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Postby Wulfespinndel » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:11 am

Hey everyone. I'm in Community College right now, but I still have LOTS of time on my hands still. I'd like to devote this time to learn a language, though I'm not sure if I should finish what I've started with Japanese. That said, do any of you know any good language learning resources I can use? Some of the stuff I've found requires me to pay for higher levels of education, that's why I'm asking for help.
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Re: Language Learning Resources

Postby Exodis » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:33 am

You could try Duolingo. A family member mentioned it to me back home and it's pretty interesting.
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Re: Language Learning Resources

Postby Wulfespinndel » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:24 am

Heard of it. Nice to know it's free. Two things I wanna ask though, French or German? And secondly, does anyone here know any good places where I can learn Japanese online?
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Re: Language Learning Resources

Postby Tuor » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:28 am

Wow, you like languages, eh?
"Suddenly Frodo noticed that a strange-looking weather-beaten man, sitting in the shadows near the wall, was also listening intently to the hobbit-talk. He had a tall tankard in front of him, and was smoking a long-stemmed pipe curiously carved. His legs were stretched out before him, showing high boots of supple leather that fitted him well, but had seen much wear and were now caked with mud. A travel-stained cloak of heavy dark-green cloth was drawn close about him, and in spite of the heat of the room he wore a hood that overshadowed his face; but the gleam of his eyes could be seen as he watched the hobbits."
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Re: Language Learning Resources

Postby Exodis » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:40 am

@Wulf: Hmmm hard to say. I tried French (got a C on it (don't judge)) and it's a great language, but needs a lot of time to understand (both speaking and writing). As for german... well, I never tried it but it looks hard, especially with the words.
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Re: Language Learning Resources

Postby Tuor » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:47 am

I've heard from people that german is easier than the romance languages, because of the way you build sentences or something.
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Re: Language Learning Resources

Postby Exodis » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:06 am

Really? Huh... well, I'm stickin' with 3 languages for now: ENG, SPN, and JPN.
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Re: Language Learning Resources

Postby Tuor » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:11 am

do you like learning languages?
"Suddenly Frodo noticed that a strange-looking weather-beaten man, sitting in the shadows near the wall, was also listening intently to the hobbit-talk. He had a tall tankard in front of him, and was smoking a long-stemmed pipe curiously carved. His legs were stretched out before him, showing high boots of supple leather that fitted him well, but had seen much wear and were now caked with mud. A travel-stained cloak of heavy dark-green cloth was drawn close about him, and in spite of the heat of the room he wore a hood that overshadowed his face; but the gleam of his eyes could be seen as he watched the hobbits."
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Re: Language Learning Resources

Postby Exodis » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:23 am

Well if I had the chance to learn another one, I would. For now, I'm stickin' with learnin' some Japanese.
It's pretty interesting to see how each language is from the other, how many there are and how these languages have been used for centuries.
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Re: Language Learning Resources

Postby Tuor » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:24 am

So yes then
"Suddenly Frodo noticed that a strange-looking weather-beaten man, sitting in the shadows near the wall, was also listening intently to the hobbit-talk. He had a tall tankard in front of him, and was smoking a long-stemmed pipe curiously carved. His legs were stretched out before him, showing high boots of supple leather that fitted him well, but had seen much wear and were now caked with mud. A travel-stained cloak of heavy dark-green cloth was drawn close about him, and in spite of the heat of the room he wore a hood that overshadowed his face; but the gleam of his eyes could be seen as he watched the hobbits."
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Re: Language Learning Resources

Postby Wulfespinndel » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:34 am

Tuor wrote:I've heard from people that german is easier than the romance languages, because of the way you build sentences or something.

Some of the words we use in English are also German like Kindergarten, Cobalt, Pretzel, Quartz...oh wow I kinda wanna learn German.
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Re: Language Learning Resources

Postby Tuor » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:35 am

Yup, they are, if you really listen to german you can start to guess what words mean
"Suddenly Frodo noticed that a strange-looking weather-beaten man, sitting in the shadows near the wall, was also listening intently to the hobbit-talk. He had a tall tankard in front of him, and was smoking a long-stemmed pipe curiously carved. His legs were stretched out before him, showing high boots of supple leather that fitted him well, but had seen much wear and were now caked with mud. A travel-stained cloak of heavy dark-green cloth was drawn close about him, and in spite of the heat of the room he wore a hood that overshadowed his face; but the gleam of his eyes could be seen as he watched the hobbits."
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Re: Language Learning Resources

Postby Exodis » Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:16 am

Tuor wrote:So yes then

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Re: Language Learning Resources

Postby Tuor » Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:22 am

It doesn't seem like that difficult a question, haha
"Suddenly Frodo noticed that a strange-looking weather-beaten man, sitting in the shadows near the wall, was also listening intently to the hobbit-talk. He had a tall tankard in front of him, and was smoking a long-stemmed pipe curiously carved. His legs were stretched out before him, showing high boots of supple leather that fitted him well, but had seen much wear and were now caked with mud. A travel-stained cloak of heavy dark-green cloth was drawn close about him, and in spite of the heat of the room he wore a hood that overshadowed his face; but the gleam of his eyes could be seen as he watched the hobbits."
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Re: Language Learning Resources

Postby Tenshi Nova » Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:15 am

I remember hearing that German is more lenient with combining words. I forgot the exact details, but I believe one could make up a word for CatDog, and it would be comprehensible.
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Re: Language Learning Resources

Postby EagleMan » Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:02 am

Ich spreche gern Deutsch. Ich empfehle du lernst Deutsch.

Also I meet a lot of Germans online and I don't meet any French people. When I do meet someone they seem to be more insular. And I've heard American accents in German aren't half-bad either.
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