Category: "Languages"

06/23/10

  02:48:53 am, by Nimble   , 707 words  
Categories: Distractions, Thoughts, Languages

Language Review: Russian

Russian [1 - see footnote]: Alphabet Difficulty: Medium Much of the issue with the Russian alphabet is that there are distracting similarities to the English alphabet. The letter that looks like a C (с) is pronounced like an S. The 'P'… more »

11/06/06

  10:52:45 pm, by Nimble   , 424 words  
Categories: Distractions, Thoughts, Languages

The Accent Archive

Ah, a web project after my own heart. The Accent Archive is a project in which speakers of many backgrounds read the following paragraph: Please call Stella. Ask her to bring these things with her from the store: Six spoons of fresh snow peas, five… more »

03/28/06

  10:53:38 am, by Nimble   , 243 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Languages

Language Exchange and The Kamusi Project

Here's an interesting little site, essentially the modern-day equivalent of seeking out pen pals in other countries, but with an eye to learning languages. There are a lot of people online, with varying levels of skill in varying languages. I'm learning… more »

10/28/05

  11:43:43 pm, by Nimble   , 1052 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Languages, People

Telling Where People Come From

I've always had an interest in spoken languages. We boarded foreign students to help make ends meet once upon a very long time ago, so I got exposed to quite a few people whose first language was not English. I thought it was the most fascinating thing… more »

04/26/05

  10:54:49 am, by Nimble   , 464 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Languages

Language Learning Books

I love languages. I love learning languages. So it will come as no surprise that I own quite a few language-learning books. It's a very uneven field of quality and helpfulness out there. Sometimes you can weed them out by thumbing through them in the… more »
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