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jeff_lindqvist
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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Tue May 12, 2020 9:11 pm

DaveAgain wrote:Thanks. There's a 'Hornblower Companion' book, its mostly fluff, but it includes an essay where Mr Forester explains the beginnings of some stories. I thought this might be something similar from Mr Dahl.


I really like the Hornblower stories I've read. Many years ago, I looked for them in second-hand bookstores, only to find that the Swedish translations had been published under different titles in different series/editions with different number of volumes, making it nearly impossible to get the whole picture.
For instance, there is one Swedish title called Linjeskeppet Sutherland which one would assume is A Ship of the Line. But that one has the title Ett linjeskepp, and the ...Sutherland title is a translation of... Hornblower in Captivity, which isn't even part of the original series, but of the heavily edited "Cadet editions". :o (The third one, it seems. As it happens, based on A Ship of the Line (!) and Flying Colours.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horatio_H ... blications

Talk about lost in translation.
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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Sun May 17, 2020 9:23 pm

2020 - Summary of week 20

Five books finished this week. Yesterday after finishing a collection of short stories, I grabbed a title which I've had in the bookshelf for ages - Slipt by Alan Dean Foster. I can't remember when/where/why I got it. I haven't read any of the author's works, but yesterday there was something about this book which said READ ME. So far, I like it a lot. (2/3 left.) I also watched the first part of the German dramatization of Siegfried Lenz's Der Überläufer. There's also some Polish dialogue. Just before the weekend, a friend and I had our second session of Warhammer Underworlds: Beastgrave. I won the first two games a month ago. This time I lost twice. :(

GA: More podcasts from the new series. I enjoy listening to politics and current affairs even if I don't understand everything. Give me another half year. Or decade.

PT: More Duolingo and stories.
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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Sun May 24, 2020 9:31 pm

2020 - Summary of week 21

Time for a short summary. Three books finished this week. Almost done with Slipt. I watched the second part of Der Überläufer. By the way, Badehotellet is back.

GA: More podcasts from the new series. COVID-19 is a major topic. Some interviewees with northern accents. I found an Ankified frequency list with 6500 headwords (actually 6453). And a spreadsheet (g-drive) with 6450 headwords (actually 6857). Next life...

PT: More Duolingo and stories.
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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby galaxyrocker » Sun May 24, 2020 9:43 pm

What was the name of the new podcast series you started in Irish?
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Postby jeff_lindqvist » Sun May 24, 2020 9:47 pm

Tús Áite (at RnaG)

Clár cúrsaí reatha an tráthnóna á chur i láthair ón Lárionad Raidió i mBaile Átha Cliath. Scéalta náisiúnta agus idirnáisiúnta a bhíonn faoi chaibidil ar an gclár, le plé, anailís agus tuairiscí.
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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Sun May 31, 2020 9:27 pm

2020 - Summary of week 22

I finished Slipt and started reading The Omen - another of those books within arm's reach. I watched Arrival - a science-fiction film with a xenolinguistic theme.

GA: I finished Tús Áite and started another programme series - Iris Aniar:
Clár irise an iarthair, le scéalta nuachta móra agus beaga phobal an iarthair agus na Mí, agus tuairiscí ó ócáidí agus imeachtaí ar fud an iarthair.


PT: More Duolingo and stories.
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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby Decidida » Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:39 pm

jeff_lindqvist wrote:2020 - Summary of week 20

Five books finished this week.


Wow!
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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:50 pm

2020 - Summary of week 23

I finished six books this week - one was The Omen, then another four in Swedish, plus another in English. During a coffee break I was among code-switchers and heard more Punjabi than ever before.

GA: More Iris Aniar. Just before the weekend, I had a look at the latest (May 2020) exam from Modern Irish II - the same course I took back in 2014. Good to know where my gaps are...

PT: More Duolingo and stories. It struck me that desculpar means both apologize and forgive. Another example of two sides of the coin.
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Leabhair/Greannáin léite as Gaeilge: 9 / 18
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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:35 pm

(Final) Summary of 2019

Sorry for the delay - I just realized that I hadn't posted a final summary. Here it is.

  1. Norwegian - 169.5 hours
  2. English - 124.75 hours
  3. Swedish - 117.25 hours
  4. Danish - 114 hours
  5. Italian - 60.5 hours
  6. Polish - 60.5 hours
  7. Scottish Gaelic - 54.25 hours
  8. Catalan - 41 hours
  9. German - 21.5 hours
  10. Russian - 15.5 hours
  11. Chinese - 15.5 hours
  12. Spanish - 15.25 hours
  13. French - 13.5 hours
  14. Irish Gaelic - 12.5 hours

The winner is Norwegian. I listened to it every day for six months (~6 hours per week). "Don't break the chain." (-Jerry Seinfeld)

Books in 2019

197 in total. 84 books + 2 audiobooks in Swedish, 53 books + 4 audiobooks in English, 33 audiobooks/podcast series in Norwegian, 20 audiobooks/podcast series in Danish, and finally 1 book in German. What if I didn't count audiobooks and podcast series? Still 138 titles.

Achievements?

Very good listening skills in Norwegian and Danish.

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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:56 pm

2020 - Summary of week 24

Another six books finished this week - four comic book albums in Swedish (many of them three-in-one, around 180 pages), and two regular ones in English. I'm almost through my pile of library loans.

GA: More Iris Aniar. After a coffee break at work, a colleague approached me and said that they had had a visitor who was looking for literature about Celtic languages. The person was still in the building. Not that we have a lot of such literature (the two grammars by Nancy Stenson, then Gaeilge gan Stró vol 1), but I shared some articles I found online. As well as a shamelessly self-promoted copy of something I wrote in high school... :oops:

PT: More Duolingo and stories.
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Leabhair/Greannáin léite as Gaeilge: 9 / 18
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Duolingo - finished trees: sp/ga/de/fr/pt/it
Finnish with extra pain : 100 / 100

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