May 11th, 2010

Dutch

I reviewed Assimil Dutch with Ease, lessons 8-10, and did a first pass over lesson 11.

Arabic

I went back in my Arabic alphabet book and reviewed baa, taa, thaa, and nuun, just to make sure they didn’t slip from my memory. I also tried to download an Arabic script deck in Anki, but it’s not displaying right. I assume it’s because I’ll need to install custom Arabic fonts on my computer (Windows XP). If anyone has any experience with this, please let me know in the comments.

I also received a copy of Hans Wehr’s Arabic-English Dictionary via OhioLINK at the university, and was surprised to find that short vowels aren’t marked in it. A transliteration for every word is provided, so you can work out the vowels that way, but I figured short vowels would be written in, considering it is, as far as I can tell, geared towards learners of Arabic.

German

I added some more cards to Anki, as well as reviewed all of the cards that were due. I also listened to a few episodes of ZeitZeichen, a wonderful daily podcast for those who love history.

Russian

All I did was Anki cards, as I’m still playing catch up; I had a Russian deck with around 500 cards that I let sit for quite a while, so I had a very large backlog of cards to get through. I’m down to around 30 now.

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