https://www.duolingo.com/Nattristis

should i drop Czech and try Russian first?

About to get to level 9 after a few more lessons, but been really struggling remembering conjugations, it doesn't feel as regular as romance languages. Thinking it might be best to experience Russian patterns first; however, if there is something I haven't seen or heard of yet that may shed some light, it would a be a huge help indeed. advice? -hope this isn't too stupid to ask

3 weeks ago

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Are you talking about cases? If so, Russian will be just as difficult.

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nattristis

yeah, also the stems http://cokdybysme.net/pdfs/genderstems.pdf think i found the answer, did some searching and found this, made it clearer for me. sorry for this useless post haha. i'll delete this soon..

3 weeks ago

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Please don't delete it. It was interesting to me, and relevant.

3 weeks ago

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I would add two small things: (1) with Russian you also have the initial Alphabet Challenge; and (2), my personal feeling is that Russian is more consistent than Czech, in which the same ending can be attached to words of different genders, numbers, and cases. This is, I think, both good and bad -- confusing and difficult to sort out when you're trying to master them, but ultimately you're dealing with fewer endings overall.

3 weeks ago
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