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If I were to learn Hebrew to a reasonable level, then start learning Arabic, would I speak with a noticable Israeli accent?

Considering their alphabets are very similar, I'm thinking my knowledge of the Hebrew alphabet would seep through. (Or maybe I'd just sound like a westerner that learnt Hebrew or is trying to put on an accent)

It probably sounds super silly if it's not true but I thought I'd seek input :)

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What are some underrated languages?

I'm posting here to see what people think, I see msot people sticking to the bug European/Asian languages and it leaves some smaller yet fascinating languages fall through the cracks. My picks for the most underrated (yet ultimately small languages) would be Inuit (inuktitut), Georgian (ქართული) and Qechua (runasimi). What are your picks?

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Writing prompt: struggle, strife and motivation

The majority in last week's poll indicated they'd like to see a new prompt for this week. This one came by anonymous suggestion through the poll form.

Writing (in your target language, of course) as though you are your favourite fictional character who has some sort of struggle or conflict in their life...tell me what motivates you to keep going.

Whether you're just starting out and giving it a go with "My hate for the Doctor. It makes me strong." or you've been learning a while and want to give three paragraphs from Earl Stone explaining all the reasons you came to be cruising down an interstate highway at the age of 87 with thirteen kilograms of cocaine in the back of your truck - give it a go writing as much as you can!

I do a creative fiction themed writing prompt post at about this time every week. Join this chat if you'd like to be notified with a link when the weekly post goes up.

Want a say in future prompt posts in this series? Fill out a quick three-question form!

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What should I prioritize?

So, I love languages, hearing them and seeing them is just crazy fascinating to me. I find myself trying to identify languages I hear in public, all that.

My problem is, I really wanna proceed with learning more, particularly Russian right now. I started probably over a year ago, but I've made little to no progress, between school, and (mainly) a lack of motivation, but I really want to commit and progress. I speak English natively and I've been taking Spanish for 4 years in school now, with maybe a B1-B2 (and that's probably really pushing it) level of fluency, just so it's known that I'm not new to learning languages.

That being said, I'm aware Russian can and will be very difficult to learn but I'm so fascinated by it, so I was just wondering what are some strategies to maximize my efficiency and progress? Obviously I don't expect to be at a B2-C1 level in a year, although I'm sure it's possible with serious dedication, but I'd just like some insight from the fine polyglots here on what I can do, like flashcards, Duolingo, etc. to propel myself to fluency in the future

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Do people generally want to go to visit/live in the country that speaking the language they’re learning?

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What It's Like to Forget Your First Language

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Slavonic language question

I met this guy at my gym and he speaks montenegrin and so i went online to try to learn some but i found virtually no resources.

If i were to learn serbian or bosnian or croatian, how well could I communicate with him? Which of these would be a better choice?

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Thought I'd join in

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Let me hop on this bandwagon too

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A guide I'd like to share

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Here you go

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What have i created

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In the process of translating a bunch of words and creating Anki cards! The journey begins!

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Can I Study 3 Languages At Once?

Hi there!

For the past few months I have picked up language learning as a free time hobby. I find it extremely fun and spend roughly 1 hour a day reading about history of the two languages that I have constantly been studying. English is my primary language and I have been learning spanish and german. I began spanish 3 years ago and I consider myself a solid B2 but maybe a C1. I started german this summer and I am progressing everyday (have about a 1000-1100 word vocabulary). Probably a A2-B1.

I am interested in studying a third language with a different alphabet, notably Arabic or Russian. Both of these languages I understand are extremely difficult and require immense amounts of time and considering that I am starting my first year of college in roughly a week I think it would be a fun hobby but not too overburdening.

Would you recommend doing this? I have a strong background in spanish but want to slow it down to just reading the daily news in spanish. I am continuing to learn German at the rapid pace because I am taking it as a class but should I add Russian and just cruise through at a very slow pace (such as 30 vocab words and a grammar rule or two a week) for fun?

EDIT: I don't struggle with vocabulary oddly. I just rewrite the lists 2-3 times and write a little essay using all the words and memorize them. Also, I am majoring in Chemical Engineering

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I want to start a language/linguistics podcast. What do you want to hear about?

So I am finally following through on something I've been wanting to do for a long time: I am going to start a language/linguistics podcast.

I have A LOT of ideas, but I wanted to reach out to other language enthusiasts and see what you'd like to hear in a podcast about languages/linguistics.

Firstly, what do some language podcasts/blogs/YoutTube channels do well? What do you think some language podcasts/blogs/YouTube channels could improve on?

Secondly, My idea is to make a fairly casual, conversational podcast that is a blend of discussing the quirks of different languages each podcast, mixed with bringing fascinating, but complex linguistics theories/ideas to a more 'pop linguistics' kind of level. I am also wondering if I should incorporate language acquisition tips to the content too.

What kind of specific topics would you like to hear about?

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I need help (ENGLISH)! Can you give me a sample letter agreement to postpone a cheque?

A letter that says, the payee and the payor agree to postpone the cheque (for three months) that the payee is supposed to receive/encash this month.

Please, English isn’t my first language. Just give me example, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Free from RocketPack - Mandarin

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Hopping on the bandwagon

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A question about learning Urdu as a native Hindi speaker

As a native Hindi speaker I've noticed that a lot of Urdu content when spoken is mostly intelligible to me. I might sometimes need to look some vocabulary up but otherwise Hindi and urdu seem pretty much identical in terms of grammar and share many words in common. ( My Hindi also seems to have more of an Urdu base because I grew up in Mumbai and there is a pretty big Urdu speaking population there).

This video by langfocus seems to confirm a lot of my ideas about the two the languages : https://youtu.be/vxSd7p1i_TA

So since the two languages are so very similiar common vocabulary and grammar is it possible for the native of one to be able to read texts in another by simply learning the script?

There are a few Urdu authors (for example sadaat Hasan Manto) and poets whose works I'd like to be able to read in Urdu , is that possible by simply learning the alphabet?

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I am a fan

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