https://www.duolingo.com/jackson-verona

learning an old language of mine

so i'm part Irish but never really took much interest in it, until a few years ago, then i was introduced to a you tuber named jacksepticeye. he strengthened my 'want' to learn more about where i came from (i know i'm a product of sex.) but anyways, now that i'm actually learning Irish i realize there is a lot i didn't know. not just about the language but the culture to. and so i'm also learning German because my moms side of the family is mostly German. i also want to learn OLD Gaelic and Norwegian, because those are two more major parts of my heritage and i want to reconnect with the family i never really had a chance to meet. i'm a simple girl, who just wants to know, what they went through, how they learned and experienced everything, and how we lost these parts of my family.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Espiraden

When i finish the Vietnamese tree, I plan on devoting my time to Danish.
My Great-Grandma was from Denmark and we have things from her..But they're in Danish. I also have German Polish mixed in which i'd like to learn Eventually :)

1 year ago

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I've taken an interest in the Vietnamese course, but I've heard it's quite hard. I'd like to ask, would you say Vietnamese is fairly easy? Which aspects of it do you find most/least challenging?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jackson-verona

i've never tried to learn Vietnamese before so I wouldn't be one to give advice but if you have an interest in it, just do it :)

1 year ago

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I looked it up and it looks as if the only difficulty is pronunciation so I'm gonna go ahead with it

1 year ago

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alright i wish you luck :)

1 year ago

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Thanks! It's okay so far but I forget the vocabulary a lot so I'll probably pace myself a bit more to get the words ingrained. Also, the pronunciations are difficult with the whole tones thing. Forming sentences is easy though because the grammar is simple.

1 year ago

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it may also help to get a blank note book and write the English translations next the Vietnamese spelling, that way you can reference it whenever, and you can also put the pronunciation next to the words as well :)

1 year ago

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that sounds awesome, and i hope that that you can eventually read them :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Espiraden

Thanks ^^
Good luck on Irish & German!

1 year ago

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thanks ^^

1 year ago

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I'm from Germany but I'm also Russian as my mother is Russian. I used to speak Russian as I was a baby, however this and that happened, and I never really got to speak Russian anymore. Everything I knew as a baby I have forgotten so, although I don't really have anyone to speak it with at the moment, I want to re-learn Russian. The most I could recall a few weeks ago was just the alphabet and some random words but I am hoping to improve, which I already have^^

1 year ago

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Interestingly it could be you'll find it easier to speak without a heavy accent just because you once knew the language. I listened to a linguist who re-learned Swedish as an adult, he had known it as a young child, and his Swedish was now without any particular/for me/ traceable accent (although the vocabulary was somewhat limited).

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My great grandfather was from Slovakia (when it was Czechoslovakia) so I've always been interested in that region. I'm just waiting on the Czech course to come out now (it's mutually intelligible with Slovak). I've already learned a bit of Polish so I reckon I'll find the basics of Czech fairly familiar.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/H.a.l.e.y.Rose

I know I am French and German, That is why I am learning them... I kinda know some things my family went through, with Hitler and all that....

1 year ago

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well i wish you luck in learning the languages :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/H.a.l.e.y.Rose

Thanks and you too....

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I'm English and German and native American! So that's one of the reasons I'm learning German.

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