2009.09.26 01:00 - Learning Languages

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Scathach Rhiadra. The comments are by Scathach Rhiadra.

    Yakuzza and Qt joined me for this session.  We had a pleasant conversation about learning languages in SL.

    Yakuzza Lethecus: morning scath
    Scathach Rhiadra: Good morning Yakuzza!
    Scathach Rhiadra: How are you today?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: fine, tanks :) again just my morning coffee and i am about the clean up here :)
    Scathach Rhiadra: ah, same here
    Yakuzza Lethecus: so, how do you study tibetan ?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: just that group ?
    Scathach Rhiadra: now yes, used to dtudy it in RL, but not many people speak it where I live, so no practice
    Scathach Rhiadra: study*
    Yakuzza Lethecus: yeah, that is understandable, i think there isn´t even a rosetta stone for tibetan
    Scathach Rhiadra: yes I think you are correct
    Scathach Rhiadra: so, here we use a text book, which we all have in RL, and use voice for the classes
    Yakuzza Lethecus: so you study ancient texts ?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: good morning qt
    Yakuzza Lethecus: no startrek uniform ? :)
    Qt Core: only when on duty ;-) jk no rp for me
    Qt Core: back in a moment, rl has perfect timing...
    Scathach Rhiadra: Good morning Qt
    Scathach Rhiadra: Yakuzza, we use a language text book, it is called Translating Buddhism from Tibetan, not an ancieant text:)
    Qt Core: back
    Scathach Rhiadra: wb:)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: Whicht text book is it ?
    Scathach Rhiadra: Translating Buddhism from Tibetan by J. Wilson
    Scathach Rhiadra: how are you today Qt?
    Qt Core: not at my best, a little nervous
    Qt Core: you ?
    Scathach Rhiadra: oh?
    Qt Core: (using this session to try to calm me down ;-) )
    Scathach Rhiadra: :)
    Scathach Rhiadra: has anyone a topic they would like to discuss?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hmm, you just got me thinking about the issue how persistent i am with my spanish interest, which follows no special purpose and so i lack persistence in it
    Yakuzza Lethecus: and the issue how i can just surround myself with the language again
    Scathach Rhiadra: do you enjoy learning it/
    Qt Core: going to spanish sims ?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: second spain
    Yakuzza Lethecus: a spanish course on TLE, but it´s only once a week and that is not enough to make progress
    Scathach Rhiadra nods
    Yakuzza Lethecus: and i haven´t found places that are interesting to me in second spain
    Yakuzza Lethecus: i even haven´t found interesting german places
    Scathach Rhiadra: :)
    Scathach Rhiadra: are there many other students on the same course?
    Qt Core: nor italian great place for me too (nice yes, but boring and/or void)
    Qt Core: i have this strange feeling about bein in a reservoir while on italian speaking places here in SL
    Scathach Rhiadra: if there are a few other students, you could start your own study group, maybe meet a couple of times a week?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: yeah, i was thinking about that but my issue is that i don´t have people with common topics and interests
    Scathach Rhiadra nods
    Yakuzza Lethecus: perfect woud be to find people talking about philosophy/psychologie even contamplative stuff as long as i don´t have to be active
    Scathach Rhiadra: ha:)
    Scathach Rhiadra: then how would you practice your language skills:)?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: i like to elaborate further on some things said when they trigger my mind, but i have the problem of ,,feeling forced to say something"
    Qt Core: that would be the best, but maybe stepping a little down, just books,movies,sports (that would eveb ne easier on the vocabulary too)
    Scathach Rhiadra: yes agree with Qt
    Scathach Rhiadra: have conversation sessions
    Yakuzza Lethecus: i even see this here as english practice in one dimension
    Qt Core: all sl is english practice for me ;-)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: right :)
    Scathach Rhiadra: :)
    Qt Core: we are luckier than english speaking people... we can use the excuse we are doing our english homework ;-)
    Scathach Rhiadra: ha:)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: right, and this ,,by the way learning is whats most interesting to me"
    Yakuzza Lethecus: not only in the case of languages
    Scathach Rhiadra nods
    Qt Core: in some sort of sick weird way i like to learn how provincial i am
    Scathach Rhiadra: ?, say more Qt..
    Qt Core: how many other view are there
    Qt Core: how much i think i'm open minded and how much i really am not
    Scathach Rhiadra: ah, yes I can understand that
    Qt Core: and just to learn things from different cultures
    Qt Core: and it is quite easy as i have a grean exchange currency, many many people like to learn something about italy too ;-)
    Scathach Rhiadra nods:)
    Qt Core: even if it is too often about tuscan hills!
    Scathach Rhiadra: :)
    Scathach Rhiadra: mmm, didn't stay long:)
    Qt Core: UFA: unidentifyed flying avatar
    Scathach Rhiadra: :)
    Qt Core: rl calling, have to go, won't be back (for this session)
    Qt Core: bye all, have fun
    Yakuzza Lethecus: bye qt
    Scathach Rhiadra: have a good day QT:)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: ok, i also gonna leave :)
    Scathach Rhiadra: ok, have a good day Yakuzza:)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: take care scath :)

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