Team Me: Foxing Around

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reineke
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Re: Team Me: Foxing Around

Postby reineke » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:56 am



October - December

RU

Gibbon, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Unabridged audio. A good chunk.
Carlyle 1/3
Tolstoy
S King
Solzhenitsyn

PORT

Gibbon (abridged)
S King
Comics

POL

Stephen King
Tolstoy War & Peace I
Jpn Pol course with a silly title. I like it though.

ITA

Il caffè filosofico

ESP

Urusei Yatsura

Eng

Joyce Ulysses 5 CDs
Livy Book I

Jpn

Urusei Yatsura

Installed a 256 GB phone card and I'm already running out of space.
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Re: Team Me: Foxing Around

Postby lavengro » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:15 am

The Otava Yo clip was oddly hypnotizing - maybe it was due to the guy who never blinked? Or maybe it was the goat.
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Re: Team Me: Foxing Around

Postby reineke » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:32 pm

And they lived happily ever after.

reineke wrote:
reineke wrote:
reineke wrote:
Mar 25, 2018
0 hours
Audiobook (US pulp)
Incomprehensible. I can recognize the occasional word. I sort of feel like dropping the idea.
Audiobook, (HC Andersen)
I can understand some mini scenes and narrative kernels. Very motivating

Prior exposure: a couple of hours of TV watching in the 1990s.


June 4
11 hrs
"Co za smród, co za smród, kurwa, co za smród!"

I can now sort of follow that pulp audiobook.


August 19, 2018
That incomprehensible pulp audiobook is now mostly comprehensible.


Jan 7, 2019
Still listening to other S. King books. The books are now more enjoyable.

Philosophy. Socrates. The Smurfs.
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Re: Team Me: Foxing Around

Postby StringerBell » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:37 am

Could explain about what you've done/are doing with Polish? How did you first start out, what's your ability level like now (I know that difficult to explain, but maybe something about how well you understand the audiobooks you listen to, whether or not you read the text at the same time, etc...) and approximately how long (in terms of hours or length of time) it took you to get there? I'm very curious to know more about your experience.

If you've written about this somewhere else and don't want to rehash it, just direct me to where I can find it. Thanks!
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Re: Team Me: Foxing Around

Postby reineke » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:26 am



You can search the log for Polish. There aren't that many hits. Polish is a sister language to Russian and in this log you'll find references to Slavic languages.

On the previous page I wrote:

Polish (May - October 2018) 200 hours.
I am guessing that by January the total number of hours grew to 300. I almost exclusively listened to audiobooks. In May-June I listened to Polish music. My first book was a children's audiobook about Greek mythology. I highly recommend children's books such as this one. I mostly listened to Stephen King and Norman Davies. I didn't listen sequentially. I would start at the beginning but then I would go back and replay certain chapters. Next time I would start with chapter 4 etc. I maybe looked up 20-30 words. I learned some basic spelling rules from the music videos. Today I simply spoke the unknown word into the phone and pasted it in the search bar. I've read maybe 2 online articles.I didn't use any texts. On my Chromebook I've stored a few Polish magazines but before I get to these I should really start reading in Russian. While this was going on I've been listening mostly to Russian, Portuguese and some other languages.i forgot to log some things.

In May-June S King was incomprensible for me in Polish. Today I am a happy consumer of Polish audiobooks. I am still running into unknown words or words that are heavily disguised.

As I am writing this I'm watching Makkhi in Hindi (ok I'm reading the subtitles).The point being here that Polish is not a priority.
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Re: Team Me: Foxing Around

Postby reineke » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:17 am

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