Anyone doing the Language Jam?

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Re: Anyone doing the Language Jam?

Postby atcprunner » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:13 pm

I've signed up for this... I'm hoping it will be a language on the wish list that will send me on my way even faster. I selected "all scripts are fine" so I'll probably get a language with a difficult script!

Sometimes I tell myself that if I've learned Chinese it's a piece of cake learning another script... but it's still hard and frustrating. I'll smile more the next time I learn a script and see if that helps.
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Re: Anyone doing the Language Jam?

Postby RachelMeier » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:24 pm

atcprunner wrote:I've signed up for this... I'm hoping it will be a language on the wish list that will send me on my way even faster. I selected "all scripts are fine" so I'll probably get a language with a difficult script!

Sometimes I tell myself that if I've learned Chinese it's a piece of cake learning another script... but it's still hard and frustrating. I'll smile more the next time I learn a script and see if that helps.


It took me 3 years to learn to read Korean without "sounding out" awkwardly and 4 years to get used to Chinese characters enough that I could actually begin learning them... learning a new alphabet/writing system as an adult is just hard for some people. If I can find a good romanized course for my language (if it's in a different script) I'll probably do that vs. learning the alphabet. Using romanization for three days isn't going to hurt anything imo. Unpopular opinion I know lol.
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Re: Anyone doing the Language Jam?

Postby RachelMeier » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:47 am

Languages are available now! I got Tamil and I’m wildly excited!
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Re: Anyone doing the Language Jam?

Postby Brun Ugle » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:41 am

Mine has a Latin script, so I have to wait until the 15th to find out.
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Postby atcprunner » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:12 am

I got a latin script language, so need to wait.
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Re: Anyone doing the Language Jam?

Postby Cavesa » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:09 pm

I got Ukrainian! I am curious about it, as it is one of the slavic languages I have crossed off the list for serious learning but still one I feel a bit connected to (my best friend in high school was half Ukrainian and it was fun to understand quite a lot of her conversations with her mother and grandmother. We are not friends anymore but still. And it could be useful to see how hard it actually is for all the ukrainian immigrants to learn Czech by observing their language for a weekend)
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Re: Anyone doing the Language Jam?

Postby Spoonary » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:35 pm

I got Burmese! I know literally nothing about this language at the moment, so this should be fun :lol:
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Re: Anyone doing the Language Jam?

Postby Mista » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:14 pm

Finally latin script languages are available too! I got Serbian - which honestly surprised me a bit, I thought Serbian was written with cyrillic script, but apparently they use both :shock:
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Re: Anyone doing the Language Jam?

Postby RachelMeier » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:36 pm

Oh my goodness guys. Tamil script and phonology EDIT I think I mean orthography? is so hard! I’m so glad I have Mango access and can just work on that all weekend (comes with full recordings) or else I’d be totally lost. Bless my friend who loaned me her library card number.
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Re: Anyone doing the Language Jam?

Postby IronMike » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:09 am

I got Dutch, but I clicked on the white card thing and got Hungarian. What's that mean? Can I do either?
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