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Re: Foreign Languages

Posted: January 3rd, 2021, 8:57 am
by Piotrek81
Kazbek wrote:
January 3rd, 2021, 8:39 am
Piotrek81 wrote:
January 2nd, 2021, 8:57 am
Also, if you're interested in languages, or want to come back to one(s) you were learning before, my question is what motivates you?
I'm motivated by the sunk cost fallacy. Whenever I invest a significant amount of effort in learning a language, I loathe the idea of abandoning it and forgetting what I had learned, so I have no choice but to continue enjoying world literature in the original. :(

Michael
This is an ideal thread to ask the question which probably some LibriVoxers have asked themselves (I know I have :) ), namely how many lanaguages are you familiar with to the extent that you can use this knowledge here?

Re: Foreign Languages

Posted: January 3rd, 2021, 9:47 am
by Kazbek
Piotrek81 wrote:
January 3rd, 2021, 8:57 am
This is an ideal thread to ask the question which probably some LibriVoxers have asked themselves (I know I have :) ), namely how many lanaguages are you familiar with to the extent that you can use this knowledge here?
Ah, so this is my cue to brag! 8-) In descending order of (mostly passive) proficiency, English/Russian, French, German/Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Latin, Ancient Greek, Persian and Chinese. These are the ones I try to keep up, reading/listening to books and such. There are others which I set aside due to time constraints and mostly forgot. I miss some of them very much.

Michael

Re: Foreign Languages

Posted: January 3rd, 2021, 10:11 am
by mightyfelix
The language I am most familiar with besides English is American Sign Language. Unfortunately (and unsurprisingly), this enhances my LibriVox career not at all! :lol:

Re: Foreign Languages

Posted: January 3rd, 2021, 12:13 pm
by AngeliqueAnja
Kazbek wrote:
January 3rd, 2021, 7:14 am

If you do an advanced catalog search at HathiTrust.org, checking the box for "Full view only" and selecting a language filter for Indonesian, you get almost 500 results. Generally, the books that are available in full view at HathiTrust are acceptable here, though our admins might take a closer look to vet those published after 1925.

Michael
Thanks for that! I'll see if I can find anything I feel like reading!

Annie