BCS Study Group

An area with study groups for various languages. Group members help each other, share resources and experience. Study groups are permanent but the members rotate and change.
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IronMike
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BCS Study Group

Postby IronMike » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:41 am

Oh yeah I did. I started it. Yes, this is a Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian (ok, and Montenegrin) study group.

I searched and searched...ok, I searched the two pages of "Study Groups," and didn't find one of these already, so I started it.

Now, for those of you out there studying this wonderful language, tell us your stories!
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Re: BCS Study Group

Postby Daniel N. » Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:20 pm

I will follow this, since I study it as well, in a sense.
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Re: BCS Study Group

Postby Radioclare » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:01 pm

Thanks for setting this up, IronMike :)

I guess it might be worth linking to the threads of Croatian and Serbian resources, and also the thread for talking in BCS.
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Re: BCS Study Group

Postby Daniel N. » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:00 am

If anyone is using the Easy Croatian PDF, it has been updated today.

From now on, there will be 2 versions: one with just irregular forms (verbs, nouns of unexpected gender, personal pronouns) marked (i.e. underlined blue), and another (below) with all cases marked in examples by small superscripts (where the online version has color highlights; it wouldn't work if you print the PDF in B/W)...

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Re: BCS Study Group

Postby Hashimi » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:59 am

Daniel N. wrote:If anyone is using the Easy Croatian PDF, it has been updated today.

From now on, there will be 2 versions: one with just irregular forms (verbs, nouns of unexpected gender, personal pronouns) marked (i.e. underlined blue), and another (below) with all cases marked in examples by small superscripts (where the online version has color highlights; it wouldn't work if you print the PDF in B/W)...

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I'm not qualified to say this, but I think your book is the best resource available on BCS.

You can improve it by adding a short recording (10-15 minutes) of several dialogues.
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Re: BCS Study Group

Postby Daniel N. » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:31 pm

Hashimi wrote:I'm not qualified to say this, but I think your book is the best resource available on BCS.
You can improve it by adding a short recording (10-15 minutes) of several dialogues.

Thanks! It's easy to record (my wife is always willing to help me) but writing meaningful dialogues using very restricted vocabulary and grammar is a very demanding task.... this is in my plans, but it always gets delayed :/

I will take me a year or so to finally get to near-completion of it, there's still a lot to be covered. Just writing a short summary on the standard verb stress (in the chapter A8 stress) is going to take me a few months to digest available literature (which is in hundreds of pages)... a message to others: don't try this at home :P
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Re: BCS Study Group

Postby Serpent » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:57 pm

Hi everyone 8-)
I guess this is my first time joining a non-TAC study group :shock:
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Re: BCS Study Group

Postby IronMike » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:16 pm

I'm taking my Reading DLPT tomorrow. Wish me luck!
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Re: BCS Study Group

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:28 am

Good luck!
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Re: BCS Study Group

Postby Daniel N. » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:47 pm

For those who use the Easy Croatian web site, a couple of chapters were recently updated or expanded:

52 Stand, Become, Exist, Cease - an example added (a song)
53 Giving Orders - explanation on use of imperfective and perfective verbs in imperatives
54 When, While, Until, Before, After - clarification of expletive negation
59 Knowing and Telling: Content and Noun Clauses - more content, explanation on use of što, negation + an example added (a song)
60 More Useful Verbs and Verbal Patterns - explanations on translating phrasal uses of English get
71 Suggestions, Permissions and More Verbs - an example added (a song)
77 As If: Advanced Clauses - expanded, but yet under construction (working on the osim ako construction)

All comments/suggestions are always welcome :)
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