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SamanthaM 2018-02-24 06:08:02

Going to post random stuff here :)

SamanthaM 2018-02-24 06:09:22

For anyone interested, Gallego is the language of Galicia. It's closer to Portuguese, even though the region is in Spain. (https://www.omniglot.com/writing/galician.htm)

SamanthaM 2018-02-24 06:10:26

There is a Galician nationalist newspaper published in Gallego: El Correo Gallego. (http://www.elcorreogallego.es)

SamanthaM 2018-02-24 06:12:13

For anyone interested in learning Spanish, Duolingo is a great primary.

SamanthaM 2018-02-24 06:14:46

If you are interested in intermediate or learning by immersion, you might want to look into reading some essays by Juan Donoso Cortez; Spanish author, conservative and Catholic political theorist, and diplomat. 

Counter-currents posted an article about him (https://www.counter-currents.com/2010/12/juan-donoso-cortes/)

Deleted User 2018-02-24 15:42:15

Is Rosetta Stone any good though?

Olivia M 2018-02-24 15:42:23

That’s incredible! I’ve only used pimsleur. Have you had success with RS?

SamanthaM 2018-02-24 15:42:49

Rosetta Stone is fantastic! My dad has the German program and LOVES it!

Deleted User 2018-02-24 15:44:13

But can he speak/hear

Deleted User 2018-02-24 15:44:15


Deleted User 2018-02-24 15:45:10

If you're not looking to spend any money, duolingo is also a fantastic program

Olivia M 2018-02-24 15:45:35

Is it like pimsleur where you can just listen to a lesson on the way to work?

SamanthaM 2018-02-24 15:45:45

@Deleted User Yes. He's on an intermediate level currently.

SamanthaM 2018-02-24 15:46:22

@Olivia M I'm not sure about that. He has it for a desktop. Great question though. 😃

SamanthaM 2018-02-24 15:46:51

@Deleted User Yes, Duolingo is fantastic.

Deleted User 2018-02-24 15:48:01

Duolingo is good.

Why Tea 2018-02-24 15:54:49

I enjoyed Duolingo it worked reasonably well for what it was.

Aleis⊕ccidentalis 2018-02-24 16:45:46

my sister is a langage teacher and she's recommended Duolingo

Aleis⊕ccidentalis 2018-02-24 16:46:28

I've also been learning Gaelic simply by memorizing songs and poems, but it doesn't necessarily work well for conversing

CarletonJ 2018-02-24 18:20:48

I taught myself Dutch using duolingo. Excellent app if you're on a budget.

SamanthaM 2018-02-24 18:28:45

@Aleis⊕ccidentalis That's so interesting! Why Gaelic?

Aleis⊕ccidentalis 2018-02-24 18:37:01

@SamanthaM Mostly because I'm fascinated by the way the language is used in their folk/trad music. A few years ago I started to immerse myself in Irish & Scottish history, and that's actually what initially caused me to take an interest in ethno-nationalism.

SamanthaM 2018-02-24 20:07:24

@Aleis⊕ccidentalis This is seriously awesome! It would be great if you could post more stuff like this in our new music channel 😃

Jacob 2018-02-24 22:24:16

I do use Duolingo, but it will absolutely *not* teach you the entire language

Jacob 2018-02-24 22:25:39

Don't get me wrong, I would totally recommend it, but you also need other resources

SuperTomPerry -RI 2018-02-25 01:28:56

@Aleis⊕ccidentalis id love to learn Gaelic

Aleis⊕ccidentalis 2018-02-25 01:47:09

@SuperTomPerry -RI It's difficult, I think, because it's not very similar to other Indo-European languages. Personally, I doubt Gaelic will ever be revived as a national language, but it will survive through music, poetry, lore, etc. It certainly is beautiful.

MasonDixon 2018-02-25 01:48:29

Thomas Jefferson studied Gaelic

MasonDixon 2018-02-25 01:48:44

He never achieved much proficiency with it, however

Aleis⊕ccidentalis 2018-02-25 01:49:47

that's super interesting...I wonder why he had an interest in Gaelic?

Aleis⊕ccidentalis 2018-02-25 01:50:16

He's probably my favorite U.S. president, now I've got another reason to like him

MasonDixon 2018-02-25 01:53:05

Oh yeah he was by far the most multi-lingual President we’ve ever had

MasonDixon 2018-02-25 01:53:20

He could speak English, Latin, French, and Italian

MasonDixon 2018-02-25 01:53:29

He could read Spanish and Greek

MasonDixon 2018-02-25 01:53:49

And he dabbled in Gaelic, Welsh, and Arabic

Aleis⊕ccidentalis 2018-02-25 01:54:46

I'm looking into it now...apparently he was inspired by the novel "Ossian" by James McPherson, which is based on ancient Irish and Scottish lore

Aleis⊕ccidentalis 2018-02-25 01:55:27

Ossian was also a favorite book of Napolean and many other notable figures...it's one I've been meaning to read for awhile

SamanthaM 2018-03-02 00:47:37

Giving these away. Anyone interested?


SamanthaM 2018-03-02 01:48:21


BigBadSaxon - ID 2018-03-25 16:08:39

@SamanthaM Yes! I'll shoot you a DM

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