<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /> <title>Note: Status Reports - Status: Languages (2018 - June) (Theo Todman's Web Page)</title> </head><body> <a name="Top"></a> <h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Notes Pages</h1><hr><h2>Status Reports</h2><h3>Status: Languages (2018 - June)</h3><p class = "Centered">(Work In Progress: output at 11/08/2018 10:24:10)<br><br>(For earlier versions of this Note, <a href="#TableOfPreviousVersions">see the table at the end</a>)</p><hr> <P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><center><b>The text of this report  apart from some statistics  hasn t been changed since end September 2017 as this project is in abeyance. This report is generated automatically. </b></center><BR><BR><B><U>Rationale for this Project</B></U><ul type="disc"><li>I don t claim to have any linguistic ability, and am usually too shy to utter anything in public in a language other than English  partly because of an obsession with accuracy, but also because of a lack of interest in the use of language for basic communication, leading to a lack of command of everyday speech. </li><li>I m interested in how languages function, and in particular how languages in related or unrelated groups compare as far as their grammar and vocabulary are concerned. </li><li>I m also interested in nativist theses about the innate hard-wiring of human brains for the acquisition of natural languages at critical phases of psychological development (see my BA Philosophy dissertation  <a name="1"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_11/Notes_1180.htm">Poverty of Stimulus Arguments for Innate Grammar</A><SUP>1</SUP> ). </li><li>Anyway, at various times of my life I have made forays into various languages by formal or informal study. </li><li>This used to involve listening on my iPod while walking to and from the station, when exercising down the gym, or in the car to and from music lessons. Now these opportunities have mostly gone. I do have the opportunity when walking Henry the dog, but prefer to let my mind wander. </li><li>Another problem is that, while initially progress seems rapid, after a while repeated listening to a very limited conversational CD doesn t lead to any further progress in vocabulary and grammatical understanding  for this, reading and careful study is required. </li><li>However, Classical Greek, Hebrew and maybe Syriac, Arabic and Latin should be of use in my theological studies, and Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish and (potentially) Thai are important with family-members as native speakers.</li><li>This project has varied in priority over recent years, but is now almost completely moth-balled. This is to provide focus for my major projects, but also reflects the fact that time spent on occasional forays into language-learning is effectively wasted. </li></ul><BR><!-- FUNCTOR_ID=08 --> <B><U>Summary of Progress during 17Q4 - 18Q3</B></U><ol type="1"><li>I have spent 32 hours YTD on this Project, or related work, where for "YTD" - Year to Date - I mean the (academic) year that commenced in October 2017). That's 123% of the planned effort. Overall, 2% of my Project effort YTD has been directed towards this project.<!-- FUNCTOR_END --></li><li><b><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_795_2">YTD Activity</A></U><SUB>2</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_795_2"></A></b> <BR><!-- FUNCTOR_ID=12 --> <b><u>Languages</u></b> (Total Hours = 31.75)<ol type="I"><li><b>Languages - Admin</b> (Total Hours = 3)<ul type="disc"><li>17Q3 Status Reports (1.25 hours)</li><li>18Q2 Status Reports (0.5 hours)</li><li>Sort iPod (1.25 hours)<br>&rarr; See <a name="4"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_15/PaperSummary_15407.htm">Admin - Languages - Admin</A>"</li></ul></li><li><b>Languages - Italian</b> (Total Hours = 13.75)<ul type="disc"><li><a name="5"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_19/Abstract_19930.htm">Duolingo - Duolingo Italian</A>" (0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="11"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_02/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_2672.htm">Freeth (Mariolina) & Checketts (Giuliana) - Contatti 1: A First Course in Italian</A>" (5.25 hours)</li><li><a name="12"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_03/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_3594.htm">Goodrich (Phillippa) - 'BBC' Italian Phrase Book and Dictionary</A>" (0.75 hours)</li><li>Languages - Italian - Investigate 'Nextdoor' Italian conversation group (0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="13"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_03/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_3592.htm">Lonely Planet - Italian (Lonely Planet Fast Talk)</A>" (3.75 hours)</li><li><a name="14"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_03/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_3678.htm">Wilkes (Angela) & Shackell (John) - Italian for Beginners</A>" (3.5 hours)</li></ul></li><li><b>Languages - Thai</b> (Total Hours = 14)<ul type="disc"><li><a name="15"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6431.htm">Becker (Benjawan Poomsan) - Thai for Beginners</A>" (3.25 hours)</li><li><a name="6"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20576.htm">thailanguagewiki - Thai Language Wiki</A>" (4.25 hours)</li><li><a name="7"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23414.htm">Wikipedia - Thai Alphabet</A>" (2.25 hours)</li><li><a name="8"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23413.htm">Wikipedia - Thai Language</A>" (4.25 hours)</li></ul></li><li><b>Languages - Turkish</b> (Total Hour = 1)<ul type="disc"><li><a name="16"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_02/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_2851.htm">Celen-Pollard (Asuman) & Pollard (David) - Turkish (Teach Yourself Complete Courses)</A>" (0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="9"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23094.htm">Duolingo - Duolingo Turkish</A>" (0.5 hours)</li></ul></ol><br><!