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  • Razlem

    Why do you study languages?

    December 7, 2010 by Razlem

    Some conlangers I know develop languages to be used in sci-fi/fantasy novels, others just for knowledge's sake.

    I'm studying (rather, want to study) linguistics so I know how people communicate and hopefully bridge the gaps between different languages (hence all my IAL work).

    So, for what reason did you decide to start studying linguistics? Is there a particular goal or product you wish fulfilled by it?

    Just curious :)

    Razlem 20:55, December 7, 2010 (UTC)

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    For example, do you prefer a natural approach like Rosetta Stone or LiveMocha, or do you like to learn the structure of the language first? Is a teacher always preferable?

    I'm a visual learner with an audiographic (is that a word?) memory, so pictures with audio work best for me. But I always feel restricted when I don't have access to the nitty-gritty grammar. I hear that immersion classes are effective, but I've never had access to one.

    Razlem 04:51, July 9, 2010 (UTC)

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    May 1, 2010 by Razlem

    In general, how does one promote a constructed language?

    The internet is one way, obviously, but languages like Esperanto and Ido didn't have that luxury. How did those languages spread all over the world?

    I assume snail mail as far as the transportation of information, but were there pamphlets advertising the language?

    Just curious.

    Razlem 03:33, May 1, 2010 (UTC)

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