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Serpent
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Posts: 3588
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Location: Moskova
Languages: heritage
Russian (native); Belarusian, Polish

fluent or close: Finnish+ (certified C1), English; Portuguese, Spanish, German+, Italian+
learning: Croatian+, Ukrainian, Czech; Romanian+, Galician; Danish, Swedish
exploring: Latin, Karelian, Catalan, Dutch, Chaucer's English
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Re: Serpent's profile backup

Postby Serpent » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:16 pm

Polish

How I learned Polish
eurolang2012.com, 6 week challenge in May 2012, a trip to Poland shortly before Euro-2012, a lot of LR, some shadowing and tongue twisters, a trip to Poland in January 2013, reading

My plans to develop my Polish skills
reading

How I use Polish
In Poland and for Euro-2012 related stuff

My strong points in Polish
I think I have a decent pronunciation for a Russian. also my linguistic understanding really helps.

My weak points in Polish
(semi-)scientific words that are not international. also some endings


My reasons to learn Polish
Very importantVery importantVery important Because I love the culture associated with that language Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Because I have friends who speak that language Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Because it is part of my family's heritage Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important To meet new people Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important For travel opportunities
Took me loads of time to admit it... Polish is a must for me to have a nice experience while travelling there. Or almost a must.
Very importantVery importantVery important Euro 2012! Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important To read books/literature in this language Edit Delete
Rather ImportantRather Important Because I wanted to learn a language from this group Edit Delete
Rather ImportantRather Important Because I want to speak several languages / become a polyglot Edit Delete
Rather ImportantRather Important To discover myself. Edit Delete
Rather ImportantRather Important Because I like the way the language sounds Edit Delete
Somewhat important Because it has many speakers and resources but it's not mainstream. Edit Delete
Somewhat important To learn more about my native language Edit Delete
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Serpent
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Posts: 3588
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:54 am
Location: Moskova
Languages: heritage
Russian (native); Belarusian, Polish

fluent or close: Finnish+ (certified C1), English; Portuguese, Spanish, German+, Italian+
learning: Croatian+, Ukrainian, Czech; Romanian+, Galician; Danish, Swedish
exploring: Latin, Karelian, Catalan, Dutch, Chaucer's English
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Re: Serpent's profile backup

Postby Serpent » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:19 pm

Latin

My reasons to learn Latin
Very importantVery importantVery important Because I had to learn it at school
Very importantVery importantVery important Because of its influence on other languages
Very importantVery importantVery important Because I want to deepen my own mother tongue skills
Very importantVery importantVery important Because I had to learn it in college/university
Rather ImportantRather Important To indulge my interest in etymology

:shock: :shock: :shock: so weird how etymology was a minor reason originally

How I learned Latin
Very efficient I used flash-cards software (Very Often)
Mnemosyne
Very efficient I studied it at a University (Regularly)
we had a VERY strict teacher... Russian speakers can read about her here www.cosmo.ru/in_focus/cosmostars/208397
Quite efficient I had it in school (Regularly)
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LyricsTraining now has Finnish and Polish :)
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Serpent
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Posts: 3588
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:54 am
Location: Moskova
Languages: heritage
Russian (native); Belarusian, Polish

fluent or close: Finnish+ (certified C1), English; Portuguese, Spanish, German+, Italian+
learning: Croatian+, Ukrainian, Czech; Romanian+, Galician; Danish, Swedish
exploring: Latin, Karelian, Catalan, Dutch, Chaucer's English
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Re: Serpent's profile backup

Postby Serpent » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:22 pm

According to my dad, I like dead languages... Latin, Belarusian...

:roll: :|

My strong points in Belarusian
passive skills and even intuition; my knowledge of Polish

My reasons to learn Belarusian
Very importantVery importantVery important Because I find the language fascinating in itself Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Because I have family who speaks this language. Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Because it is part of my family's heritage Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important To read books/literature in this language
Vasil' Bykov
Very importantVery importantVery important I love it! Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important To know the languages of my cultural sphere Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Because it's beautiful. Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important because of the pleasure in understanding it Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important To discover myself. Edit Delete
Rather Important It sounds kind of cute. Edit Delete
Rather Important Because it's related to my mother tongue Edit Delete
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LyricsTraining now has Finnish and Polish :)
Corrections welcome

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Serpent
Black Belt - 3rd Dan
Posts: 3588
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:54 am
Location: Moskova
Languages: heritage
Russian (native); Belarusian, Polish

fluent or close: Finnish+ (certified C1), English; Portuguese, Spanish, German+, Italian+
learning: Croatian+, Ukrainian, Czech; Romanian+, Galician; Danish, Swedish
exploring: Latin, Karelian, Catalan, Dutch, Chaucer's English
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Re: Serpent's profile backup

Postby Serpent » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:25 pm

Ukrainian

How I use Ukrainian
watching football, understanding the random bits I come across online

My strong points in Ukrainian
I understand it much better than an average native speaker of Russian.

