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Morgana
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Postby Morgana » Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:59 am

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Brun Ugle
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Location: Steinkjer, Norway
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Re: Morgana's Revolving Door of Languages (plus Swedish)

Postby Brun Ugle » Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:32 am

I can have earworms, even Assimil earworms, but I don’t recall any of them ever waking me up.

Congratulations on your Swedish. You’re probably right that it isn’t a stable level yet, but it’s surely on its way to being so. I’ve noticed the same thing with learning a new language. At first I just understand individual words and phrases, then occasional whole sentences, then more whole sentences and then sometimes there will be enough whole sentences in a row that I can understand that I’ll understand a whole scene, and eventually a whole episode. It’s very choppy in the beginning though. It’s not a gradual progression like one might think from my description. Often I might understand one whole scene, but in the next scene, I barely even catch any words. And there are good days and bad days too. But gradually it does get better and there will be more and more good days and scenes and episodes that you understand completely.
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Morgana
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Postby Morgana » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:34 pm

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Morgana
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Postby Morgana » Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:48 am

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StringerBell
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Re: Morgana's Revolving Door of Languages (plus Swedish)

Postby StringerBell » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:38 am

Morgana wrote:I think RadioClare has been having a good experience with Pimsleur which tempts me, but I know in my own past dalliances with them I get super bored early on and have to struggle to stick with it, so I'd likely be wasting my money if I went that route. But I do want something that's audio-heavy.


I don't know how your library system is - have you ever checked to see if they have Pimsleur or some other audio language courses? My library has the entire Pimsleur series available for like 20+ languages, and everything is available instantly via RBDigital, so I don't even have to go there in person to check out CDs. I've heard other people having access to Mango languages through their libraries. If yours does have some audio program, it could be a good way to try it out and not waste money.
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Italian: Write 50,000 words : 3080 / 50000
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MorkTheFiddle
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Languages: English (N). Read (only) French and Spanish. Studying Ancient Greek, aiming for mastery by 2424. Studying a bit of Latin and Japanese. Once studied Old Norse. Dabbled in Catalan, Provençal and Italian.
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Re: Morgana's Revolving Door of Languages (plus Swedish)

Postby MorkTheFiddle » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:58 pm

I just want to chip in here and say congratulations on finding a couple of languages you really like. 8-)
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Morgana
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Postby Morgana » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:16 pm

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Morgana
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Postby Morgana » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:55 pm

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MorkTheFiddle
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Re: Morgana goes down the rabbit hole (Russian, Swedish)

Postby MorkTheFiddle » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:53 pm

Morgana wrote:Allergies kicked into full gear finally :cry: I have moments everyday where I question if I took my antihistamine or not. For anyone who has not experienced environmental/inhalant allergies before, they're kind of like having the flu, except for the entire summer if you are like me and are allergic to All The Plants. I look forward to the first frost :lol:

I hear you, though my allergies hit me in December and January rather than in the summer. Definitely a bummer, and I wish you well.
As for Russian, it's great to hear your enthusiasm. Good luck with it.
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Morgana
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Postby Morgana » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:18 am

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