10575RE: [norse_course] Old Norse grammar
- Sep 3, 2009
Is Modern Icelandic mutually unintelligible with Old Norse? –not that I speak Old
Norse, just asking.
N. Scott Catledge, PhD/STD
history & languages
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Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2009 10:39 AM
Subject: Re: [norse_course] Old Norse grammar
Thanks for your advice. From what you said made me remember how it was
which I am very familiar with.I even was able to pass a test in the
army and was credited with a proficiency
in french.Thanks again for your pointing me to the right perspective.
On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 2:21 AM, <CalecM@...> wrote:
>studying ON for
> ____________ _________ _________ __
> Let me give you different perspective. I've been
> something measurable in weeks. However, it is far from my firstforeign
> language. (French, Italian and Japanese). You will not learnON the same
> as you would learn Swedish or Swahili. You will not become"fluent" in it
> because you will not use it as a communicative system with another humanbooks
> being. Rather, you will most likely sit in the middle of a pile of
> and laptops, which you will use to decode or decipher the text. Astime
> goes on, you will rely on the reference materials less and less, as youconsist
> remember more and more. But the ON language in your brain will
> mostly of this. It will not be connected to memories of personal,physical
> experiences you have had. It will lack the positive reinforcement offamiliar
> successfully communicating with another human being. (If you're
> with Piagetian Constructivist learning theory, this will make more sense.)Somebody on a
> If you have studied other second languages, think back: some of the
> language you know best is tied to the moment you learned it.
> bus, a key line in a movie, etc. You're not likely to get thatstudying ON
> texts. Doesn't mean your experience won' t be fun,informative, successful,
> satisfying-- but it will be different.
> One man's opinion--your mileage may vary!
> Alec MacLean
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