Thank you for the advice, Sidhiel. I am glad I have not been missing something. I too, wish there was a shortcut to learning languages. My grandmother is trying to teach us French and it is very hard to comprehend. I am guessing Sindarin is exactly the same? Thank you, Xandarien, I am glad i got that right. It helps to know that you are actually doing something right, when learning a language. I saw that you know how to speak French. If you have any tips on how to study it, I would be very happy if you would share them with me, as it is very complicated for me. Thank you!
Hello again. I am sorry for bothering you, but i have another question. I was wondering, when learning Sindarin, you are supposed to keep a notebook, right? Like when you are learning any other language. I mean, I have been doing so already, but I just wanted to make sure that there wasn't some special way to do things. Anyway, thank you for your help.
Pretty much, I think it's whatever works for you. I have one small notebook that I use for reference and another that's more me scribbling things. So the reference notebook has a personal dictionary of words I often forget, word lists (pronouns, Sindarin place names, that sort of thing), exercises I've made up for myself (and others!), and annotated notes on the lessons. My scribble notebook has translations, words and phrases I haven't categorised, my long-neglected Sindarin journal (oops), etc.
But that's just me! If you find other things work better for you, then go for them! Also I've tutored French in the past, so if you need help with that, too, feel free to hit me up. <3
Hello, Vyc! Thank you so much for the advice. I found it very helpful. I take it then, there is no official way of learning Sindarin? Just sort of whatever works. I think for now I am just going to try to record everything I learn in the lessons in a notebook, so that i will be able to go back in case when I forget things.
About French ( ), if you have any tips on how to study it or, really anything at all, I would be very grateful. You see, I have to take it for my highschool language, but it is not going very well. Anyway, thanks again and any tips you have on either Sindarin or French would be most most welcome.
I'm glad my advice was useful! In general when studying languages, I try to practice in ways that have me reading, writing, speaking, and listening to the language, as well as translating to and from the language I'm studying, just so I hit as many aspects of how I'd (theoretically) be using it as I can.
For French, I'd recommend doing exactly the same thing as Sindarin, although in this case you have many more online resources available! I've been finding Duolingo in particular to be useful at getting me to study the language daily (I'm out of practice, oops). Even if it's not perfect--I've yet to find an opportunity to create my own sentences, for example--it's still pretty useful. Memrise is another site you might want to check out, too. And, of course, you can always send me a PM if you have any questions!
Really, the best thing you can do for yourself is be consistent. If you can manage just a little bit of studying every day, you're more likely to retain what you've learned than studying a lot every now and again. Easier said than done, of course!
Hello vyc... i am sorry i never replied to you but i just never had the chance to. you will never guess how helpful that link you gave me has been! now my whole family is using duolingo to learn french, and we all love it! I, like you said, have been studying french every day, and it seems to be sinking in to my thick skull a little now, so that has been very nice! by the way, what is PM? thank you for all the advice!
No worries, emthanniel! I actually wasn't around the forum for most of the month until today, due to various factors. I'm so glad to hear that Duolingo is proving to be so useful for you and your family! <3
PM = Private Message. Though, thinking about it, I'm not sure if you can send one if you're not a registered user. So, uh, yeah.