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Serpent
Black Belt - 3rd Dan
Posts: 3587
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 8:47 pm

And finally the Germanic belt, though this doesn't mean these are all weaker than my Indonesian.

Danish

How I learned Danish
LR, football, a half super challenge

My plans to develop my Danish skills
LR, football, reading

My reasons to learn Danish
Very importantVery importantVery important Because I lived in the country of this language in my previous life
Very importantVery importantVery important I like the way it looks written down Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important I love the language, and the country Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important To discover myself. Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Out of linguistic interest Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Because I like a sports team from a country where the language is spoken
Aalborg and the football (soccer) NT
Rather ImportantRather Important For travel opportunities
no plans yet...
Rather ImportantRather Important I like the way the language sounds. Edit Delete
Rather ImportantRather Important Because I find the language fascinating in itself Edit Delete
Rather ImportantRather Important Because I like the challenge of a difficult language
phonetics
Rather ImportantRather Important Because I wanted to learn a language from this group Edit Delete
Rather ImportantRather Important For pleasure
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LyricsTraining now has Finnish and Polish :)
Corrections welcome

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Serpent
Black Belt - 3rd Dan
Posts: 3587
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
+ means exploring the dialects/variants
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Re: Serpent's profile backup

Postby Serpent » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:49 pm

Yiddish

My reasons to learn Yiddish
Very important Because of my personal feelings towards the people that speaks this language
I'm an 'anti anti-Semite'.
Very important To read books/literature in this language
Sholom Aleykhem
Very important I love learning languages
Very important Because I needed a fresh start for a related language
German...
Rather Important Because I like the writing system
Rather Important Because the language has an exotic appeal

I did it for the original 6WC in 2007when it had to be a new language. back then i didn't even know that i might be jewish myself. i'm thinking of restarting it next year or so
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LyricsTraining now has Finnish and Polish :)
Corrections welcome

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Serpent
Black Belt - 3rd Dan
Posts: 3587
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
+ means exploring the dialects/variants
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Re: Serpent's profile backup

Postby Serpent » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:51 pm

Dutch

How I learned Dutch
I've decided to save everything I understand in Dutch (by comparing to German/English or via googletranslate) in order not to let it go. I have a tag for it in Anki now, and that's my current definition of "i'm learning this language".

My plans to develop my Dutch skills
anki, lyricstraining.com, later probably LR and just reading

My strong points in Dutch
I can already understand things without translating them even into German or English.

My reasons to learn Dutch
Very importantVery importantVery important Because I like the way the language sounds Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Because I find the language fascinating in itself Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Because I like the writing system
written Dutch looks so fascinating to me!
Very importantVery importantVery important I like the way it looks written down Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important I was in contact with the language and didn't want to lose what I picked up, Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important I follow celebrities from that country on Twitter
footballers
Rather ImportantRather Important Because I want to speak several languages / become a polyglot Edit Delete
Rather ImportantRather Important I like it = ) Edit Delete
Rather ImportantRather Important Because it is Germanic! Edit Delete
Somewhat important Because it's closely related to another language I know Edit Delete
Somewhat important Because it is an easy language
supposedly...
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LyricsTraining now has Finnish and Polish :)
Corrections welcome

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Serpent
Black Belt - 3rd Dan
Posts: 3587
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 8:53 pm

Swedish

My reasons to learn Swedish
Very importantVery importantVery important To help me with other Scandinavian languages Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Because I want to have a multilingual job Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important To increase my value on the job market
My plan is to learn Swedish to a better level than most Finns do, because I have very little interest in using Russian at work and I definitely don't want to be a translator/interpreter
Very importantVery importantVery important I am planning on living in this country permanently
Finland, not Sweden
Very importantVery importantVery important To read / watch / listen to literature / TV / Film / Music
if I manage to move to Finland I'll have the media easily available
Very importantVery importantVery important Because it is one of my countries national languages :)
not mine yet, and I might need it to make it mine
Very importantVery importantVery important Because it's fun! Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important It feels ridiculous not to. Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Because of its influence on other languages Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Linguistic Interest Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important It is a good thing to know Swedish in Finland - it gives you better job opportunities etc. Edit Delete
Rather ImportantRather Important I want to use it genreally and in Finland Edit Delete
Rather ImportantRather Important Because it's there Edit Delete
Rather ImportantRather Important To listen to music in this language. Edit Delete
Rather ImportantRather Important Because it's interesting. Edit Delete
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LyricsTraining now has Finnish and Polish :)
Corrections welcome

