Monthly "language tastings" book club
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Tämä viestiketju on "uinuva" —viimeisin viesti on vanhempi kuin 90 päivää. Ryhmä "virkoaa", kun lähetät vastauksen.
Languages we've done include: Dutch, Japanese, American Sign Language, Russian, Italian, German, Cantonese, French, and Polish. Coming up, we have: Amharic (from Ethiopia) and Xhosa (from South Africa).
My questions are:
1) Can anyone recommend any other language books or CDs?
2) What funky language(s) would YOU want to learn?
I like the choice of African languages. Although I don't know I could master them, sounds that aren't present in English would make it especially interesting.
Yes, the African languages interest me a great deal. We started off with Indo-European languages and the occasional Asian languages - but I'm very much looking forward to Xhosa. It's got three distinctive tongue-clicks from calling across the fields during ancient sheep herding. One of our members is from South Africa and speaks Xhosa fluently, so thankfully we'll have a native speaker to practice with. :-)
My husband tried a French language CD by Michel Thomas who was in the French resistance (fascinating guy), and it's quite good.
Also, as far as language CDs, I've been using Rosetta Stone's language program for French and Latin, and their free demo disk has all the languages and a few words and simple sentences you may pick up fairly fast..