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?Kazbek wrote: ↑January 3rd, 2021, 8:39 amI'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.
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Ah, so this is my cue to brag! 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.
The language I am most familiar with besides English is American Sign Language. Unfortunately (and unsurprisingly), this enhances my LibriVox career not at all!
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Thanks for that! I'll see if I can find anything I feel like reading!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.