I read old books - Pfifltrigg Pi

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PfifltriggPi
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Re: I read old books - Pfifltrigg Pi

Postby PfifltriggPi » Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:18 am

Italiano :
Oggi, ho cominciato a leggere Il principe lui stesso. Era... OK. Già l'ho letto fa molti anni, e suppongo che è meno difficile a causa di questo. In generale, potevo comprenderlo abbastanza bene. L'italiano di Machiavelli è differente della nostra, ma, por il momento, in generale posso comprenderlo malgrado le differenze nella scrittura. Comunque, spesso non sono completamente certo su i ditale esatte, anche se posso comprendere.

Català :
Avui, vaig fer els lliçons 69 i 70 del meu curs català. Les dues lliçons eren molts fàcils.

Latin :
I finished Book II of De Monarchia : the last two chapters were short enough that I probably could have lead then yesterday had I realized how short they were.

Ukrainian :
I continued reading lesson 4 of the Teach Yourself course, which introduced the genitive case.

Français :
Aujourd'hui je lux le chapitre LXXVII du Comte de Monte-Cristo et le chapitre I du livre II du tome II des Misérables.
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Re: I read old books - Pfifltrigg Pi

Postby PfifltriggPi » Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:00 am

Français :
Aujourd'hui, je lus le chapitre LXXVIII du Comte de Monte-Cristo et le chapitre II du livre II du tome II des Misérables.

Latin :
I started book III of De Monarchia. This chapter is, so far, not too difficult.

Ukrainian :
I finished lesson 4 of the Teach Yourself course. I was honestly rather disappointed in this lesson, as it had but one dialogue and few and poor exercises.

Català :
Avui, vaig fer els lliçons 71 i 72 del meu curs Assimil. Non hi havia moltes paraules noves.

Italiano :
Oggi, ho terminato Il principe di Machiavelli. Il secondo metà del libro era molto più interessante, e anche più facile che il primo. Domani, io comincerò i Discorsi.
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Re: I read old books - Pfifltrigg Pi

Postby cmia11 » Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:43 pm

What's your opinion on Teach yourself Ukrainian? Even though it is kind of hard to buy TY books, I am curious.
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Re: I read old books - Pfifltrigg Pi

Postby PfifltriggPi » Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:26 am

I am not quite finished with all my courses and finals, but most of them are done, which is quite nice, since I now have time for doing things again.

cmia11 wrote:What's your opinion on Teach yourself Ukrainian? Even though it is kind of hard to buy TY books, I am curious.

As far as Ukrainian resources in English go, it is probably one of the better ones. I should add, I have an older edition, which can be found online for much less than the newest.

Ukrainian :
I decided to review the Teach Yourself course, so I re-read the dialogues from the first two lessons today.

Latin :
I finished De Monarchia. I very much enjoy Dante's writing style in Latin. To be honest, I had forgotten how pleasant reading Mediaeval literature is. I also read the "Moretum" by Pseudo-Virgil as part of the Appendix Virgiliana. I can say with certinty that it was not written by Virgil, as it is vastly inferior to anything he actually wrote. That said, the poem has some historical interest, since it is about a moretum, a particular Roman food which seems sort of like pesto mixed with cream cheese. It honestly sounds tasty.

Català :
Avui, vaig fer els lliçons 73-74 del llibre Assimil.

Français :
Pendant la semaine passé je terminai le livre II du tome II des Misérables et, parce que j'avais déjà lu le livre III, je lus aussi les chapitres I et II du livre IV. En plus, je lus jusqu'au chapitre LXXXII, inclus, du Comte de Monte-Cristo.
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Re: I read old books - Pfifltrigg Pi

Postby PfifltriggPi » Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:11 am

A train got cancelled yesterday meaning I had to spend about an extra hour and a half getting back from liturgy. Most annoying. As a result, not much got done yesterday.

Ukrainian :
I reviewed chapter 3 today, which was not hard the first time and even less so the second.

Latin :
I found an interesting papal encyclical from the 1920s about Dante, which I attempted to read. Unfortunately, the Latin text even on the official Vatican website was terribly formatted and, as a result, there were some sections where I had very little idea what was happening.