My weak points in Ukrainian
I can't speak it.

My reasons to learn Ukrainian
Very importantVery importantVery important Because I have friends who speak that language Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Because I like the way the language sounds Edit Delete
Rather ImportantRather Important Because I like a sports team from a country where the language is spoken Edit Delete
Rather ImportantRather Important Because it has many speakers and resources but it's not mainstream. Edit Delete
Rather ImportantRather Important Euro 2012! Edit Delete
Rather ImportantRather Important Because I want to deepen my own mother tongue skills Edit Delete
Rather ImportantRather Important Because I have found good language programs for this language Edit Delete
Rather ImportantRather Important Out of curiosity Edit Delete
Rather ImportantRather Important Because it's related to my mother tongue
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LyricsTraining now has Finnish and Polish :)
Corrections welcome

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Serpent
Black Belt - 3rd Dan
Posts: 3588
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:54 am
Location: Moskova
Languages: heritage
Russian (native); Belarusian, Polish

fluent or close: Finnish+ (certified C1), English; Portuguese, Spanish, German+, Italian+
learning: Croatian+, Ukrainian, Czech; Romanian+, Galician; Danish, Swedish
exploring: Latin, Karelian, Catalan, Dutch, Chaucer's English
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Re: Serpent's profile backup

Postby Serpent » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:28 pm

Croatian

My strong points in Croatian
The fact that I'm a native speaker of Russian with some knowledge of various other Slavic languages

My weak points in Croatian
My weakness is Luka Modrić. haha. :oops: :P

My reasons to learn Croatian
Very importantVery importantVery important I love the language, people and the culture. Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Because I like a sports team from a country where the language is spoken
the football NT
Very importantVery importantVery important it is a passsionate language Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Because it's related to my mother tongue Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Because the men are hot Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important For pleasure Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Because I like the writing system Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important It's special to me. Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important It feels ridiculous not to. Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important To browse the Internet in that language Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Because I found great learning material for it
GLOSS
Very importantVery importantVery important Because of my fictional character.
Well, not exactly my. That's RPS.
Very importantVery importantVery important To access more information. Edit Delete
Rather ImportantRather Important Because I wanted to learn a language from this group Edit Delete
Rather ImportantRather Important It sounds kind of cute. Edit Delete
Rather ImportantRather Important For travel opportunities
no plans yet but I want :P
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LyricsTraining now has Finnish and Polish :)
Corrections welcome

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Serpent
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Posts: 3588
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:54 am
Location: Moskova
Languages: heritage
Russian (native); Belarusian, Polish

fluent or close: Finnish+ (certified C1), English; Portuguese, Spanish, German+, Italian+
learning: Croatian+, Ukrainian, Czech; Romanian+, Galician; Danish, Swedish
exploring: Latin, Karelian, Catalan, Dutch, Chaucer's English
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Re: Serpent's profile backup

Postby Serpent » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:29 pm

And Czech to complete the Slavic part

My reasons to learn Czech
Very importantVery importantVery important Because I have friends who are learning this language Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important I love the language, and the country Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important For travel opportunities Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Because I find the language fascinating in itself Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Because it's related to my mother tongue Edit Delete
Rather ImportantRather Important Because I wanted to learn a language from this group Edit Delete
Rather ImportantRather Important Diacritics!
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LyricsTraining now has Finnish and Polish :)
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Posts: 3588
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:54 am
Location: Moskova
Languages: heritage
Russian (native); Belarusian, Polish

fluent or close: Finnish+ (certified C1), English; Portuguese, Spanish, German+, Italian+
learning: Croatian+, Ukrainian, Czech; Romanian+, Galician; Danish, Swedish
exploring: Latin, Karelian, Catalan, Dutch, Chaucer's English
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Re: Serpent's profile backup

Postby Serpent » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:33 pm

Romanian

Why I learned Romanian
I watch football online and there are almost always good streams in Romanian. I understood a little thanks to Portuguese and I had to try to understand more. As I got used to the language I found myself loving it more and more.

How I learned Romanian
by watching football and Listening-Reading

My plans to develop my Romanian skills
complete a half super challenge

How I use Romanian
For stuff I'd feel guilty to do in my native language. Fellow Eastern Europeans care less about copyrights than others do.

My strong points in Romanian
i can pronounce î

My weak points in Romanian
verbs. but at least they're different enough from Latin that I find them fascinating rather than screwed up.

