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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby Brun Ugle » Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:13 pm

MorkTheFiddle wrote:
Decidida wrote:
Cèid Donn wrote:I discovered Róisín Seoighe. The played this song by her in one podcast not long ago and I absolutely love it:


I did not understand a word, but I like that! It is nice that there is text. I need to look for songs with text in Spanish.
With Jeff's permision, and in case you didn't already know, a search of Youtube for 'musica en espanol con letras' (without the quotes, obviously) will find you some songs in Spanish with lyrics.

I would also recommend Lyrics Training. It’s a website where you use music to help you learn languages by playing games. It’s lots of fun and a great supplement to more traditional study.
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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:33 pm

2020 - Summary of week 28

I finished two board game related titles, the David Baldacci novel (I just started reading the second volume in the series) and one P.G. Wodehouse. Another game of Frostgrave and finally a music session (today).

GA: More podcasts from Bladhaire. One featured interview+songs with Clann Mhic Ruairí which some readers may remember from an old post.

PT: More Duolingo and stories. They must have added some content to this course (which I finished some years ago). Some skills are greyed out - I've probably never seen them, nor worked on those skills..
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Leabhair/Greannáin léite as Gaeilge: 9 / 18
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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:31 pm

2020 - Summary of week 29

Time for a short update. I finished two books this week. Almost done with the second Amos Decker novel.

GA: More podcasts.

IT: Today (Sunday) I spent some time reading in Imparo l'italiano - another dusty book. It is the first part (of three), aimed at beginners, some forty years ago... I thought I'd be able to read it with nearly 100% comprehension, but I immediately realized that there are gaps in my vocabulary.

PT: More Duolingo and stories.

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I got hold of a bunch of second-hand books in French, German, Italian and Portuguese. That pile will keep me busy for years.
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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:45 pm

2020 - Summary of week 30

Time for a late update. I finished the second Amos Decker novel plus at least one other book. Another game of Frostgrave. Just before the week's martial arts session started, we listened to "Pumped up kicks" (in Old English):


...and "Smells like teen spirit" (in Latin):


GA: More podcasts. I shared the link to Galaxyrocker's blog with the other gaeilgeoir in the area.

IT: A few more lessons in Imparo l'italiano.

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

Postby galaxyrocker » Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:26 am

jeff_lindqvist wrote:
GA: More podcasts. I shared the link to Galaxyrocker's blog with the other gaeilgeoir in the area.


Thanks, I appreciate it. I hope to get some more grammatical stuff up soon, as opposed to my musings on things from South Connemara.
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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:05 pm

2020 - Summary of week 31

I finished at least five books this week - one of them was the third Amos Decker novel. The fourth isn't availabe yet, so I'll read something else in the meantime.

GA: More podcasts. One featured a phone interview with Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh - singer/fiddler of Altan, another a live performance of the trio Fidil. Galánta ar fad! Bhuail mé le roinnt acu cúpla bliain ó shin.

IT: I finished Imparo l'italiano. It felt nice to expose myself to written Italian again. Maybe a book some day?

PT: More Duolingo and stories. Some are obsessed with reaching the highest position in the Diamond League. For those who wonder, I kind of like the tool. It's something I can spend 5 minutes on now and then. I can't really do that with a chapter of TY/Colloquial/Assimil/Linguaphone. I know that it isn't the same thing as being taught by Michel Thomas. Or being immersed in another country. Or having 101 lessons on iTalki. Or taking a course at the university. And so on. And for what it's worth, the stories give higher XP as I progress. (Starting at 14, eventually reaching 28.)

ZH: Time for some Chinese again. You are my sisters / 你是我的姐妹, episodes 17-18.
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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:14 pm

2020 - Summary of week 32

I finished two books this week and started a couple more. Details below.

ES: Today (Sunday) I restarted Pippa Mediaslargas.

FR: I decided to pick up the old Maigret et le clochard (Georges Simenon) which I started reading one and a half year ago. Now I finished it.

GA: More podcasts. One featured an interview with fiddler Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. I'm not too familiar with his works, other than the album he did with Mick O'Brien some years ago - Deadly Buzz. Since the beginning of 2020 when I started listening to Irish podcasts every day, this interview is the one I've understood the best. No doubt thanks to the topic.

One song from the week before kept haunting me. Óró mo bháidín with singer/harpist Síle Denvir. It's from the recording Caithréim -Music and songs from the plays of Patrick Pearse.



I managed to find all verses.

Crochfaidh mé seolta is rachaidh mé siar,
Óró mo churaichín ó!
'S go hOíche Fhéil' Eoin ní thiocfaidh mé aniar,
Óró mo bháidín!

Curfa:

Óró mo churaichín ó!
'S óró mo bháidín,
Óró mo churaichín ó!
Óró mo bháidín!

Nach breá í mo bháidín ag snámh ar a' gcuan,
Óró mo churaichín ó,
'S na céaslaí á dtarraingt go láidir 's go buan,
Óró mo bháidín.

(Curfa)

'S nach éachtach a léimreach thar tonntracha árd,
Óró mo churaichín ó,
'S nach éatrom í iompar aníos thar an trá,
Óró mo bháidín.

(Curfa)

Nach lúfar í ag iomramh soir agus siar,
Óró mo churaichín ó,
'S a sárú ní bhfaighidh tú ó Árainn go Cliar,
Óró mo bháidín.

(Curfa x2)

Sources:
http://www.celticlyricscorner.net/cassidys/oromo.htm (verses 1, 2 and 4; see also the translation)
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=12006 (verse 3; there are also some posts further down in that thread about other composers)

PT: More Duolingo and stories. I was sent a link or two about Nathaniel Drew's 7-day project. I thought I had seen that guy before, and yes I had. He did something similar with Italian (that clip was already marked as viewed). By the way, this week's Duolingo discovery is that some lessons give more points if you chose the Hard version. Reviewing older lessons also give more points now.

No Italian, no Chinese.

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Earlier today I banned thirteen (!) spammers in just few minutes. Then another three posted...

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Oops, I almost forgot. I'm on vacation now.
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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby Iversen » Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:33 pm

When I see those verses I almost feel tempted to restart my Irish studies.
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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby galaxyrocker » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:57 am

Síle Denvir is one of my favorite Irish singers. In fact, her version (well, Liadán's, of which she's the singer) of Amhráin Mhuínse is without a doubt my favorite version of that song, and perhaps my favorite song in Irish overall (Colm Phádraig Sheamuis is a close second, along with Pócaí Folamh is Cloigeann Tinn). She's really a great talent.
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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby galaxyrocker » Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:20 am

I figured I should share the version of it.
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