Tallon wrote:Hoofs_N_Horns wrote:Niah wrote:I might fool around with DuoLingo with another language. The trouble I have is that I go all in and I'm a perfectionist, so if I start missing days it'll bug me to no end.
Late reply but... oh man I'm still pissed about breaking my 200+ day streak
I basically stopped practicing for a few weeks when that happened lol. I'm getting back into a groove now. Except Russian. For some reason, Russian is just so much harder to motivate myself to learn.
It's a neat little program. I'm on 411 days straight right now (okay, I had to use a streak freeze once because I was camping), but I'm at a solid 62% fluent according to the program, and doing the lessons really helps distract me from stressful night work. It's routine-- I do my lessons every night right after 12:00 when the program refreshes.
Have you tried TinyCards? It's another Duolingo program, just flash card supplement. I was learning Japanese Hiragana for a while, but my brain just does not jive with such different alphabets. I'll get back to it someday, I swear.
Different writing systems come fairly easy to me as long as I'm using them regularly. I did two years of Ancient Greek, and reading it was the best bit. Since I started with Latin, I had harder time with the noun cases and verb conjugations since Greek has some extra ones and my brain wasn't in the mood at the time to learn them, lol. That and our textbook was completely crap (agreed on by everyone who took Ancient Greek). My katakana is rusty, but my hiragana is still strong even with not having properly studied in a few years. I still remember most of the kanji I learned in school as well. Those flashcards might work for vocabulary for me, but I do better writing it down by hand repeatedly.