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Sabahu al-khayr. Good Morning. Let's Learn Arabic.

Discussion in 'Chat' started by Youngdan, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. Tadhg Gaelach

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    De réir mar a thuigim, is "anta" le haghaidh fear agus "anti" le haghaidh ban.
     
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    I haven't a bog to be honest, but it doesn't appear to be half as difficult as I thought it would be.
     
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    Sin mar a thuigim fresian.
     
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    Youngdan

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    It is twice as difficult as I thought so I guess I am one quarter as smart as you.
     
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    Youngdan

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    I am familiar with all these (few) words from my pimsleur audio but it is a great help to see them written as well. I am about 3 weeks into this now and I am hopeful that I will stick it out. My nephew learned Hebrew and that could not be too easy either. He is adept. He speaks fluent Spanish and is after learning Irish also. I presume both Irish and Hebrew would be to a fairly basic level of course
     
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    I bit off more than I could chew with new languages, so I have given up the ghost already for the moment.
     
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    Youngdan

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    Which ones have you been trying to get a grasp of before this
     
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    What the fu*k you learning this rag head sh1t for Dan?
     
  9. Antóin Mac Comháin

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    French, German, Spanish, Cornish, Swedish, Welsh..

    I'm that sad Dan, I even collect a few Latin phrases.
     
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    Youngdan

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    Tempo fugit.
     
  11. Antóin Mac Comháin

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    Business or pleasure? You must think I'm one sad muthurfuckér..
     
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    Book of the Dean of Lismore

    It is primarily written in the "secretary hand" of Scotland, rather than the corr-litir style of hand-writing employed by Gaelic speakers in Ireland. The orthography is the same kind used to write the Lowland Scots variety of the Anglic languages, and was a common way of writing Scottish Gaelic in the Late Middle Ages.

    Although the principal part of the manuscript's contents are in Gaelic, the manuscript as a whole is multilingual, and there are a significant number of texts written in Scots and Latin, including extracts from the Scots poets William Dunbar and Robert Henryson, and there is a great deal of Gaelic-English diglossia throughout the manuscript. Many of the Gaelic texts are of Irish provenance, and in the case of bardic poetry, Irish poems outnumber Scottish poems 44 to 21. - Book of the Dean of Lismore

    The Anglo-Frisian family tree is:

    I need to have a splattering of languages for what I will be studying over the next few years.
     
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    Youngdan

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    I come in contact with educated arabic speakers on occasion Myles, plus not all arabs are muslims. I greatly admire arab Christians.
    I see people who I would consider less intelligent than I being able to speak two or three languages, so I have decided to learn this one.
     
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    Youngdan

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    Good luck with that.
     
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    I'll need it. Irish poems outnumber Scottish poems 2 to 1 in that particular book, so I could survive with Irish, but understanding Irish gives me a huge advantage with Scottish, which I can read fairly well as it is. I've made a bit of headway with Cornish, Manx and Welsh, and I have done French, German and Spanish when I was younger, so it's an achievable goal over the next year or so, to be conversational in each of those languages.
     
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    I've started learning Gaulish. It's easy enough for me as I've studied Old Irish.
     
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    Hal 'indaka awlaad, a chara?
     
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    Youngdan

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    Ana i'ndee walad wa bintan.

    I have one boy and two girls. I think 2 girls is bantan but it might be bintani.
     
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    Knowing well all the pronouns will make my pimsleur listening much easier. I am familiar with about 8 of the 12 so I will get the 12 learned off now
     
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    Youngdan

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    I am about 2 months into this by now. It is mostly listening on my pimsleur.


    Learn to Speak Arabic (Modern Standard) | Arabic (Modern Standard) Language Course | Pimsleur®

    I have level 1 and there are 3 levels. Level 1 consists of 30 lessons which I have listened to intently giving plenty of time. I am now going over it a second time and am on lesson 9 and 10. What I have noticed is that you really can't miss a day or you will fall out of the rhythm. That is why one lesson of 30 minutes is recommended daily even if you listen to it a few times. It is perfect for the car for a person driving to and from work.

    Arabic is difficult, but I am making progress.
    A simpler language like Dutch or German would be a piece of cake.

    If anybody wishes to try a different language I will join them. Obviously Arabic would not be the choice of too many.