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May 19, 2014



Wow Linda, I'm impressed with the amount of work you put into this! Too bad your posts get lost among other discussions... have you considered starting a blog, perhaps? Anyway, you deserve some ligots! Your enthousiasm for the french language is contagious :)


Thank you Laetitia. You are much too kind. But the real difference we can make on the world beyond our minds, as well as within our minds - is to help the connections to happen. To make the learning looms - the mats - the webs - the connections. To empower us - to make the better threads - the gems - the things that make a difference - to create the connections by what we do. But I am still a babe in the woods. - I still have to work out how to show others how to use the markdown language to do the connections. And for others to create and expand on their learning journeys'. We each individually make a difference to the world. But it is when we can share - that new opportunities - and the chance for better world - opens up. This platform has its limitations - but it also has its potential - should we choose to see it and take the opportunity. Thank you for being a part of all this. This is all just in its baby steps - from what I can see. Thank you for being part of changing the present - for better opportunities in the future. :)


ps. very soon I am going to have to disappear down one of those little rabbit holes of real life - and be engaged in other responsibilities I have. But fear not - I will be back - just forgive me if I drop out for a short time. I have dreams, and I will be striving to fulfill them - in this forum , as well as in my other ones ... And I am humbled by your encouragement. It is still not achieving its potential - but there are some skeletons being made, and hopefully it will flesh out over time. In the end it is our community - our connections - with the now, the future, the past, and each other - that matters. So thank you. :)


Yes, I agree with you; and the commuinty here at Duolingo has been fantastic, as well as the site/app itself. Don't worry about dissapearing, it's important to cater to all aspects of life. I wish you the best of luck in realising your dreams. :)


The creation of Learning Looms, should help prevent this disappearing of good threads. By helping us all to make good connections - it should help address this issue of threads disappearing. And maybe if we create good quality threads - we can encourage those at Duolingo head office to allow us to throw a 'linking' thread to something that wont get lost among the bulk of all the threads/posts that are spun. First - lets try to spin a robust, engaging, advantageous web/loom. le premier pas ... =D


I am now getting to understand why you commented about this potentially disappearing among other discussions. But - that is the power of if we all make good connections - both within our own posts, and with other peoples posts. So people get to 'hop' around on topics and see things explained in different ways - by different people. If we all keep making connections - then things will not get lost. They have to be sensible connections though. Quality counts. It is sort of like creating an external brain/resource center, a living book and communications hub. Check out Tribute, Reference and Thank you page here and look down the bottom of the header page, and you will see how you can make links/connections. Perhaps sometime soon I will get brave and post my summary of my knowledge on 'markdown language' on the general english page.


The bigger issue is not that it will disappear, it is that people will not even know where to look for it. For example, it took quite some time for me to find that post about the à preposition. In fact if I didn't remember the exact keywords I would never find it.

That's why I suggested that you add it in a place such as wiki, where it is far easier to find, and search through the relevant posts.


I am just moving this discourse to a sub thread of this one ...
This work I have created is not a "published" work, and it will have mistakes in it. I really appreciate it when people point out my mistakes. It is also a work in progress - that I am constantly updating and creating new threads to "the mat" or web of learning I am trying to make connections to.

I am still learning french. And this is me sorting out my learning. I have found that all the MANY books I use, and also up on the internet - none of them have put the things I post together in quite this way. In my learning and research I have often found conflicting information - which for me to progress - I have had to resolve. This loom is part of creating the framework to allow me to resolve problems I have had learning French.

I am creating this as a reference for myself. And hoping that it might also be of use to others. Also to act as a living book - with as much sound in it as possible - so that I get to hear the correct words, and hopefully improve my ability to also say them. To act as a living book, and also to create a learning loom - that you can hop about between topics.

Also I am hoping that this might help other peoples learning journey.

(and ps. I will modify important posts - to correct spelling as well as mistakes, improve formatting, try to make wording more clear and correct, and improve the journey - as I see it. This is as my goal is to improve the world - and help communications, but I will always keep intact the honor I hold to people who help my learning journey. NB importantly so far - PERCE_NEIGE ! He has been of INVALUABLE assistance in this part of my learning journey in this forum and in relation to this topic.)

I am looking forward to continue to develop this, and to add links to other great comments that others have made within the duolingo platform. I know at the moment this is mostly just my posts, But this is just part of the framework I am needing - so that I can note down others links to other contributions as well.

N.B. If you have your own learning journey notes you want to write up - please do not hesitate to contact me - and I am very happy to coach you on markdown text that will help you log your own journey ^-^ We duolingouens are all on similar journeys ! And I love company ! (bearing in mind I am a real person - with real life issues - and this is my hobby :)


Voici le post que j'aime le mieux... dès ce moment. Merci beacoup pour ton immense effort! :))


I would like to give a BIG THANK YOU to Dessamator, for showing me new links, and assisting in the building of this learning loom :) I have now also added you to the tribute page :)


You're welcome. I hope you manage to catalogue all your progress up to the end of the tree. I'm curious though, have you already finished the language tree, and are merely revising, or are you going through each skill?


I am only past check point 2. I do wish they would number the check points ... So I have a long way to go on the ladder. I am wanting though to see my friends climb the ladder with greater ease. I am hoping that what I am creating is going to help others acquire this language.


Oh wow - thank you. It will ALWAYS need to have work done on it. It also follows along on the lessons, as well as the random posts on french here ( which need to be sorted also ) , and also for more of my relevant notes to be added - and then there are the ones that still just exist in my head.

I have found, and I believe - that to learn a language - you need to use MANY resources, and seek the guidance of many teachers and mentors - and many engagements (i.e. music, hobbies, videos, games, etc ) The more you use many resources - the better and the faster you will find your language develops. And also the more fun you will have.


I am speechless! I can not say anything! All I can say, or try to say, is Wow!


Brilliant. Merci beaucoup.


This is a real treasure trove. Merci mille fois!

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