Català :
Avui, jo vaig fer els lliçons 75 i 76 deu curs Assimil. Ara he fet tres quarts del llibre. Soc feliç.

Français :
Hier, je lus le chapitre III du libre IV du tome II des Misérables. Aujourd'hui, j'y lus le chapitre IV. En plus, hier j'apportai Le Comte de Monte-Cristo avec moi sur le train, et, parce qu'un train fut annulé, j'avais plus de temps pour le lire. Je lus, donc, jusqu'au chapitre XC hier et j'ajoutai le chapitre XCI aujourd'hui. Finalement, pour mon cours de littérature, il m'a fallu lire les cent premiers pages de Thérèse Raquin de Zola. J'aime le style de Zola, mais l’intrigue et les personnages de ce roman ne m’intéressent pas vraiment. Je n'ai pas en exemplaire physique, seulement un pdf, donc je ne suis pas très inquiet si je ne le termine pas.
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Re: I read old books - Pfifltrigg Pi

Postby PfifltriggPi » Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:54 pm

Français :
Aujourd'hui, je lus le chapitre XCII du Comte de Monte-Cristo et le chapitre V du livre IV du tome II, des Misérables, qui en était le dernier.

Català :
Avui vaig fer les lliçons 77 i 78 del curs Assimil. La lliçó 77 era una lliçó de repàs, qui va introduir el subjuntiu imperfet, que és encara utilitzat al català modern.

Ukrainian :
I reread lesson 4 of the Teach Yourself book today, catching up to where I was before.

Latin :
I had to teach my Latin class today as part of my grade, which went well, although I did not really enjoy it.
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Re: I read old books - Pfifltrigg Pi

Postby PfifltriggPi » Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:07 am

Ukrainian :
I started Teach Yourself chapter 5 today : the dialogue was relatively long and I learned some new, travel-related words. I am not sure how useful that would be, but I suppose I ought to learn them sooner or later.

Català :
Avui vaig fer les lliçons 79 i 80 del llibre Assimil. Jo quasi l'he terminat!

Français :
Aujourd'hui, je lus le chapitre XCII du Comte de Monte-Cristo et le chapitre I du livre V du tome II des Misérables.
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Re: I read old books - Pfifltrigg Pi

Postby PfifltriggPi » Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:57 pm

Last day of classes today! I still have a final project to finish tomorrow, but other than that, I am free. Tomorrow I meet with my advisor to plan next-term's courses.

Français :
Aujourd'hui, je lus le chapitre II du livre V du tome II des Misérables et he chapitre XCIII du Comte de Monte-Cristo.

Català :
Avui, vaig fer les lliçons 80 i 81 del curs Assimil.

Greek :
I had my last Greek "lesson" of the term today. I am certainly glad that is over. I believe I shall have to endure another term of this, but then I will be free. I am honestly strongly considering just dropping Greek after this academic year ends since my knowledge of it has definitely worsened during this term, and, if it continues to do so at the same pace next term, I will probably be about where I was at the start of my Modern Greek courses last year : ie, knowing the alphabet, a little basic grammar and a smattering of words but not much more.

Ukrainian :
More of lesson 5 of the Teach Yourself course today.
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Re: I read old books - Pfifltrigg Pi

Postby PfifltriggPi » Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:46 am

Greek :
I had a small writing assignment of a couple paragraphs to do for my Greek class. It was, honestly, harder than I thought it would be. I like Greek, I suppose, but I very much do not like my class an I do not like the textbook much. With a good teacher it was OK, with a bad teacher it has been quite bad and it is unusable for self-study.

Ukrainian :
I continued working through lesson 5 of the Teach Yourself book today.

Català :
Avui, jo vaig fer les lliçons 83 i 84 del curs Assimil.

Français :
Aujourd'hui, je lus le chapitre XCIV du Comte de Monte-Cristo et le chapitre III du livre V du tome II des Misérables.
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Re: I read old books - Pfifltrigg Pi

Postby cmia11 » Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:01 pm

Dommage, j'avais vraiment adoré Thérèse Raquin à l'époque, en tout cas, tu ne lis pas les livres les plus simples en français.
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