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Author Topic: Pen pals  (Read 5616 times)

Oshord

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Pen pals
« on: August 25, 2013, 05:29:25 PM »
I've been learning OE off and on for a few years. I find now that I prefer taking a well known phrase or piece of text and trying to translate that rather than working through courses lesson by lesson (with almost any subject put me in a formal learning sitting and I lose interest, allow me to go off by myself and I don't).


While playing around with translation the other day I thought back to school French and how we had pen pals. I wondered if the same could work for those learning OE - simply writing to someone about your day/week etc but in OE - and if anyone fancied having a go?

David

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Re: Pen pals
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2013, 06:35:38 PM »
 
Some people have posted a diary entry for a day when it is especially interesting. You could do the same. I write up an entry everyday on my computer. Unfortunately they are very short, repetitive and boring: not suitable for posting here. I do a lot of copy and paste.

Oshord

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Re: Pen pals
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2013, 10:48:04 AM »
I do something like that on twitter (@oshord) where I post things in OE but feel it misses something since no one actually follows me!

Steve

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Re: Pen pals
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2013, 05:55:50 PM »
Oshord, you now have someone following you!

Oshord

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Re: Pen pals
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2013, 06:49:04 PM »
I had better say something interesting then!

Steve

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Re: Pen pals
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2013, 09:32:49 AM »
I am looking forward to your tweets.  I am going to parse the sentences and enjoy learning in small chunks!

Horsa

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Re: Pen pals
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2013, 11:11:40 PM »
I believe there is a thread on here that is written in Old English.

Yes, there is. Oh, and it was started by me.

http://www.tha-engliscan-gesithas.org.uk/gegaderung/index.php?topic=861.0