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Re: Language practice threads [new: Korean]

Postby Monika » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:12 pm UTC

I think you guys are looking for the thread Other Languages You've Studied.
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Re: Language practice threads [new: Korean]

Postby tes » Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:16 pm UTC

Would it be a bad idea to make an English practice thread? I'm probably not the only non-native speaker who would find a thread where you can ask minor questions and your writing gets (is?) corrected useful, but I'm unsure why there isn't already one.

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Re: Language practice threads [new: Korean]

Postby Monika » Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:49 pm UTC

Sounds like a good idea to me.
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Re: Language practice threads [new: Korean]

Postby tes » Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:38 pm UTC

Okay, unless anyone has objections, I'm going to make that thread later. :)

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Re: Language practice threads [new: Korean]

Postby julietmarly » Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:11 am UTC

Hi, I am currently learning Swedish and I wanted to know somewhere online where I can practice my language.

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Re: Language practice threads [new: Korean]

Postby Monika » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:00 pm UTC

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Re: Language practice threads [new: Korean]

Postby cntrational » Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:13 am UTC

Would anybody be interested in a Novial thread? Not particularly a fan of auxlangs, but I think it's a pretty language.

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Re: Language practice threads [new: Korean]

Postby Maralais » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:59 pm UTC

Can we write on threads that had no new posts since May 2011, for example?

I don't want to get into trouble with necroing when I just want to try some Latin...

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Re: Language practice threads [new: Korean]

Postby Monika » Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:51 pm UTC

There is no rule against necroing, just one that suggests that you only necro threads if you have something useful to add.
I would say necroing language practice threads is always okay.
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Re: Language practice threads [new: Korean]

Postby tesseraktik » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:02 pm UTC

Not sure whether or not there's interest, but I started up an Icelandic practice thread. Tala íslensku við mig!
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Re: Language practice threads [new: Korean]

Postby Sinus23 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:28 pm UTC

tesseraktik wrote:Not sure whether or not there's interest, but I started up an Thread. Tala íslensku við mig!


I am Icelandic so I could help out if you want. 8-)

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Re: Language practice threads [new: Korean]

Postby screen317 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:12 pm UTC

Croatian practice thread anyone?

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Re: Language practice threads [new: Korean]

Postby Eugo » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:58 pm UTC

screen317 wrote:Croatian practice thread anyone?

I'd gladly watch... my croatian is a bit rusty, about 30 years behind the current, and I'd like a refresh cycle. Pozdrav susjedu od komšije :).
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Re: Language practice threads [new: Korean]

Postby tms » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:28 pm UTC

I'm trying to teach myself some rudimentary Polish, it's going very slow so far.
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Re: Language practice threads [new: Korean]

Postby freezard » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:58 pm UTC

My mother language is French.

I can also speak Germand and English.

A bit Spanish, Italian.

Want to learn many more.

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Re: Language practice threads [new: Korean]

Postby ajh » Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:29 am UTC

I’d like to see a Finnish thread. Second mother tongue, but as I live in Germany, I’ve neglected it over the past years. Ymmärrän kuitenkin mistä puhe on.

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Re: Language practice threads

Postby FireandAir » Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:30 pm UTC

Cwl iawn! Os oes na gin ti'r iaith, saetha neges immi!

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Re: Language practice threads

Postby Fieari » Mon May 11, 2015 12:29 pm UTC

Would it be better to resurrect a language thread that hasn't been posted in for over a year, or start a new one? (Japanese)
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Re: Language practice threads

Postby Monika » Mon May 11, 2015 9:59 pm UTC

Resurrection is generally better.

It also has the advantage that it will show up on the view my posts page of the people who participated in the past.
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Re: Language practice threads

Postby tarascon » Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:13 pm UTC

I speak two languages (German and English) and can read two others (Archaic Greek which I studied, and Latin, self-taught). I can read archaic Greek out loud but use Liddell and Scott to translate. My German allows me to tackle languages such as Dutch (I hail from Northwestern Germany originally and my opa spoke a low German dialect which is very close to Nederlandisch) and I can also catch a lot of Yiddish. My rudimentary Latin gives me some access to some of the Romance languages (French, Spanish) and can stumble my way through the written material.

I am fearless regarding Middle English and have read much (for example Langland, Chaucer, etc, in the original)--again, with a good language dictionary and/or bi-lingual edition.
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Re: Language practice threads

Postby DavidIR » Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:35 am UTC

Hi! I speak English, Ukrainian and Russian. Feel free to contact me with any questions that you have :)

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Re: Language practice threads

Postby liberonscien » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:11 am UTC

I speak English. Add that to the OP, OP.
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Re: Language practice threads

Postby Mcartina » Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:03 pm UTC

Hi! :) I speak English well, German and a little bit of Polish :) taht's my superpower :lol:


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