Eastern Cree syllabics are a variant of Canadian Aboriginal syllabics used to write all the Cree dialects from Moosonee , Ontario to Kawawachikamach on the Quebec – Labrador border in Canada that use syllabics. Cree syllabics uses different glyphs to indicate consonants, and changes the orientation of these glyphs to indicate the vowel that follows it. The basic principles of Canadian syllabic writing are outlined in the article for Canadian Aboriginal syllabics . In this article, Cree words and sounds will transcribed using the Standard Roman Orthography . Eastern Cree syllabics
Western Cree syllabics are a variant of Canadian Aboriginal syllabics used to write Plains Cree , Woods Cree and the western dialects of Swampy Cree . It is used for all Cree dialects west of approximately the Manitoba – Ontario border in Canada , as opposed to Eastern Cree syllabics . It is also occasionally used by a few Cree speakers in the United States. Cree syllabics uses different glyphs to indicate consonants, and changes the orientation of these glyphs to indicate the vowel that follows it. The basic principles of Canadian syllabic writing are outlined in the article for Canadian Aboriginal syllabics . Western Cree syllabics
Devanagari Devnagari used in Public Transport Tickets at Mumbai Devanagari ( pron.: / ˌ d eɪ v ə ˈ n ɑː ɡ ər iː / ; Hindustani: [d̪eːʋˈnaːɡri] ; देवनागरी devanāgarī — a compound of " deva " [ देव ] and " nāgarī " [ नागरी ]), also called Nagari ( Nāgarī , नागरी , the name of its parent writing system), is an abugida alphabet of India and Nepal . It is written from left to right, does not have distinct letter cases, and is recognizable (along with most other North Indic scripts, with few exceptions like Gujarati and Oriya ) by a horizontal line that runs along the top of full letters. Devanagari is the main script used to write Standard Hindi , Marathi , and Nepali . Since the 19th century, it has been the most commonly used script for Sanskrit .
A Base Vocabulary List - Your first ~400 words I’ve culled this list from the General Service List - a frequency list for English. These are words that are frequent in English and are relatively easy to picture. Most of them will show up in the top 2000 words of your target language, and so you can save a bit of time by adding these words to your Anki deck right at the beginning. How to use this list :
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Lifehacker reader Gabriel Wyner was tasked with learning four languages in the past few years for his career as an opera singer, and in the process landed on "a pretty damn good method for language learning that you can do in limited amounts of spare time." Here's the four-step method that you can use, too (and you don't have to invest hundreds in a language course like Rosetta Stone). This is the method I've used to learn four languages (Italian, German, French and now Russian); it's the method that got me to C1 fluency in French in about 5 months, and I'm currently using it with Russian (and plan on reaching C1 equivalent fluency by September). I go in four stages. The stages will take different amounts of time for different languages and depend on how much time you have available per day, naturally.
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Fun video to share with you today… in Esperanto! Click “CC” to activate subtitles in English (as well as original Esperanto), or if you’re in China (and not using VPN software to circumnavigate the “Great Firewall of China” as I’m clearly doing to be able to use Youtube) then check it out on Youku . I made it to Xi’an , and after checking out some typical sites, thanks to a contact in the Esperanto community I got to meet Miaohui at his monastery, which is a bit outside of Xi’an along the Silk Road (China’s “Route 66″). He’s a Buddhist monk who also happens to be an active Esperanto speaker. Since I like to use my languages to share cultural insights, it only seemed right to make a video with him about the monastery and Buddhism in general. First he gives me a tour of the most important halls and statues, with appropriate historic context, and then I sit down with him to ask him some questions. Esperanto video and how useful the language can be: Interview with a Buddhist monk and tour of monastery
For years, I’ve been tinkering with using Anki to learn languages. I haven’t gotten very far, but I’ve still felt in my gut that there has to be some way to learn languages much faster than we do now. And it has to involve spaced repetition for all that vocabulary. Enter Gabriel Wyner. Learn Languages Like an Opera Singer, With Anki (And More) | Keep What You Learn