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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
You are right, the Cyrillic is used in East Slavic languages. And I guess French has enough diacritics, too :)
Also Serbian, Montenegrin and Bulgarian use it, though Serbian at least commonly uses Latin letters as well.
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.
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.