My reasons to learn Romanian
Very importantVery importantVery important To watch TV in this language
soccer on LiveSport1
Very importantVery importantVery important Because it has some interesting linguistic features Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important For pleasure Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important To watch soccer matches in this language Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Romanian is the only Romance language that still has cases Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Because you can download lots of stuff in this language online
Eastern Europe ftw!
Very importantVery importantVery important I was just curious but found myself loving it more and more. Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Because it has a lot in common with another language I'm learning Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important It's a romance language. Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important I love its melody Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Because of its fascinating history
I can just picture the Romans interacting with the Slavic-speaking population.
Very importantVery importantVery important crushing on a guy who speaks it. :)
Adrian Mutu
Very importantVery importantVery important Because I like a sports team from a country where the language is spoken
Universitatea Craiova
Very importantVery importantVery important Because I have friends who speak that language
we don't speak in it yet but it's still nice:)
Very importantVery importantVery important I love less known languages Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important There's something mysterious about it.
Dracula ;) I added this reason and I have a feeling it will mostly be used for Russian ;)
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Location: Moskova
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Russian (native); Belarusian, Polish

fluent or close: Finnish+ (certified C1), English; Portuguese, Spanish, German+, Italian+
learning: Croatian+, Ukrainian, Czech; Romanian+, Galician; Danish, Swedish
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Re: Serpent's profile backup

Postby Serpent » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:37 pm

When I first heard Romanian I was sure it was Esperanto. Or would've been sure if it wasn't a football match, you know. The -ul is specifically responsible for that :mrgreen:

My weak points in Esperanto
Vocabulary, suffixes, prepositions, my attitude

My reasons to learn Esperanto
Very important Because I have heard interesting things on this forum about the language
search for Sprachprofi + Esperanto
nowadays also Radioclare
Very important Because it is an easy language
Very important Because I want to speak several languages / become a polyglot
Very important I want to expand the possibilities of my future
I was impressed by Prof.Arguelles' words that after 5 languages things get much easier. And it's been so; in fact I'm not sure you even need to get fluent in all of the 5 languages to feel the difference.
Rather Important Because I found a great free course in the Internet
lernu.net
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LyricsTraining now has Finnish and Polish :)
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Posts: 3588
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:54 am
Location: Moskova
Languages: heritage
Russian (native); Belarusian, Polish

fluent or close: Finnish+ (certified C1), English; Portuguese, Spanish, German+, Italian+
learning: Croatian+, Ukrainian, Czech; Romanian+, Galician; Danish, Swedish
exploring: Latin, Karelian, Catalan, Dutch, Chaucer's English
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Re: Serpent's profile backup

Postby Serpent » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:40 pm

Catalan

How I learned Catalan
I recently found a great book that compares the Romance languages and teaches you to understand the major ones.

My reasons to learn Catalan
Very importantVery importantVery important Because I have friends who speak that language Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Because I have friends who are learning this language Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Because it's interesting. Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Because it's related to another language I'm learning Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important It's very different. Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important It's a romance language. Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important I like the way it looks written down Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important I like etymology Edit Delete
Rather Important For travel opportunities
I've not been to Barcelona yet but when I plan something specific I'll do more Catalan than Spanish ahead of the trip.
Rather Important I was in contact with the language and didn't want to lose what I picked up, Edit Delete
Somewhat important Because I like a sports team from a country where the language is spoken
No longer applies but that's how it started.

I still love el cant del barça :oops: :oops: :oops:
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LyricsTraining now has Finnish and Polish :)
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Serpent
Black Belt - 3rd Dan
Posts: 3588
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:54 am
Location: Moskova
Languages: heritage
Russian (native); Belarusian, Polish

fluent or close: Finnish+ (certified C1), English; Portuguese, Spanish, German+, Italian+
learning: Croatian+, Ukrainian, Czech; Romanian+, Galician; Danish, Swedish
exploring: Latin, Karelian, Catalan, Dutch, Chaucer's English
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Re: Serpent's profile backup

Postby Serpent » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:44 pm

Indonesian

My plans to develop my Indonesian skills
GLOSS, anki, music, speaking with my friend in real life, reading

How I use Indonesian
speaking with my Indonesian friend :')))))
sigh we've lost touch

My reasons to learn Indonesian
Very importantVery importantVery important Because I have friends who speak that language Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Out of academic interest Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important It sounds kind of cute. Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important It is unlike any other language that I know Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important it's different Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Because I want to understand the spirit of the culture and its people Edit Delete
Rather ImportantRather Important to be special Edit Delete
Rather ImportantRather Important To be a polyglot Edit Delete
Rather ImportantRather Important Because of its fascinating history
cute loan words... like minggu!!!
Rather ImportantRather Important relaxing Edit Delete
Rather ImportantRather Important For travel opportunities
aw the thought of going to Indonesia and talking with my friend's parents *_*
Rather ImportantRather Important Because it is an easy language Edit Delete
Rather ImportantRather Important Out of curiosity Edit Delete
Somewhat important Just for fun
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