those whom I've met at Polyglot Gatherings. I'm close to tapping Unsubscribe.
</rant>
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Leabhair/Greannáin léite as Gaeilge: 9 / 18
Ar an seastán oíche: Oileán an Órchiste
Duolingo - finished trees: sp/ga/de/fr/pt/it
Finnish with extra pain : 100 / 100

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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:31 pm

2019 - Summary of week 49

GA: More Duolingo. I know it's not really the real deal, but it's a warmup. I have some plans.

IT: More content from Italiano Automatico.

NO: I finished the podcast series, and caught up on the remaining episodes from the previous radio drama. I also watched episode 6 of Twin. In a few weeks I'll choose a new language.

PL: More youtube videos. More content from Ioannes Oculus. No more First Year. No ERIC file.

No Mandarin this week.

Cultural content: You are my sisters / 你是我的姐妹, episodes 7-10. I listened to (selections from) "Messiah" (G. F. Händel, HWV 56) in the cathedral.
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Leabhair/Greannáin léite as Gaeilge: 9 / 18
Ar an seastán oíche: Oileán an Órchiste
Duolingo - finished trees: sp/ga/de/fr/pt/it
Finnish with extra pain : 100 / 100

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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:56 pm

2019 - Summary of week 50

GA: More Duolingo. Some really strange sentences this week, e.g. An iompórtálann tú daoine? (Do you import people?) :shock: It has been suggested that they mean import players (in sports). Every other ad suggests that I apply for Canadian citizenship. :?

IT: More content from Italiano Automatico.

NO: I finished two podcast series. I also watched episode 7 of Twin.

PL: More youtube videos. More content from Ioannes Oculus. No more First Year. No ERIC file.

Cultural content: You are my sisters / 你是我的姐妹, episodes 11-12. A lot of reading. Around sixteen books finished in December. (A couple every other day.)
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Leabhair/Greannáin léite as Gaeilge: 9 / 18
Ar an seastán oíche: Oileán an Órchiste
Duolingo - finished trees: sp/ga/de/fr/pt/it
Finnish with extra pain : 100 / 100

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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:24 pm

2019 - Summary of week 51

Here is a short and boring update - but in time!

GA: More Duolingo. I'm doing a little here, a little there. I plan to finish the tree before 2020.

IT: More content from Italiano Automatico.

NO: I finished two or three podcast series. I also watched episode 8 of Twin. I think there is / will be a second season.

PL: More youtube videos. More content from Ioannes Oculus. No more First Year. No ERIC file.

Cultural content: You are my sisters / 你是我的姐妹, episodes 13-14. A few more books finished. For maybe the first time in my life, I watched the news in Meänkieli and then a show in Sami. I don't know a lot about the different varieties, what they're supposed to sound like etc. but somehow I thought the presenter had a slight Norwegian accent when using non-Sami vocabulary. It turned out that the show was from Norway.
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Leabhair/Greannáin léite as Gaeilge: 9 / 18
Ar an seastán oíche: Oileán an Órchiste
Duolingo - finished trees: sp/ga/de/fr/pt/it
Finnish with extra pain : 100 / 100

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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:02 pm

2019 - Summary of week 52

Almost in time.

GA: More Duolingo. For those who are familiar with the tree, everything up to checkpoint 3 is completed, most up to checkpoint 4 is on level 3 or 4, and the last section is also on level 3 or 4. Maybe I'll be able to finish everything this week.

IT: More content from Italiano Automatico.

NO: I finished at least three podcast series.

PL: More youtube videos. More content from Ioannes Oculus. No more First Year. No ERIC file.

Cultural content: You are my sisters / 你是我的姐妹, episodes 15-16. Half a dozen books finished. I watched a Finnish lifestyle show (in Finland Swedish) and heard someone with an unexpected combination of accent traces - there was an /u/ från Åland paired with an intonation pattern which reminded me more of Dalmål. Either the person was from Åland and moved to Sweden, or the other way around. She was from Åland.

In this part of the world it's one day left of this year. In the following week/s I'll post some long awaited statistics from 2019. ;)
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Leabhair/Greannáin léite as Gaeilge: 9 / 18
Ar an seastán oíche: Oileán an Órchiste
Duolingo - finished trees: sp/ga/de/fr/pt/it
Finnish with extra pain : 100 / 100

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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:54 pm

As I'm sure some of you love numbers, here's the Anki summary for 2019. (sentence-heavy languages)

Czech
Mature: 4887
Young+Learn: 0
Unseen: 0
Suspended+Buried: 0
Total cards: 4887 (nine fewer than last year, which apparently means that I deleted some cards)

Esperanto
Mature: 23693
Young+Learn: 0
Unseen: 0
Suspended+Buried: 0
Total cards: 23693 (no change here, I've seen every card and all of them are mature)

Mandarin
Mature: 27751
Young+Learn: 0
Unseen: 0
Suspended+Buried: 0
Total cards: 27751 (no change here either)

Portuguese
Mature: 51772 (cf. 31494 in 2018, 15339 in 2017)
Young+Learn: 1090 (cf. 3620 in 2018, 1877 in 2017)
Unseen: 25589 (cf. 43337 in 2018, 61235 in 2017)
Suspended+Buried: 0
Total cards: 78451

Yue/Cantonese
Mature: 5320
Young+Learn: 0
Unseen: 0
Suspended+Buried: 0
Total cards: 5320 (no change here either)

Major progress for Portuguese - nothing added, but I did a lot of reviews. I have spent some time on a couple more languages (e.g. Catalan, Scottish Gaelic, Italian, Polish), but haven't added anything to Anki. I like to try different approaches - for example, studying/learning a language without deliberate vocabulary study. Moreover, every time I've added a new deck with too many cards upfront and/or too many other features (say,an extra field), I've been unable to sync it. So, for the time being, no new decks.

Next chapter: Summary of 2019.
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Leabhair/Greannáin léite as Gaeilge: 9 / 18
Ar an seastán oíche: Oileán an Órchiste
Duolingo - finished trees: sp/ga/de/fr/pt/it
Finnish with extra pain : 100 / 100

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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby cjareck » Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:16 pm

jeff_lindqvist wrote:As I'm sure some of you love numbers, here's the Anki summary for 2019. (sentence-heavy languages)

You have nine times more cards for Portuguese than I have for Hebrew! Do you gradually review the unseen cards also? If yes, at which rate?
Also Esperanto and Mandarin decks are impressive.
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Please feel free to correct me in any language

Avigdor Kahalani, עז 77 (Heigths of Courage)
: 18 / 200


Assimil Chinese
: 16 / 200


DLI MSA Basic Course
: 12 / 140
Polish course Arabic for beginners
: 4 / 40


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