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

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Re: Military historian's corner - Hebrew and Arabic (and English also ;) )

Postby cjareck » Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:31 pm

Part II
Drill cards
The purpose of them is to create one note for each drill (so from one note you have up to 10 cards). They are simple - Front + Front sound and Rear + Rear sound. (sound = dźwięk in Polish). They also have the "uwagi" (remarks) section where I put what has to be done in a particular drill or a translation of the sentence into English "I went to the shop". Then in the front, I have for example "He" (in Hebrew of course), so I know that rear has to be "He went to the shop" (in Hebrew the verb of course conjugates)
It is optional for drilling Rear to Front. I just have to put any sign in a special field.
FRONT

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{{#Przód 2}}
<div style='font-family: Liberation Sans; font-size: 40px;'>{{Przód 2}}</div>
<div style='font-family: Liberation Sans; font-size: 20px;'>{{Przód 2 dźwięk}}</div>
<hr>
<div style='font-family: Liberation Sans; font-size: 20px;'>{{Uwagi}}</div>
{{/Przód 2}}


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.card {
 font-family: arial;
 font-size: 20px;
 text-align: center;
 color: black;
 background-color: white;
}


REAR

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<div style='font-family: Liberation Sans; font-size: 40px;'>{{Tył 2}}</div>
{{Tył 2 dźwięk}}
<hr id=answer>
<div style='font-family: Liberation Sans; font-size: 20px;'>{{Uwagi}}</div>


It looks like that
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Re: Military historian's corner - Hebrew and Arabic (and English also ;) )

Postby cjareck » Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:39 pm

Part III
Dialogue cards - I use them to learn dialogues. They simply show what the first person said and supply me with pictures to help me to say what the second person said in the dialogue. It is for 10 cards from one note

FRONT

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{{#Przód 2}}
<div style="font-size: 40px">{{Przód 2}} </div>
<hr>
{{Podpowiedź 2}}
<hr>
{{Dźwięk 2}}
<br>
<div style="font-size: 10px">{{Opis}}</div>
<hr>
{{#Tłumaczenie 2}}
<div id="hint" class="hidden">
<p class="trigger">[ Pokaż tłumaczenie ]</p>
<p class="payload">{{Tłumaczenie 2}}</p>
</div>
<script>
var hint = document.getElementById('hint');
hint.addEventListener('click', function() { this.setAttribute('class', 'shown'); });
</script>
{{/Tłumaczenie 2}}
{{/Przód 2}}


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.card {
 font-family: arial;
 font-size: 20px;
 text-align: center;
 color: black;
 background-color: white;
}
#hint { background: #f2fbe7; border: 1px solid #dff5c4; border-radius: 6px; color: #7a876b; }

#hint.hidden:hover { background: #dff5c4; color: #000; cursor: pointer; }
#hint.hidden .payload { display: none; }

#hint.shown { background: #fff; color: #000; }
#hint.shown .trigger { display: none; }
#hint.shown .payload { display: block; }


REAR

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<div style="font-size: 40px">{{Tył 2}} </div>
<br>
{{Tył dźwięk 2}}
<hr>
<div style="font-size: 10px">{{Opis}}</div>
<hr>
{{#Tył tłumaczenie 2}}
<div id="hint" class="hidden">
<p class="trigger">[ Pokaż tłumaczenie ]</p>
<p class="payload">{{Tył tłumaczenie 2}}</p>
</div>
<script>
var hint = document.getElementById('hint');
hint.addEventListener('click', function() { this.setAttribute('class', 'shown'); });
</script>
{{/Tył tłumaczenie 2}}


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Re: Military historian's corner - Hebrew and Arabic (and English also ;) )

Postby arthaey » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:35 pm

Thanks for going into more detail! :)
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Re: Military historian's corner - Hebrew and Arabic (and English also ;) )

Postby zenmonkey » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:41 pm

Could you post the data and resulting cards for one example?
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Re: Military historian's corner - Hebrew and Arabic (and English also ;) )

Postby cjareck » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:20 pm

I am not sure if this is what you wanted, but here are screenshots of filled form and front and back of a vocabulary card. It is verb conjugation so I used only one image because I should figure out the correct form from the rest of the sentence.
DATA
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BACK
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There is sound played on the back side to confirm my pronunciation of the missing word.

If you wish I may send you an empty of a full deck so if you import it you will have the note of my type already working and ready for reverse engineering ;) No only you - anyone who will be interested.
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Re: Military historian's corner - Hebrew and Arabic (and English also ;) )

Postby cjareck » Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:18 pm

I would like to inform the Readers of this blog that I completed the Lesson 23 of the FSI Hebrew Basic Course. It was one of the longest, so there is much hope that working with the next one will proceed much quicker. I already prepared audio for it, but I will wait a few days till the number of cards for review will decrease from 100 to a 50-60. I presume that it will take about two weeks.

