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Old August 31st, 2017, 10:22 AM
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Learning New Languages

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I am trying to learn some ancient languages. The going has been difficult. I want to know if any one of you has learned a new language in adulthood. If so, I would like to know your experiences - till what level did you reach? How much time did it take? What did you do to get there?

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Old August 31st, 2017, 11:39 AM
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Re: Learning New Languages

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Hi,

I am trying to learn some ancient languages. The going has been difficult. I want to know if any one of you has learned a new language in adulthood. If so, I would like to know your experiences - till what level did you reach? How much time did it take? What did you do to get there?

Any help is appreciated


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is this dejavu???
why i do remember you asking this early this year?
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is this dejavu???
why i do remember you asking this early this year?
Earlier he wanted to know how to do it... now he wants to know how to survive and be successful. There is a difference
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Earlier he wanted to know how to do it... now he wants to know how to survive and be successful. There is a difference
Some people don't understand modern languages.
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Some people don't understand modern languages.
Sorry. I am trying my best... to understand
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Re: Learning New Languages

Few Thoughts :

  • Adulthood is not the right time to learn any new language inside out. The grasping power remains low and not as sharp as the row age. It’s practically impossible to fluently read, write and understand to the fullest extent.
  • To learn any new language you need to reside in that community for certain duration, to read, write, understand, pronunciation quoting as well as understanding the other people. Book reading is just to pass the exams.
  • What ever otherwise you learn from outside is just knowing few words and couple patent sentences and that does not solve the problem,…
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I learnt also Sanskrit long ago during HS and it was only few words, few patent learn by heart, sentences and that’s it,….. for passing the exams,… and later you forget it all.

Likewise, In US also kids take third language either French or Spanish or German,.. etc but again,…… it’s just to learn few words, few sentences and passing the exam,…. No1 can go to that country and efficiently communicate in reading, writing and understanding skills,.. absolutely no way ( by, learning in books )

In row age, whatever the amount of languages,.. you learnt is yours,…
and in case of new languages,…. in adulthood, is absolutely NO, NO,….

It may end up only knowing few words and just like Americans who come to India and speaks Namaste, Main aap ko pranam karata hun . main aap ka aabhari hun,.. and such “ rutting / tota knowledge “ of unnecessary bull-shiittts non-sense, without any context for making any kind of sense, scenario or event,… !!



You will also end up da same, for German, Chinese, Spanish or French.



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is this dejavu???
why i do remember you asking this early this year?
Ashika,

I am writing out of frustration. I have been trying, but for me the progress is there, but slow - painfully slow. The amount of time I am spending on it is not funny.

I just wanted to know what the problem is - am I a poor learner, is the language difficult, or acquiring a language is a slow process. Hence I asked for experiences.
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Try learning Egyptian hieroglyphics ..
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Re: Learning New Languages

What language are you trying to learn? South indian languages are tough Tamil, Malyalam, etc
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Hi,

I am trying to learn some ancient languages. The going has been difficult. I want to know if any one of you has learned a new language in adulthood. If so, I would like to know your experiences - till what level did you reach? How much time did it take? What did you do to get there?

Any help is appreciated


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I learnt Deustche at the age of 22 (which is now ages back)

I started in a PSU which was an Indo German collaboration (or Indische Deustche ZussamenArbeit). It was a part of our training.

It was only G1 elementary though. You get to know terms like good morning, how is it going, etc.
More courses would have given a good grasp.

The training was at a local 'Max mueller bhavan'. At the completion, the chief guest who spoke good German was an industrialist. He was in news sometime back not for pleasant reasons though
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Ashika,

I am writing out of frustration. I have been trying, but for me the progress is there, but slow - painfully slow. The amount of time I am spending on it is not funny.

I just wanted to know what the problem is - am I a poor learner, is the language difficult, or acquiring a language is a slow process. Hence I asked for experiences.
its probably got to do with the kind of language you are learning.
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Try learning Egyptian hieroglyphics ..
I can read it. REALLY. HONESTLY. I know the script very well - but I do not know the language. Not bullshitting.
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in Hyderabad, there is CIEFL. Couple of my relatives were learning Spanish dunno why). If you persist , you can learn the language. And you need to practice also. For each language, there is a center like for German, Max mueller bus van. For French Allaince Francaise. In Delhi, they had something for Japanese too. (I learnt a bit of it- Gakosu means student, kangofu means nurse etc.) if you need more help, more details are needed. To start with, what is th language.
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Toyota and Maruti actually send their senior employees to learn Japanese in Pune from some institute for a month.. no hindi, english, marathi for a month.. only Japanese. This is how kids learn growing up and it's the fastest way. You have to immerse yourself in an environment of the language. Most proper teaching mechanisms are based on this principle. Learning in a group (especially as a family) helps since you begin to converse in new language all the time.. enhances learning.
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I can read it. REALLY. HONESTLY. I know the script very well - but I do not know the language. Not bullshitting.
What does a man wearing an ox head and walking with his hands bent like a V, while pointing his fingers forward, mean?
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