Military historian's corner - EN, HE, ZH, AR, sometimes RU, FR and DE

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Re: Military historian's corner - EN, HE, ZH, AR, sometimes RU, FR and DE

Postby AroAro » Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:03 pm

cjareck wrote:Hebrew
Interesting thing is that even if the rules are new to me, I could conjugate almost everything smoothly. Why? Because of the FSI strategy!
FSI Hebrew Basic Course page 245 wrote:However, if the student has thoroughly learned the Basic Sentences and verb drills of the preceding units he will find that he has already mastered the most frequent variations and that the following charts will merely diagram this knowledge




Sounds amazing! Maybe I should give it a try sometime in the future. How much time did it take you to finish the whole FSI Hebrew Course?
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Re: Military historian's corner - EN, HE, ZH, AR, sometimes RU, FR and DE

Postby cjareck » Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:20 pm

Well, I do not have an idea ;) At first, I was listening only about 10 times every lesson, but I wasn't satisfied with that. From lesson 34, I started creating Anki cards to the end (lesson 40), and then I created missing cards for lessons 1-33. I've counted 7790 of them. They are for vocabulary and all of the drills.
Audio for each lesson is about 20 minutes each with some doubles or even triples. So surely plenty of listening!

I can share my Deck with you if you wish, but remember that it was not intended for sharing, and I learned how to make cards while preparing the cards.
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Re: Military historian's corner - EN, HE, ZH, AR, sometimes RU, FR and DE

Postby cjareck » Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:50 pm

Hebrew
I had some time to listen to the podcast about 188th Brigade again. However, the interesting thing was that I had more than 90% understanding of the first 18 minutes that I knew earlier or put into Anki to learn it. The rest was much worse - about 50%. And this is a podcast that I listened to really tens of times! So I will continue with adding cards to Anki since it works for me.

Again a 365 Challenge proved crucial for maintaining my Hebrew. I had some urgent work to do, so I skipped Arabic and Mandarin for a few days but not Hebrew! I even started to like the spreadsheet and registering my study time.

365 Challenge summary:
10th - 80 minutes (18 Anki, 15 reading the cursive script, 26 adding cards to Anki, 21 videos on Paal conjugation)
11th - 65 minutes (31 Anki, 34 minutes adding cards to Anki)
12th - 32 minutes (25 Anki, 2 adding cards, 5 watching an interview with a veteran)
13th - 47 minutes (22 Anki, 5 adding cards, 20 language exchange)
14th - 72 minutes (16 Anki, 20 adding cards, 16 listening to the podcast)
15th - 45 minutes (16 Anki, 29 listening to the podcast)
16th - 31 minutes (14 Anki, 12 adding cards, 5 watching an interview with a veteran)

10th-16th together - 371 minutes (6,2 hours)
356 Challenge together - 870 minutes (14,5 hours)

Arabic
Unfortunately, I didn't manage to add the cards for the 18th DLI lesson last week. I barely managed to keep up with the pending reviews yesterday. I hope to do it in the next few days. Starting today!

Mandarin
As mentioned above, I skipped even Anki for a few days, so yesterday, I had to review quite many cards but finally managed to do it. I plan to add an Assimil lesson just after I finally finish adding an Arabic one.
My Chinese LEP learns for his exams, so we also have a small pause now.
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Reading: 1 (83% content, 90% linguistic)


MSA DLI : 18 / 141ESKK : 8 / 40


Mandarin Assimil : 32 / 105

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Re: Military historian's corner - EN, HE, ZH, AR, sometimes RU, FR and DE

Postby cjareck » Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:03 pm

This week I was distracted by various things. One of them was creating maps for my book about the battle of the Marne. I friend of mine does such things professionally, and since I've helped him with another thing, he helped me with the maps. He didn't make them for me but gave some guidelines on how to do it and prepared a base with terrain shape. I personally find it much better than receiving ready maps, but it requires me almost to start drawing from the beginning.

My daughters started learning Spanish. I also gave them some advice on learning a foreign language, but I had to be careful not to discourage them. I'm not interested in Spanish. I've considered learning it during my studies when I was interested in the Great Armada and naval clashes between England and Spain but eventually dropped the idea in favor of German and the Great War. The side effect of my daughters' activity is a temptation to start working on my French :) On the basic level, it is extremely similar, and I understand most of their materials. If they keep going, probably I will not be able to resist that temptation anymore ;)

Hebrew
17th - 36 minutes (17 Anki, 19 adding new cards)
18th - 69 minutes (18 Anki, 20 adding new cards, 22 watching about Nifal conjugation)
19th - 32 minutes (16 Anki, 10 adding new cards, 6 watching about Nifal conjugation, 9 listening to the podcast)
20th - 37 minutes (17 Anki, 20 listening to the radio)
21st - 43 minutes (11 Anki, 20 adding new cards, 12 listening to the podcast)
22nd - 42 minutes (19 Anki, 23 listening to the podcast)
23rd - 59 minutes (16 Anki, 43 watching the interview with YKW veteran*)
* It was Avigdor 'Janusz' (read: Yanoosh) Ben-Gal, commander of the 7th Armored Brigade. I watched it during map drawing, but there were places where I really understood a lot! Especially when he talked about 188th Brigade being split into platoons scattered over almost whole Golan Heights because it was prepared for "battle day" (some limited clash with Syrians), not for a war where you need to concentrate your tanks. I was delighted with this fragment. Nevertheless, my overall performance was much worse.