-- FUNCTOR_END --></li><li>Progress (if any) in the last quarter can be obtained from the relevant section of my <a name="2"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_9/Notes_975.htm">Summary Task List</A><SUP>3</SUP>. </li></ol><BR><B><U>Plans for the Near Future</B></U>: <!-- FUNCTOR_ID=09 --> <ol type="I"><li><b>Thai</b>: Preparatory to Nat's emigration to Thailand. Materials from <A HREF="../../BookCatalogCategorised_10_203_937.htm" TARGET = "_top">Categorised List</A>, in particular:-<BR>&rarr; <a name="17"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6430.htm">Lonely Planet - Lonely Planet Thai Phrasebook & Dictionary</A>",<BR>&rarr; <a name="18"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6431.htm">Becker (Benjawan Poomsan) - Thai for Beginners</A>", and<BR>&rarr; <a name="10"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20576.htm">thailanguagewiki - Thai Language Wiki</A>". </li></ol><!-- FUNCTOR_END --><BR><B><U>Materials for Use</B></U> <BR><BR>These can be followed up <a name="3"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_8/Notes_850.htm">here</A><SUP>4</SUP>.</P> <FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><BR><HR><h3 class = "Left">In-Page Footnotes:</h3><a name="On-Page_Link_795_2"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_795_2"><B>Footnote 2</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>As this project is substantially inactive, I don t update the text between quarters other than at the end of the academic year. </li><li>Hence, the YTD Activity is to make this task easier, and to give a clearer idea of what  if anything  has been going on in the interim. </li></ul></center><br> <br><hr><h3 class = "Left">Printable Version:</h3> <UL><li>Follow (<A Href="Notes_Print/NotesPrint_795_0_P.htm" TARGET = "_top">this link</A>) for level 0.</li></UL> <a name="TableOfPreviousVersions"></a><BR><HR><h3 class= "Left">Table of the Previous 12 Versions of this Note: (of 47)</h3> <TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=700> <TR><TD WIDTH="20%" class = "BridgeCenter"><strong>Date</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="10%" class = "BridgeRight"><strong>Length</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="70%" class = "BridgeLeft"><strong>Title</strong></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">09/10/2017 23:25:26</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3987</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_795_43017976.htm">Status: Languages (2017 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">14/10/2016 22:14:53</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3843</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_795_42657927.htm">Status: Languages (2016 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">07/10/2015 00:27:22</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3164</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_795_42284019.htm">Status: Languages (2015 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">07/10/2014 17:39:50</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3157</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_795_41919736.htm">Status: Languages (2014 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">04/04/2014 19:03:22</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3836</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_795_41733794.htm">Status: Languages (2014 - March)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">14/01/2014 17:57:07</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3333</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_795_41653748.htm">Status: Languages (2013 - December)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">16/10/2013 20:08:10</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3129</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_795_41563839.htm">Status: Languages (2013 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">28/10/2012 10:24:58</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">4290</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_795_41210434.htm">Status: Languages (2012 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">26/08/2012 20:29:46</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">4588</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_795_41147854.htm">Status: Languages (2012 - June)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">17/04/2012 13:17:46</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">5412</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_795_41016554.htm">Status: Languages (2012 - March)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">12/01/2012 16:35:02</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">5294</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_795_40920691.htm">Status: Languages (2011 - December)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">18/10/2011 19:10:34</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">5458</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_795_40834799.htm">Status: Languages (2011 - September)</A></TD></TR> </TABLE> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950><TR> <TH WIDTH="25%">Note last updated</TH> <TH WIDTH="50%">Reference for this Topic</TH> <TH WIDTH="25%">Parent Topic</TH></TR> <TR><TD WIDTH="25%">11/08/2018 10:24:12</TD> <TD WIDTH="50%">795 (Status: Languages (2018 - June))</TD> <TD WIDTH="25%"><A href ="../../Notes/Notes_5/Notes_512.htm">Status: Summary (2018 - June)</A></TD></TR> </TABLE></center> <hr><h3>Summary of Note Links from this Page</h3> <CENTER> <TABLE Class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR> <td bgcolor="#b3ffb3" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_8/Notes_850.htm"><span title="High Quality">Languages - Materials for Use</span></A></TD> <td bgcolor="#00ff00" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1180.htm"><span title="High Quality - 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