https://www.duolingo.com/Penda2013

Non Latin scripts

Am a little worried about non Latin scripts in DL learning since it was very awkward learning Ukrainian and i soon gave up on it. Does anybody find them easy or have any ideas?

December 9, 2015

17 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/A_User

I didn't find Cyrillic especially difficult. I would recommend external sources for this (I used this and this and read IKEA labels). If you'd like some help, you can message me on my stream. :-)

December 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger

You're right. It is not very hard if you work at it, just as you say. Penda2013 should take it in a few easy stages. (Your links did not work for me, but I think they were: link 1, and link 2.)

December 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/A_User

Yes, they are, thanks! I'm not sure why these don't work, when I open them, they have "https://www.duolingo.com/comment/" at the beginning of the URL, but they don't in my comment.

December 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger

You're welcome. Yes, that's how they looked to me, too, w/ the extra Duo webpage info at the beginning. How odd.

Those look like good pages for studying the Cyrillic alphabet. As you know, all it takes is some application and not being afraid of it. Let's hope that Penda2013 succeeds. Russian is really fascinating, and it becomes more and more so w/ continued study, but Cyrillic has to be mastered right away unless the study method is completely oral.

December 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/A_User

I would also reccomend this page. :-)

December 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/A_User

That one does work.

December 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/vienmoir

Well, if you really want to speak these languages, you need to learn this "non Latin script" anyway. Otherwise I wouldn't recommend learning Slavic languages as it takes more time and dedication than German or Spanish, for example.

December 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/A_User

Well, Slavic languages that use Cyrillic, anyway. There's several that use the Latin alphabet, but have letters with strange accents or strange letter combinations that you need to learn to pronounce.

December 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/yarjka

I think it's just as difficult (if not more so!) to learn the Polish letter combinations and diacritical markings as it is to learn Cyrillic.

December 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/A_User

I've found it more so, possibly because of the associations I have of what sounds go with what letter which I don't have with Cyrillic..

December 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut

I completely agree. I'm so glad my first Slavic language used Cyrillic.

December 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/vienmoir

You are right, the Cyrillic is used in East Slavic languages. And I guess French has enough diacritics, too :)

December 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Theron126

Also Serbian, Montenegrin and Bulgarian use it, though Serbian at least commonly uses Latin letters as well.

December 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/A_User

Is that what the j is? I get so confused when I find the Serbian words to some of those songs you gave me links for.

December 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Theron126

In Serbian both Cyrillic and Latin scripts are frequently used,. Cyrillic alphabets vary slightly between countries, in Serbian (and Montenegrin) Cyrillic j is used instead of й. They don't mix alphabets.

December 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/A_User

I see, thanks!

December 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/A_User

Yes, it does. :-)

December 9, 2015
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