750 on first try. Central and southeast Asia was my downfall. I noticed I identify languages on their intonation. Once when I had to pick between Croatian and Czech (and some other non-Slavic languages) I picked based on how little I understood. Croatian is closer to Russian than Czech.
Yeah, when it's a language hard for me to identify it's hard to guess. Plus if it's a variation of Chinese that i can easily identify, I wonder is it really Mandarin/Cantonese or is one of these things I don't know one of the other dialects.
Also I'm not getting better the more I play. In fact I haven't gotten above 500 since that first try.
I managed 500 in the second go, apparently I can do Nordic and Slavic quite ok (my native Latvian being in between the two), and the Western European ones (because of my foreign language skills and travel). But oh dear, when it comes to Indian or African languages I am completely lost!
Their Norwegian and Danish sound a little off to me. It's like they're a little too fast and their intonation is not as up and down as a scandinavian language should be. Maybe it's just a dialect I haven't heard before though.
Reviving an old thread, but...I'm procrastinating.
I got 450, then 750, then 450 again. I can recognize Portuguese, since it sounds like a cross between Spanish and French, and Haitian because of the recognizably French words. Also, Turkish, Uzbek, Ossetian, and Urdu because I could recognize Arabic words or names. Ukranian sounds like Russian to me, and I can mostly tell the difference between Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese by the sound. The rest were just guesses ...
I was bummed I didn't get any Arabic any of the times I played, though.
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Amy: Right you are Mayken!
Mar 28, 2018 1:43:20 GMT 9
Marisa: Way to go, Mayken! That's the (bilingual) spirit
Mar 29, 2018 0:55:54 GMT 9
Kristin T.: Will check out your podcast interview on my next run!
Mar 30, 2018 23:24:37 GMT 9
Mayken: My daughter brought home her ml report card (she gets a separate one from the regular report card at her bilingual school), and it's straight A's! (Better than her marks in ML on the main report card.) I'm so proud!!!
Mar 31, 2018 6:10:44 GMT 9
Amy: Gratuliere (Congratulations) Mayken!!
Mar 31, 2018 16:54:17 GMT 9
Mayken: Thank you, Amy! As a reward, we allowed her to purchase a big item from her Christmas money--a Playmobil house, with which she now plays in ml!
Apr 4, 2018 3:37:31 GMT 9
Amy: Reward all the way round . Bilingual education can be a virtuous circle
Apr 4, 2018 5:26:18 GMT 9
Nellie: What great news, Mayken!
Apr 5, 2018 4:36:26 GMT 9
Raquel: I totally missed this. Congratulations, Mayken!! You have reason to be proud
Apr 10, 2018 20:08:02 GMT 9
Mayken: Thanks everyone! Today my daughter helped a classmate finish her ml homework just before school - all in ml. (My daughter had finished hers the day before at home.)
Apr 11, 2018 3:58:56 GMT 9
Raquel: I'm so sorry to hear about your mother's passing, Adam. She sounds like an amazing woman. Sending you a big hug from Madrid.
Apr 12, 2018 18:16:38 GMT 9
Marie: I am sorry to hear about your mother Adam. Thinking of you and your family.
Apr 13, 2018 4:25:21 GMT 9
Jana: What a beautiful tribute you wrote to your mother. Sending condolences from the SF Bay Area!
Apr 14, 2018 5:34:03 GMT 9
Kristin T.: I enjoyed reading your post about your mother. Those were some amazing photos to cherish forever. I am sorry for your loss. I know it's ever the more painful having been an expat so long. Take care & be kind to yourself.
Apr 16, 2018 2:24:35 GMT 9
Nellie: I'm so sorry to read about your mother Adam. She sounds like an incredible woman. Your friends across the world are thinking of you and your family!
Apr 17, 2018 0:50:25 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Thank you, everyone, for your warm expressions of sympathy on the loss of my mother. Your friendship and support has meant a lot to me at this challenging time.
Apr 17, 2018 7:44:14 GMT 9