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« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2009 07:08:17 AM »

I only know a handful of Dutch words - mostly the ones that also appear in Indonesian.

Which, by the way, is related to Maori - - although the similarities betwen Indonesian and Maori are a little hard to see now.



Does anyone have suggestions for preferred size of swap, preferred start/end dates, preferred length of crafting time??
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« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2009 08:47:03 AM »

I know Malay (which is similar to Indonesian language) and some Chinese! Anyone know Korean?
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« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2009 02:29:13 PM »

How about a medium sized swap or a total of two points?

We can make things like flashcards, memory games, a tshirt...etc.
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« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2009 02:41:35 PM »

I'm taking an adult Hebrew class - it took us over a year to learn the Aleph Bet and we're still just sounding out words rather than reading... It would be great to work on some of it with a different person, different font etc.
I had 5 years of German about 15 years ago. The only other thing I can offer is English...

My son has been learning French at a Waldorf school, he's 13 and is a highly creative artist in his own right... and he's been dying to have his own craftster account just about forever.

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« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2009 04:43:02 PM »

And to add more....

We probably shouldn't aim to 'teach' a language - it might be open to more people if it's more of a 'learn some words' style swap (depending on skill levels, y'know.) It's a lot easier to think of sharing some words in your pet language, rather than becoming a 'teacher'.

Projects could include... ATC cards with words, flash cards, magnets to practice sentence construction, ruled line journals with how-tos for doing different scripts, cute little tonguetwisters embroidered onto bags or skirts or something etc etc etc.

I think it's more fun just to introduce elements of what makes a language fun... etc.. get what I mean? I'd rather share the Javanese nursery rhyme my Mama taught me, instead of trying to come up with a crafty way of explaining that Javanese is a agglutinative Indo-European language with 4 different levels of respect built into the vocab and grammar...

'sides - I don't know what sort of demand there'd be out there for Indonesian... malang deh - bahasanya sangat menarik, dan gue suka skali ngobrol dan nyanyinya.

ooooh!  great idea suggestions, and I'm fascinated with
your command of Indonesian....we have recently had several families move to our town, and I must admit that when they first came, I wasn't even sure what language was spoken in that country!
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« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2009 04:44:36 PM »

I know Malay (which is similar to Indonesian language) and some Chinese! Anyone know Korean?

am currently studying Korean on Rosetta Stone, but it's
going r-e-a-l-l-y slowly for me!
Guess my brain is not quite as adaptable as it was when I
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« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2009 10:59:38 PM »

And to add more....

We probably shouldn't aim to 'teach' a language - it might be open to more people if it's more of a 'learn some words' style swap (depending on skill levels, y'know.) It's a lot easier to think of sharing some words in your pet language, rather than becoming a 'teacher'.

Projects could include... ATC cards with words, flash cards, magnets to practice sentence construction, ruled line journals with how-tos for doing different scripts, cute little tonguetwisters embroidered onto bags or skirts or something etc etc etc.

I think it's more fun just to introduce elements of what makes a language fun... etc.. get what I mean? I'd rather share the Javanese nursery rhyme my Mama taught me, instead of trying to come up with a crafty way of explaining that Javanese is a agglutinative Indo-European language with 4 different levels of respect built into the vocab and grammar...

'sides - I don't know what sort of demand there'd be out there for Indonesian... malang deh - bahasanya sangat menarik, dan gue suka skali ngobrol dan nyanyinya.

ooooh!  great idea suggestions, and I'm fascinated with
your command of Indonesian....we have recently had several families move to our town, and I must admit that when they first came, I wasn't even sure what language was spoken in that country!

Who knows what they might speak - there's over 700 languages in Indonesia, and Indonesian is often people's second language.

I'll try and have a swap up and going by the end of the week - is that cool??
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« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2009 12:47:03 AM »

The end of this week or next week if that's what you mean is fantastic.
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« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2009 02:28:49 AM »

This sounds like fun. I speak English (obviously) and also am fairly proficient in Spanish. I would LOVE help learning German, or, if there are any fluent Spanish speakers, some more "advanced" help would be great.

Would this wind up being the type of swap where the person you are crafting for is not necessarily the person crafting for you?
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« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2009 03:16:38 AM »

Ya know that's a good idea since matching people will be difficult me thinks.
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