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Re: Just a log (English)

Postby aaleks » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:05 pm

Ani wrote:I don't know if it is the Russian mother tongue, the large amount of input, or just luck, but none of your mistakes affect comprehension in the slightest. Even in the January sample, none of them are "ugly" mistakes that make it uncomfortable to read.

Hey so a Russian neighbour was taking about мажор today (I've gotten at least 6 people hooked on the show) and she said the script wasn't normal Russian, but "organized" Russian as if it were written to be translated into English. Did you notice that or do you ever notice that in Russian tv? I also thought maybe there were some regional differences maybe
because her family is from Siberia, but I have no idea.

I hadn't watched Мажор, so I found the series on youtube and watched a little. For me there's nothing unusual in their way of speaking. But the language really changed first during the 90s, then because of the Internet. We probably speak in more English-like way now not even realizing that.

Ani wrote:Edit: Forgot to say, people are mean. I don't know why. Leave them behind and just hang out with the nice ones :) I don't know if my Google translation of your Russian was any good but you sure don't sound like Google translate lol

Yes, it seems Google translated this correct :D . Thank you :)
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Re: Just a log (English)

Postby aaleks » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:30 pm

LinguaPony wrote:Ну, естественно, любимое русское развлечение - кусать друг друга за бока. Что с нами не так, не знаю. Не поймите неправильно, я свою страну люблю до боли в груди, и не дай Бог при мне Россию как-то не так назвать, но вот эта добрая народная традиция пинать друг друга - особенно в интернете - меня убивает уже который год. Не случайно для тусовок на форумах сама всегда сбегаю в англонет, хотя и тут бывает, что греха таить, но не в таких масштабах.

Мне раньше как-то не приходилось сравивать, но в общем похоже получается, что так и есть((. Хотя для меня все же тот форум стал первым столь негативным. Может я не по тем местам ходила раньше :roll: . Моя обычная "среда обитания" в интернете начиная с 2007 была форумы про фигурное катание и ледовые шоу (Ледниковый период в основном). Там всякое тоже было. Но там всегда все было понятно почему, никогда разногласия не случались, как говорится, out of the blue, всегда были какие предпосылки, предыстория. Некоторые ссоры сейчас даже забавно вспоминать)). А с некоторыми людьми с которыми я в какой-то момент конфликтовала мне даже порой потом удавалось найти общий язык и чуть ли не подружиться. Но тот языковой форум оказалась исключением. Причем прежде чем зарегистрироваться я его читала и знала примерно за какие флажки лучше не забегать и в каких случаях свое мнение лучше держать при себе, но это не спасло все равно. Не знаю, может у них там в воздухе что-то агрессивное)).
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Re: Just a log (English)

Postby LinguaPony » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:36 pm

ЧСВ у них через край. Тьфу на них и растереть!
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Re: Just a log (English)

Postby aaleks » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:28 am

Something like an update :)
I keep reading the blog about British-American English differences I've mention before. Among other things, that helps me to be less afraid of making mistakes.
Also I've watched a couple of lectures from The Polyglot Gathering.
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Re: Just a log (English)

Postby aaleks » Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:37 pm

I've been browsing through youtube and among others have found this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcX2AwH3cG8
Despite its promising name (Three Secrets You Need to Know About Spoken English) the only thing the video reveals is native speakers' misconceptions :( . First off all I can understand her even though I'm not a native speaker :mrgreen: . Then non-native speakers are not idiots and well aware about collocations, idioms, slang, etc. Nowadays there's a lot of ways to learn about that. Yes, non-natives speakers might/tend to use words in, let's say, a different way than natives, but at the same time have no problem to understand the same collocations used in the right way by native speakers. It's two different processes.
To me as a non-native speaker the hardest thing in English is tenses, the second - preposition. Then there's articles, of course, but it's a separate issue :mrgreen:
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Re: Just a log (English)

Postby LinguaPony » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:36 am

Your English is getting flawless.
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Re: Just a log (English)

Postby aaleks » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:06 pm

LinguaPony wrote:Your English is getting flawless.

Thank you! :)
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Re: Just a log (English)

Postby aaleks » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:11 pm

I've decided to delete my signature :roll: I mean "Sorry for my errors and mistakes in English". One of the reason why I put the words there was the comment I mentioned above that natives might confuse me with Google translate or a bot :mrgreen: . That wasn't the only reason but still the signature is like a reminder to me.
And there's the profile, anyway.

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I found the original post about my possible bot-likeness etc. , the irony is that post was actually one of kind (almost) and supportive comments there :roll: :D .

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Re: Just a log (English)

Postby LinguaPony » Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:56 am

I can imagine what the unkind and unsupportive comments must have been like. :shock:

Good decision to delete that signature. You have nothing more to apologise for.
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Re: Just a log (English)

Postby aaleks » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:17 pm

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