Lot of good stuff based off comics/novels recently, i would recommend the walking dead, Preacher, American gods (only one season so far), Lucifer (now cancelled after 3 seasons which is a tad annoying), and of course Game of thrones. Keep your eye out later in the year for Good Omens.
Stargate has almost 20 series over sg1, Atlantis, and universe, with a few movies to go with them.
Yes it does feel right. I think that has something to do with natural lingual mimicry when you like a language.
This is a very common reason, especially among college or university students studying abroad, they tend to adopt the local accent as they talk within their peer groups. This also affects some people to such a degree subconsciously they start to use another persons speech pattern in normal conversations, it's usually called phonetic accommodation, but there are several names for it.
how about when you're talking in a foreign language and you encounter an English word? Or a foreign word from yet another languages?
I think most of them stick out if they aren't pronounced properly, I had a friend talking about a "coop" they had been learning about which confused me until I found out they were talking about a coup d'etat.
I haven't really heard English words in foreign languages unless they're brand names, which sound out of place to me
Not really a bug, more cosmetic, but at the end of the box in a post it should close the quotation marks.
I used to think this too, but now I'm not sure what I'd like it to change to. We're sort of going with that single quote symbol, and the box the entire width of the screen. It might look strange with the quote at the end of that big empty box.
I can give you some very basic French, I haven't used it properly in years though, but if you wanted to know "oú es les chien?" I could tell you "les chiens sont sous la table" but I couldn't tell you how to conjugate or anything useful
LOL, well I didn't have a choice of the language. Besides, the only foreign languages that were being taught in high school were French and Spanish but they were just like "Hey, you're advanced and as such you'll be doing two foreign languages. Have fun!"
Anyone in top set French basically got told "you now have to learn German too, in half the time because languages only count as one subject" it was a bit frustrating
Mainly music on the alternative side, rock and metal are great, but the older bands are usually more my taste, I like ska and punk bands too. My favourite though are generally bands I find interesting, ones which cross genres or add an element of comedy to their songs
You should see if you can find episodes of most haunted https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0362355/ for a lot of the series' it's about Derek Acorah who gets possessed by scouse ghosts almost on a weekly basis, until they have to replace him because on his tours he uses actors and shills to pretend he can talk with the dead (he made mistakes like using the exact same script for all his shows)
Heh, I haven't used it in years, I could tell you how to ask basic questions, the weather, and stuff like that, but I would probably point at Aaron https://languagetools.io/profile/131 if you wanted to learn more useful things
I converted to kindle a few years back, you can get e-readers apps on your phone now too. But I read sci-fi and fantasy mainly, I would reccomend Terry Pratchett as they're pretty mainstream fantasy or Tom Holt for a bit more surreal writing.
Not certain if this will work well for people learning English as a language, but i used to work as a training manager for a customer service company, when people had issues with being heard clearly over the phones i would get them to practice over enunciating syllables in a mirror and get them to watch themselves.
I was trying to find an image to go with this, but then i found an even better explanation - https://www.wikihow.com/Enunciate
Don't know exactly, but it appears to be something to do with the position of the cursor too, when deleting a word the cursor seems to jumjumpjumjump and when the word is typed and space bar is pressed it will duplicate the
Hi, thought I should put a little something on here as I haven't done so yet.
Hi, I'm Greg, native English but I have a smattering of French and German. I'm currently trying to learn Spanish.
I learn mainly by repetition and lots of corrections, practicing the words that I know by trying to put them together in sentences and working on the actual grammar separately.
I have an interest in words themselves as we adopt them from other languages and adapt them for our own purpose, but even words that change over time e.g. terrifiterrific has the same root as terrifying, but mean the opposite in modern usage.
I learned basic French and German in schschool so can get by with shop requests and directions, my reading is much better than my speaking though as contextual clues are much easier to pick up on.
I'm currently trying to learn Spanish but mainly speak like a baby and find it quite a bit harder as a lot has very different root, also it doesn't help when I'm trying to think of something in Spanish but my brain only provides French words because they sound like they should fit.
Many English words have their roots from other tongues, or are even directly taken and used, below are a few examples sorted by language of origin, there are thousands of words taken, but i will give you a handful to start;
The most common language for English to be adapted from is french, this is partially due to french being the language of the nobles in England around the 11th century and continued for around 400 years. Most are very similar in spelling if not pronunciation.
A few examples;
Etiquette (from the french for "little cards") was taken from Versailles where 'little cards' were used by courtiers to keep record of the rules they needed to follow while in court.
Coupons (literally "piece cut off")
Faux-Pas (false step)
To queue (from the french for "tail") is a very common English past-time
Parachute (almost exactly "protection against a fall")
Sabotage (comes from the french "sabot" which was a french shoe)
Maneuver (literally "to operate with the hand")
Another main language that helped form English as a whole was Proto-Germanic, the precursor to more modern German as olden English comes from a Germanic root;
Delikatessen (proper name for a deli)
Fest (feast, celebration, party)
Kaput (not working, broken)
Wanderlust (pleasure, desire, wanting)
Nosh (small amount of food, or to eat a small amount of food)
As i said, these are just a few words from 2 of the closest languages to English, but on the whole we take words from dozens of other languages including, but not limited to, Latin, French, German, Greek, Dutch, Norse, and Arabic
A little bonus- "Dog"
We aren't certain where this form comes from originally as we have the Latin derivative in our language (canine) and the German (hound) too, as far as people can tell it appeared in middle English as "Docga"
I generally try to learn the basics of any country i visit, the hellos and goodbyes, please and thank you, numbers, and useful phrases.
The parts i love the most in learning anything new is finding the shared heritage of a language itself, within English we have a lot of Greek, Latin, Germanic, and Scandinavian roots, which i find help with a lot of other European languages, for example Latin is the base of all the romantic languages, so having a basic knowledge of it will help when learning dozens of others
Just thought i would recommend a basic language tool available as a learn through play style:
I use Influent which is a decent source of everyday home related vocabulary, it won't help you much with conversational language, but it has a multitude of language packs which you can get usually starting on sale at £4.99 through steam or as a multipack of all languages currently