Language learning stacks

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Sun Jul 11 00:16:30 CDT 2010


Well in your quest, you might find this site useful.
http://www.ilovelanguages.com/idp/IDPfiles.html

Has some flat files from and to various languages, might save you some
work if you decide to have a real go at this.  Still no graphics
involved but still a pretty useful resource.

On Sun, Jul 11, 2010 at 1:07 AM, Mark Swindell <mdswindell at cruzio.com> wrote:
> I've got a page set up on iGoogle that has various back and forth translators between different languages I know or am interested in.  It's pretty quick and easy, adding a Rev interface wouldn't save me much, I don't think.
>
> But I was interested in graphical interfaces for simple vocabulary, nouns and verbs, ala the First 1000 Words series.  And beyond would be nice, of course.  It would be a simple project to start, and a long one to do right, I think.
>
> Thanks
> Mark
>
>
> On Jul 10, 2010, at 9:57 PM, Mike Bonner wrote:
>
>> Not sure this is the direction you want to go, but I have a very
>> simple set of stacks that i'm using to help me (attempt) to learn
>> spanish.
>>
>> Not pictures, different method.  Basically its 1 stack with a field
>> that you can paste into (or theres a button where you can paste the
>> text to work with)  Then all it does is feed the clickword to google
>> translate in the 2nd stack thats just a revbrowser instance  IE:
>> http://translate.google.com/?hl=en#es|en|pescado would return the
>> definition of pescado.
>>
>> Then just start with the simplest spanish website I can find, paste in
>> the text and start reading.   And I think its working.
>> I use http://www.google.com.mx or http://www.google.es to look for
>> spanish stuff to read.  For italian of course use www.google.it
>>
>> My stacks aren't great, but work ok. I'm sure it would take you all of
>> 10 minutes to duplicate, but if you like i'll send you mine.
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Jul 11, 2010 at 12:25 AM, Mark Swindell <mdswindell at cruzio.com> wrote:
>>> Has anyone developed any vocabulary/ language learning stacks in Rev?  Seems like an apt application for the tool, but I didn't see anything in revOnLine.  Picture dictionary type things with rollovers for different languages?  Remember those First Thousand Words books with contextualized drawings showing vocabulary for the kitchen, barnyard, garden, etc.?
>>>
>>> Just curious, as I'm studying Italian at present and thought of creating something for myself, but don't feel I have the energy to put towards it.  There are some things online, but nothing of particularly good quality.  Good, coherent artwork would be a real issue, even with the abundance of free clip-art online, it would be fragmented and of questionable quality.
>>>
>>> Thanks
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