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.
Adam Beck: I have a new book coming out (more on this soon!) and, to celebrate, on Saturday afternoon we went bowling...and my 10-year-old son ended up *sobbing* because he was rolling gutter balls. (Note to self: No more celebrations that involve bowling balls.)
Feb 4, 2018 5:46:30 GMT 9
Marisa: Bowling is a scary experience, Adam! I was "traumatized" the first time I tried, and it took several years to give it a second try
Feb 5, 2018 1:38:07 GMT 9
Mayken: 7yo went to see a one-woman-play (fairy tale) with her ml class and 3 other ml classes (years above and below her) - a play with participation by the spectators. It was so nice to see those 50+ kids all chat and interact in our ml!
Feb 6, 2018 6:34:09 GMT 9
Amy: Just received your novel Adam, just in time for the weekend! I already read 3 chapters and am loving the style! Congrats!
Feb 10, 2018 6:25:05 GMT 9
Adam Beck: That's so nice to hear, Amy! I look forward to more impressions as you continue reading!
Feb 10, 2018 10:46:14 GMT 9
Mayken: After writing a letter in the ML to her new friend for whom it is the ml, my daughter is now on the phone with her friend from ml country. (And hiding in her room with my phone. No more phone cords to hold her back.)
Feb 11, 2018 23:13:29 GMT 9
Nellie: Book ordered Adam!
Feb 15, 2018 6:20:36 GMT 9
Nellie: Mayken - so cute! The terrible teens are approaching!
Feb 15, 2018 6:21:21 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Nellie, thank you! I hope you enjoy it and I look forward to your impressions!
Feb 15, 2018 6:34:04 GMT 9
Wojtek: I found sample Eiken tests on grade 5 and 4 (There was Adam's article) and did the first part with my daughter (20 questions). On Grade 5 she did 16 of 20 correctly and on grade 4: 12 of 20. Not so bad though. She failed those where grammar was included.
Feb 15, 2018 20:43:25 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Wojtek, your daughter is still very young so I would say those are really positive results! Your efforts are clearly producing a lot of progress. Good for you, and good for your daughter!
Feb 16, 2018 7:52:23 GMT 9
Undraa: A big congrats from my end to you for your new book Adam!
Feb 16, 2018 16:50:56 GMT 9
Wojtek: Big thanks, Adam. Those tests on grade 5 are so basic but anyway they prove that my girl understands them and knows the answers. That was quite interesting experience.
Feb 16, 2018 16:54:32 GMT 9
Wojtek: Congratulations on your book, Adam! I read the beginning on Amazon and as always I have the impression you took several pages from the dictionary with a range of sophisticated words and just put them in. That's why the book will be very valuable for me.
Feb 16, 2018 17:01:19 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Wojtek, thanks! Even if you're unfamiliar with some of the vocabulary, I think the lively story will carry you through the book. I hope you enjoy it, and also find it useful for your English!
Feb 16, 2018 18:43:12 GMT 9
Dani: Hi everyone, It has been a while... Congrats on your new book Adam! Would love to get a copy too.
Feb 17, 2018 8:30:36 GMT 9