Learning from scratch - any recommendations? [with OT additions]
livfoss at mac.com
Sun Nov 3 11:08:33 EST 2019
Thanks to those who replied to my original question.
I also liked the OT diversion into learning Dutch. I have Dutch friends and I just don’t know how they successfully learn languages at school when other nationalities (British, French, Spanish etc) seem hopelessly bad at it. As an illustration I, a Brit, have spent a great deal of time in France and I can communicate more or less, but I would not say I can speak French. To say that would mean that I could express myself completely both aurally and in written form, have no trouble reading anything in print or watching anything on tv, and probably should be able to dream in French. Sadly it will just never happen.
Back to the grindstone (what’s the equivalent of that in French?).
PS In my experience, Germans are also pretty good at languages: years ago I met a polylingual man in Munich who told me that at his school, the English master made them discuss the difference between a blunder, and error and a mistake!
> On 2 Nov 2019, at 08:27, JJS via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> Yes we watch it too, he is famous. I love when his son tries to speak dutch haha. Sometimes his brother is in the show, then you can hear some Drents which is different from normal dutch but not as hard as Fries that's a language on it's own.
> Bob Sneidar via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> schreef op 1 november 2019 23:34:08 CET:
>> Dr. Pol is Dutch. I love that show.
>> Bob S
>>> On Nov 1, 2019, at 15:31 , Matthias Rebbe via use-livecode
>> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>> we were very often in the Netherlands for vacation, so i seriously
>> tried to learn Dutch.
>>> But it ended that the Dutch better understood me when i spoke German
>> or English instead of Dutch. ;)
>>> Matthias Rebbe
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