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Beginner's Guide To Turkish Vowel Harmony
In the simplest of terms, Turkish vowel harmony allows you to leave your mouth in a certain position for an entire word, rather than forcing you to reshape your mouth with every syllable.
How To Use Hürriyet To Learn Turkish Vocabulary
Today I'll share how I use Hürriyet's photo gallery to study Turkish vocabulary.
'It Wasn't Meant To Be' Is A Bullshit Excuse
It wasn't meant to be. So what? That's no reason not to do it. And it certainly doesn't excuse anyone giving up.
How To Learn Multiple Languages Without Mixing Them Up
One topic that seems to come up often in conversations I have with language-learners is the subject of mixing up languages in your head.
Parkinson's Law And Language Learning: Avoid It With Daily Tasks
When learning a language, the worst thing you can do is give yourself too much time. Every day that you do not have a task is an opportunity for Parkinson's Law to operate.
Defining Language Fluency: It Isn't Perfection
The word fluency literally means fluid, or flowing. It means you're able to comfortably use a language without long, painful pauses while you try to think of a word.
How To Train Your Ears For A Foreign Language
When learning a new language, I spend a lot of time and attention on training my ears - listening to the language being spoken, and then making sure that what I heard is the same as what was said.
Why Language Perfectionism May Be Depriving Others Of Joy
If I get such joy out of seeing my friends do what they love and do it well, am I depriving my own friends of that same joy when I don't give them an opportunity to see me do what I love?