The other good news is that I had three language exchanges with the same person. I am impressed by the idea! I can't wait till next time. We scheduled our conversation for Saturday. Last time I enjoyed it very much and hope that my language partner also liked it.

I read on this forum somewhere that on intermediate levels one can improve only after investing a considerable amount of time. I feel that my Hebrew, after a long time, finally started to advance. The ultimate goal is to be able to read books and documents, and it is, unfortunately, still far away.
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Re: Military historian's corner - Hebrew and Arabic (and English also ;) )

Postby cjareck » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:56 pm

Hebrew
Luckily my prognosis about the number of cards for review was faulty. It already dropped below the abovementioned numbers, so I started adding vocabulary and drills from lesson 24. Since it is a shorter one, I hope to finish this activity by the end of October.

I met with one language partner regularly, and for tomorrow I scheduled the second one. I think that diversity is a good idea since in the real world one will hear various people speaking ;) By the way is this a common thing or only mine problem - I feel that my speaking abilities are far better than my understanding? The most important is that the psychological blocked for speaking Hebrew is fading away :D

Arabic
I slowly add drills from DLI lesson 7. Since this is no priority, it goes very slowly - one drill in a few days. But I will finish Volume 1 of this course this year. Probably even sooner.

Other
Short activation of Russian is ended. Now I have to practice my German since I hope to go to Vienna to hold a lecture during a scientific conference there. I probably look for some language exchange ;)
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Re: Military historian's corner - Hebrew and Arabic (and English also ;) )

Postby rdearman » Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:44 pm

I have a question which is completely unrelated to language learning. A long while ago I used wikipedia to make myself a book in a target language about some famous ancient battles. Battle of Thermopylae, Battle of Marathon, Battle of Syracuse, etc. which I found very interesting. I wondered if you could recommend some interesting battles (which I could find on wikipedia). I'm not really bothered if they are ancient, medieval or modern.
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Re: Military historian's corner - Hebrew and Arabic (and English also ;) )

Postby cjareck » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:04 pm

rdearman wrote:I'm not really bothered if they are ancient, medieval or modern.

Since I am Polish and interested in the 20th Century, the list below will be a mixture of both ;)
Polish great battles:
Medieval
Battle of Grunwald 1410 - Poland, Lithuania vs Teutonic Order
17th Century
Battle of Kircholm in 1605 - Poland, Lithuania vs Sweden
Battle of Kłuszyn in 1610 - Poland, Lithuania vs Sweden and Russia

1920
Battle of Warsaw - victory over Bolsheviks

1939
Battle of Wizna - so-called Polish Thermopylae

Arab-Israeli Wars
Yom Kippur War 1973
Battle of the Chinese Farm - crossing Suez Canal by the Israelis
Battle of the Valley of Tears (Golan Heights)

The list is short, but from Polish battles, I chose the most interesting ones. If you wish more, just tell me ;) Especially the 17th Century. Polish-Lithuanians were strongly outnumbered, but this was not enough to stop them. During the battle of Kircholm our commander-in-chief was able - despite the abovementioned fact - to gather local advantage on one, decisive flank. This battle was a real masterpiece.

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I forgot about the Great War...
Battle of Gorlice 1915 Germans and Austro-Hungarians broke through fortified Russian front. My co-authored article about the reasons for the success in this battle will be published hopefully this month. Since it will be in English, I will gladly share a link with you.
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Re: Military historian's corner - Hebrew and Arabic (and English also ;) )

Postby cjareck » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:30 pm

שלום!
مرحبا!
Hebrew
I may consider this week as being a fruitful one. I had two language exchanges already (I know that on the forum are people who say that 5-6 in a week are nothing ;) ). I feel the lack of words which is annoying when you are in the half of the sentence and suddenly realize that I do not know the crucial word. However, I think that this is a proof that I di not translate a sentence in my head earlier but immediately speak in the target language.

The other problem is my listening comprehension. It is clearly below my oral capabilities. I speak a lot (with many errors of course) but understand a little. However, I noticed an improvement in this field lately. There is also an interesting phenomenon - when my language partner speaks, I do not understand the words, but I just "feel" the meaning. I ask him what he said, and my premonition proves to be correct. Nevertheless, I do not trust my feelings in this matter. I have to be sure what I hear.

Arabic
Unfortunately, I have to limit myself only to reviewing existing flashcards, at least for next week. I simply have a lot of my professional work at this time. However, I am sure that I will not be able to keep Arabic aside for a long time ;)
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