MSA
I finally finished the 18th DLI Lesson! Nevertheless, I had to skip reviewing cards for two days in a row. Now I have plenty of them to work with, but I hope to do it soon.

Mandarin
Here I also skipped reviewing for two days, so I had to struggle with a few hundred cards today, but luckily I managed it :) I finally managed to listen to the 31st lesson of Assimil a few times and add all the phrases to Anki and review it. Perhaps I will manage the next lesson this week!
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Mandarin Assimil : 32 / 105

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Re: Military historian's corner - EN, HE, ZH, AR, sometimes RU, FR and DE

Postby cjareck » Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:48 pm

Hebrew
This week I was mainly focused on drawing maps to listen to interviews "in the background". After bringing my boys to school, I listened to a Hebrew podcast on my way home. Once I even did it while clearing snow. I'm happy since listening comprehension is my major problem.

24th - 32 minutes (14 Anki, 18 adding vocabulary)
25th - 86 minutes (14 Anki, 43 listening to interviews, 25 language exchange)
26th - 99 minutes (21 Anki, 25 adding vocabulary, 37 listening to interviews, 16 listening to a podcast)
27th - 86 minutes (19 Anki, 30 listening to interviews, 20 language exchange, 17 listening to a podcast)
28th - 48 minutes (14 Anki, 16 adding vocabulary, 18 listening to interviews)
29th - 40 minutes (19 Anki, 1 adding vocabulary, 20 listening to interviews)
30th - 93 minutes (14 Anki, 49 listening to interviews, 30 listening to a podcast)

Total in the week 484 minutes (8 hours)

31st - 42 minutes (17 Anki, 15 GLOSS lesson, 10 listening to a podcast)

Total hours in January: 28,57, activities that took more than an hour:
ANKI: 9,45
Listening to interviews: 4,7
Adding vocabulary: 4,58
Watching other videos: 3,27
Listening to podcasts: 2,7
Listening to the radio: 1,2
Language exchanges: 1,17

Arabic
I started adding an ESKK lesson to the Anki. It will take me quite a lot of time, but I may finish this one and the next one by the end of February and thus maintain the tempo of one lesson monthly.

Mandarin
I hope to finish the 32nd lesson tomorrow. Since most of the days I review 10 more cards of my Hanping HSK Deck, I should reach the HSK 3 level in about 3 months since 990 left.

French
I strongly consider improving my French because of the video I saw on MorktheFiddle's log. I have that temptation for quite a long time already...
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Re: Military historian's corner - EN, HE, ZH, AR, sometimes RU, FR and DE

Postby cjareck » Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:58 pm

Well, I hoped that 2021 would be better than 2020, but it doesn't want to! Last week my Mom died. She was 81 and had many health issues, but it isn't easy to accept. She wanted to be a good mother and good mother-in-law, so we had to put a border not to let her interfere too much what surely wasn't pleasant for her. Also, my own health made our contacts rare. There is nothing I can do about it now. "Show mus go on" I have to care for my family.

There is also good news. I received results from the blood tests. The cancer marker CEA level is normal, so my chances for the upcoming future seem to look better and better. But I am aware that it may change at any time.

I wasn't able to keep up with all my Anki reviews and limited myself to Hebrew. Only on the last days of the week, I managed to review all due cards.

Hebrew
1st February - 55 minutes (17 Anki, 24 Podcasts, 14 adding vocabulary)
2nd February - 51 minutes (35 Podcasts, 16 veterans)
3rd February - 36 minutes (21 Anki, 15 Podcasts)
4th February - 30 minutes (14 Anki, 27 Podcasts)
5th February - 31 minutes (11 Anki, 17 Podcasts, 3 other movies)
6th February - 32 minutes (18 Anki, 14 Podcasts)

Total for February: 3,9 hours
Total 365 Challenge: 32,5 hours

I've canceled my LE on Wednesday. I was too tired due to a lack of sleep. Also, during the listening, I was not always focused enough.

Arabic
My LEP said that his health improved, and we had LE on Saturday. It was nice to speak Arabic again! Most probably, we will be discussing some pictures with a basic vocabulary. We started doing that, and I must say it was quite nice. I've recorded a whole session to learn vocabulary again and prepare myself for the next time. So I had to listen to myself again. Well, it wasn't a pleasant experience. I mixed Hebrew with Arabic, mixed plural with singular, and feminine with masculine. I hope to do better next time!

Mandarin
I've prepared cards for the next (32nd) Assimil lesson, but I had no time to review them.
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Mandarin Assimil : 32 / 105

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Re: Military historian's corner - EN, HE, ZH, AR, sometimes RU, FR and DE

Postby eido » Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:12 pm

My condolences. She was probably a good, strong Polish lady, hmm? That’s unfortunate. I hope she’s doing well in Heaven now. Best of luck to you and your family during this time <3
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Re: Military historian's corner - EN, HE, ZH, AR, sometimes RU, FR and DE

Postby guyome » Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:55 pm

I'm sorry about your loss, cjareck.
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Re: Military historian's corner - EN, HE, ZH, AR, sometimes RU, FR and DE

Postby MorkTheFiddle » Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:04 pm

What a sad thing to happen, cjarek. I am so sorry for your loss and please accept my condolences.
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Re: Military historian's corner - EN, HE, ZH, AR, sometimes RU, FR and DE

Postby cjareck » Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:09 pm

Thank you all for your kind words!
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