Saturday, March 05, 2016
Steve Kaufman discusses using the Teach Yourself books for people starting a new language. I find the Teach Yourself Russian book helpful, and like Kaufman I've gone over the materials repeatedly.
How to Make Money on Fiverr - How I Make $4000 a Month
A video trying to sell a how-to book about Fiverr.
Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child ft. John Martin
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Russian Numbers - Russian Lessons - Counting 1 to 100 in Russian. This video goes through every single number in about five minutes. I find myself stumbling over Russian numbers from time to time. I don't remember how long it took until I stopped stumbling over Spanish numbers. I watch some of these simple videos because I'm not afraid of a little repetition.
"A quick video about Melania Trump's languages (based on online sources)*
and why I find it impressive when polyglots are able to master
languages that have different roots." Donald Trump's wife speaks 6 languages from different branches on the language tree. I didn't know anything about her until recently. This guy won't make a political statement. He's interested in languages. But, it has occurred to me that most of her haters, on both sides of the political spectrum, probably can't speak a second language.
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Vocabulary words about airports and air travel in both Spanish and Russian. No English in this video. Air travel vocabulary in Spanish and Russian.
Monday, February 29, 2016
Sunday, February 28, 2016
This lady has a handful of useful videos about pronunciation of the Russian language for learners. The most important feature of a "good" Russian accent is the correct pronunciation of soft consonants. There
are 20 consonants in Russian, 15 of which are paired. It means they
occur in pairs of hard and soft versions. A soft consonant is pronounced
the same way as its hard counterpart.
IBM Watson is a cognitive system that's ushering in the new era of
cognitive business. Recently, a group of battered science fiction bots
spoke about their yen to take over the world and their dislike for
working with humans. Unlike them, Watson works with humans to outthink
competitors, challenges, limits. A funny TV commercial with Carrie Fischer.
Russian Lessons with Olga - Lesson 15: Russian Special Letters "Ь" and "Ъ" - The
soft sign is a special Russian letter that has no sound. However it
affects the sound of the consonant before it. It softens it.
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