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Postby gibbs » Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:50 pm

For a while I have been thinking of taking up learning a language again, I did the obligatory French and also threw abit of German in when I was at school and actually left with a form of qualification in French, however while I seemed to have knack for it I didn't really enjoy it

I originally considered learning Japanese as I enjoy a great deal of music produced in Japan however I struggled to find any form of readily available resources to help and then there also the thought of learning 3 alphabets. so while the fire for Japanese was extinguished (for now who knows what the future may hold) the itch remained

Then I came across this video

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And while I was happy reading the subtitles the more episodes I watched the more the fire started to return and it's the result of this that I am starting my journey to learn Chinese this will be easier than japanese was as finding good resources for the language is fairly easy and as a result I picked up these to books to start me off
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Postby Frank » Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:05 am

From what I have heard you made the right decision not trying Japanese. I learned a very small amount of Japanese when I was doing Karate quite a few years ago, though my first instructor was a real Brummie and so I learnt it with Brummie accent which meant I basically had to re-learn it all over again when we got a Japanese instructor. Talking on the inhale as well as the exhale was really weird.

Do you have anyone you can speak Chinese to?
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Re: Linguistics

Postby gibbs » Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:52 am

Frank wrote:From what I have heard you made the right decision not trying Japanese. I learned a very small amount of Japanese when I was doing Karate quite a few years ago, though my first instructor was a real Brummie and so I learnt it with Brummie accent which meant I basically had to re-learn it all over again when we got a Japanese instructor. Talking on the inhale as well as the exhale was really weird.

Do you have anyone you can speak Chinese to?


I don't so picking up the speaking aspect of the language will certainly be more difficult especially considering the tonal nature of Chinese
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Re: Linguistics

Postby Frizzenspark » Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:43 pm

Most of your success will come your ability to hear; if you can find samples of commercials and pick out the words; it will help. I suggest commercials, because they tend to enunciate and speak to be heard.
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