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Serpent
Black Belt - 3rd Dan
Posts: 3587
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
+ means exploring the dialects/variants
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Re: Serpent's profile backup

Postby Serpent » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:54 pm

Norwegian

My reasons to learn Norwegian
Very important It's a Scandinavian language
Very important Music
Rather Important Because I have friends who speak that language
Rather Important Because it's beautiful.
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LyricsTraining now has Finnish and Polish :)
Corrections welcome

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Serpent
Black Belt - 3rd Dan
Posts: 3587
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
+ means exploring the dialects/variants
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Re: Serpent's profile backup

Postby Serpent » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:55 pm

Estonian

My reasons to learn Estonian
Very importantVery importantVery important Because it's interesting. Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important because its similar to a language I already know Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important I like etymology Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Linguistic Interest Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Mutual Intelligible
I can already understand a lot, just need to improve
Rather ImportantRather Important Because it's an agglutinating language and it's very logical.
At least I hope so
Rather ImportantRather Important It feels ridiculous not to. Edit Delete
Rather ImportantRather Important For job opportunities
Might be useful in Finland...
Rather ImportantRather Important Because I have friends who speak that language Edit Delete
Rather ImportantRather Important Because the language carries a sense of nostalgia Edit Delete
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LyricsTraining now has Finnish and Polish :)
Corrections welcome

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Serpent
Black Belt - 3rd Dan
Posts: 3587
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 8:56 pm

toki pona

My weak points in Toki Pona
I can't understand or produce automatically and I've forgotten some of the syntax

My reasons to learn Toki Pona
Very importantVery importantVery important Out of curiosity Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important It's logical and concise Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important I love the philosophy of this conlang. Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important The syntaxctic and semantic structure is interesting Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important It's an experiment. Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Because it is an easy language Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Because of the intellectual challenge Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important To relax. Edit Delete
Very importantVery importantVery important Out of linguistic interest Edit Delete
Rather ImportantRather Important I admire the creator of this conlang.
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LyricsTraining now has Finnish and Polish :)
Corrections welcome

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Serpent
Black Belt - 3rd Dan
Posts: 3587
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 8:57 pm

Did you know that toki pona has some words from Welsh?

My reasons to learn Welsh
Very importantVery importantVery important For pleasure
Very importantVery importantVery important Because I like the writing system
Very importantVery importantVery important Because I have friends who speak that language
Rather ImportantRather Important Because the language has an exotic appeal
Rather ImportantRather Important Because it has some interesting linguistic features
Somewhat important Out of curiosity
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LyricsTraining now has Finnish and Polish :)
Corrections welcome

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Serpent
Black Belt - 3rd Dan
Posts: 3587
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 8:59 pm

And now for the hitlist

My reasons to learn Icelandic
Very importantVery importantVery important Because it's close to the language that vikings spoke
Very importantVery importantVery important For pleasure
Very importantVery importantVery important Out of academic interest
Very importantVery importantVery important Because the language has an exotic appeal
Very importantVery importantVery important Because I like the way the language sounds
0 x
LyricsTraining now has Finnish and Polish :)
Corrections welcome

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Serpent
Black Belt - 3rd Dan
Posts: 3587
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
+ means exploring the dialects/variants
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Re: Serpent's profile backup

Postby Serpent » Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:01 pm

My reasons to learn Turkish
Very importantVery importantVery important Out of academic interest
Very importantVery importantVery important Because it's an agglutinating language and it's very logical.
Very importantVery importantVery important The syntaxctic and semantic structure is interesting
Rather ImportantRather Important Because the language has an exotic appeal
Somewhat important Because by 2030 Turkish will supplant German as the official language of Germany
;)
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LyricsTraining now has Finnish and Polish :)
Corrections welcome


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