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Re: Totally motivated now...

Postby AmyT » 15 Dec 2004, 01:03

Thanks Peter :P

And technically La-la land is where I grew up not where I reside. La la land being Los Angeles and surrounding counties like my home planet (may as well be another planet) Orange County.

I actually am considering a cruise of the mediterranian leaving from Italy, and I am super paranoid about travel and being taken for a ride so to speak. So besides the ever increasing quest for learning, I'd like to be able to tell my well traveled friends I did it without being led astray.
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Re: Totally motivated now...

Postby mfjp » 15 Dec 2004, 01:14

DeliBoy, very well said!
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Re: Totally motivated now...

Postby ptimber » 15 Dec 2004, 01:33

Mfjp do you really understand what he said or is this peer review time. Peter
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Re: Totally motivated now...

Postby akeeshecheeza » 15 Dec 2004, 06:16

Deli's message was good.
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Re: Totally motivated now...

Postby mfjp » 15 Dec 2004, 07:08

Peter, with your permission, can I send you a private message?
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Re: Totally motivated now...

Postby wldspirit » 15 Dec 2004, 10:40

amy,
here is a website that has the language broken down into subjects,
verb, adjective,nouns, ect..ect..

www.locuta.com/classroom.html

anyways, it's a start.
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Re: Totally motivated now...

Postby AmyT » 15 Dec 2004, 17:28

Wldspirit,

I always liked being head of the class! ;)

My fear of something like this is pronounciation, and doesn't it take 10 times to unlearn something you've learned once? I'm really grateful for the site, I just probably won't use it until I've got a teacher to guide me through everything. I've bookmarked it in any case, and I appreciate it!

You'd think because I was an English major I'd be gramatically correct more often :P

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Re: Totally motivated now...

Postby ptimber » 15 Dec 2004, 17:34

Dear Amy you probably would be a fast learner. Why not think of a month in Italy and going to school in some rural area where little english is spoken?? Peter
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Re: Totally motivated now...

Postby AmyT » 15 Dec 2004, 17:56

Peter,

While that is definitely ideal, its totally impossible at this time. Never fear though, I just registered online for "Italian for Beginners", 110 bucks later, not so bad, I'll be starting class on Jan. 4th.. wish me luck :)

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Re: Totally motivated now...

Postby ptimber » 15 Dec 2004, 20:02

memorize,memorize memorize Peter
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Re: Totally motivated now...

Postby MindyP » 15 Dec 2004, 21:00

Hi everyone!

I agree that memorizing is important, but so is practicing practicing practicing! I like to pop a CD of Italian music while I'm in the car and sing along. Or I watch Disney movies with my 4 yo daughter in Italian (we have a multi-region DVD player) and repeat the lines with her - it's so cute to listen to her try to sing the Disney songs in Italian! Anyway - learning Italian, or any language, is a journey, not a destination (cliche, but true!).

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Re: Totally motivated now...

Postby ptimber » 15 Dec 2004, 22:29

Dear Mindy....MA SHU!! but the whole idea of learning a language is to be able to read newspapers, if not novels and web pages in Italian. For instance no one has mentioned one of the most useful mediums for learning Italian which is subvscribing for $40.00 a year to the Italo Americano italian newspaper for San francisco and southern california (MAY are you listening) and it is in Italian and english. reading it through each week will be diffificult in the beginning but as time goes on you become proficient. Peter
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Re: Totally motivated now...

Postby AmyT » 15 Dec 2004, 22:48

Peter... MAY may not have been listening.. but I was reading.. :)

*sigh* You must have a fabulous career to talk about venturing off to Italy for a month... then talk about paying for subscriptions.. Answer your PM.

Since I am in the Bay Area, I'm pretty sure I can pick up this easily.

Thank you Mindy, I'm all about the music thing which launch.yahoo had quite a few Italian artists that I seemed to enjoy listening to. Having said that.. substance means a lot, so I'm not buying until I can understand.. :)

Thanks for the newspaper idea Peter.
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Re: Totally motivated now...

Postby ptimber » 15 Dec 2004, 22:57

As a devotee of Joseph Campbell, author of Man of a Thousand Faces, I followed my bliss and thereby earned a good life body and soul. In addition the $40.00 a year for newspaper subscription is not much for a weekly newspaper mailed to you is it?? Peter
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Re: Totally motivated now...

Postby ptimber » 15 Dec 2004, 23:10

Akeeshecheeza everyone has a photographic memory,some just don't have film as it were. By the way what does Akeeshecheeza which I presume is a dialect word mean since I speak two dialects one with grammar and one without. peter
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