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January 23, 2012
22:54
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http://www.reddit.com/r/languagelearning/comments/okqxx/connectors_a_springboard_for_fluency_native/

 

first off the idea comes originally from FluentCzech, and after memorizing the German list (which i found and is in the link) my ability to speak german went up tremendously.  When before i was a stumbling dumbfounded fool, i was able to go through conversations and now i speak like its no problem, half the time mixing all sorts of combinations of connectors which resemble, like, ya know, a real life conversation.

 

I've provided myself Dutch, German, Portugese and a little bit of Hebrew; Czech, Italian, Spanish and French are naturally provided by others. but what we need are these in as many languages as possible. Turkish, Russian, Greek, Catalan, Afrikaans, Chinese, Gaelge, whatever, we just need the dedicated NATIVE or FLUENT speakers who can provide us the relative 'same-y' conversational tools as layed out initially by FluentCzech, but of course not translations of them.

 

Perhaps there is another tool special to a language, like also in german, z.B. , so please include them!

 

I have even sent this to the "famous" Latin revivalist Molendinarius who, as many of you may know, is unfortunately (but also fortunately) a little busy recreating a textbook to create the modern, colloquial Latin equivalents of these phrases.

 

I hope to have some useful additions, my plan is to create a blog which has these in almost every language imaginable and can be a jump start to spoken fluency.  Peace be with you! cool

January 23, 2012
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Vielen Dank! I have already added the German words to my anki; these will help out tremendously :) 

Fluent:  English (Native) Currently Learning:  Deutsch   Up next: French (Québec) On hold: Español (Intermediate)  Interested in: Nederlands Svenksa  Norwegian   Possibly attempting: Irish (Heritage Language)    http://shannonliebtdeutsche.wordpress.com/
January 24, 2012
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Brilliant!

These will be of immense help to me on my current and future missions. I look forward to your eventual blog. Please post back here when it is up and running.
 

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January 24, 2012
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it won't be up and running without help from this forum!

January 26, 2012
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no takers at all? not a one?

February 1, 2012
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nice idea, i am definetely going to use the french list.

i do think that it would be better to have all lists provided by natives.

for example in your dutch list i see a lot of small mistakes or literal translations that no one would use in real life.

i could provide you with corrections for dutch if you want.

 

kind regards mark

February 3, 2012
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yes absolutely please do.  i assumed that dutch was done by a native, as the german one was.

February 10, 2012
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the general idea of the list is good but there are a lot of small mistakes, and some written language instead of informal language

i' am going to work on it today.

February 10, 2012
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done,

posted the list on the reddit page and in the ''gezellig gesprek in het nederlands'' section of this forum.

hope it will be useful to some people. in any case I had fun doing it and it was an unintended excercise for my english as well.

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