hop by hop: Tribute, Reference & Thank You
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This thread I am setting up to use as a reference for the learning journey I am on in french. I am writing down things that I am finding most useful in my learning journey, and sharing my insights. This is as they may also be useful for others, and as a reference to me - so I can re-look things up, and assist in my own journey.
And so this is my page to help me also document from where some of my information has come from. To check out my other threads - click on the link at the top of the page.
And also to acknowledge the sources that I use throughout my threads - in this learning loom - this 'mat' of references and information I am trying to create. It is still in the very early stages - but the weaving is happening. Hopefully soon I will also be putting links to other fantastic information people have contributed within Duolingo. Thank you to those who have assisted in this task.
For this thread I am ever so thankful to PERCE_NEIGE - especially for guidance and feedback, and also to input from BastouXII ! Without them - I would not have been able to write this.
- The blog by toussaintlou
- BastouXII https://www.duolingo.com/comment/2282794
- and N.B. - my french tutor and mentor and friend in France.
Sueis an amazing lady!
- and also the many people on Duolingo who encourage me. So that I get feedback that my ramblings are of use, and not just "noise".
- Collins Dictionary : it is good as it give you lots of examples of the word in sentences.
- Reverso : is usually more accurate than google translate, and also give you examples if real documents. It also has audio!
- wiktionary : give you clearly the different tenses - as male, female, plural etc. AND also has audio !
- Let Me Google That For You
- leconjugueur : Verb conjugations
- Cactus : Adjective Dictionary
- dicodesrimes : Rhyming Dictionary, shown to me by DrTaleiJekel
- noun info
- french about.com
- french about dictionary
- Language Guide
- French Learner : has some great sound files and flash cards.
- Voice synthesiver that can pronounce the words for you, limited to 140 characters, in a French male or French female voice. (Choose the vocal style and enter text to hear it spoken.)
- forvo French pronunciation guide.
- A google Chrome app for duolingo words, posted by dominika1988 from here
Duolingo Vocabulary Manager ; Jeremy Strawn ; email firstname.lastname@example.org
- access different dictionaries through lexilogos
- Non Internet computer programs
- A discussion about apps here
- Free online language resources fluentin3months.com
- Course Contributors
- Markdown code - links
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Have you considered contributing to the Duolingo Wiki? As others have found in the past, it can be hard to maintain reference material on the forums, because there's no way to pin threads and the search function is fairly rudimentary. (Indeed, I believe that this was a strong motivation for the creation of the wiki in the first place.)
Yes the search function in here is quite rudimentary. and that is a very good point. No I have not looked into duolingo Wiki. Thanks for the suggestion :)
I can see another advantage of using the wiki : Anyone can add to it, so you don't have all the pressure of building the page all by yourself. It could be particularly useful if you have the content, but not the knowledge to format it properly, others could come in and help you with that.
Has anyone created any pages for french yet on this site? Being speakers of English, learning French? If not, can you recommend any particular other languages, that you think are going along nicely in this environment, but is for speakers of English? just so I can get a feel for the environment.
The kind of material you're contributing might fit in well at http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Useful_links_for_learning_or_practicing_a_language_outside_of_Duolingo under the French section. I assume that sooner or later that page will get so big that it has to be split up, but at present there doesn't seem to be much at http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/French . I'm not involved in the wiki effort so I can't offer much advice, but https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7 is one of its architects and an extremely helpful Duolinguist to boot, so I'd suggest you post on their stream if you need guidance on the best way to contribute to the wiki.
Thank you. That looks like an interesting adventure :) Although I am still learning - and I need to get things cross checked by people with greater knowledge than myself.
So it might be that I get it proof checked here possibly, before turning it over to wiki. .... Just thinking 'aloud' on the keyboard ;)
Dear Pont, I can't thank you enough to showing me this new environment. I am still getting my feet in it - and also still getting used to the feel of it. I apologize for the rocky ride I managed to stumble into re everything. Usagiboy7 - gosh - he is so fantastic ! Wishing you, Pont, a fantastic week to come :)
Glad to have been of help! I hope your week's great too, and good luck with your future Duolinguing :-).
Ahhh ... bookmarks - I like that descriptive analogy. I will check it out :) Thanks
Et merci à vous, Carolyn250. Merci pour votre soutien. Cela fait une différence pour moi.
I know I am using this discussion forum in a slightly different way to probably what it's initial intentions for use are. But I am finding it a fantastic tool for my learning - to use it in this way, and get my conclusions and understandings hopefully checked by people who really know how the language is put together. I don't know if the 'administrators' mind me using the site like this. I am hoping they wont - and that they wont delete any of my linked information - without telling me first - and letting me copy down my information before it is deleted. Hopefully they actually like what I am doing.
I am an admin of the Duolingo Wiki. I will look into your concern. Let's talk via Activity.
Testing making tables ...
Présent Present je cuis I cook tu cuis you cook il cuit he cooks elle cuit she cooks on cuit it, one cooks nous cuisons we cook vous cuisez you cook ils cuisent they cook elles cuisent they cook .</pre>
"Je mange parce qu'il cuisine."
This might be a clearer presentation of a table:
| Présent | Present |
| :---: | :---: |
| je cuis | I cook |
| tu cuis | you cook |
| il cuit | he cooks |
| elle cuit | she cooks |
| on cuit | it, one cooks |
| nous cuisons | we cook |
| vous cuisez | you cook |
| ils cuisent | they cook |
| elles cuisent | they cook |
|je cuis||I cook|
|tu cuis||you cook|
|il cuit||he cooks|
|elle cuit||she cooks|
|on cuit||it, one cooks|
|nous cuisons||we cook|
|vous cuisez||you cook|
|ils cuisent||they cook|
|elles cuisent||they cook|