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 Devanagari used in Public Transport Tickets at Mumbai Origins Devanagari is part of the Brahmic family of scripts of India, Nepal, Tibet, and South-East Asia. It is a descendant of the Gupta script, along with Siddham and Sharada. Eastern variants of Gupta called nāgarī are first attested from the 7th century CE; from c. 1200 CE these gradually replaced Siddham, which survived as a vehicle for Tantric Buddhism in East Asia, and Sharada, which remained in parallel use in Kashmir. An early version of Devanagari is visible in the Kutila inscription of Bareilly dated to Vikram Samvat 1049 (i.e. 992 CE), which demonstrates the emergence of the horizontal bar to group letters belonging to a word. Sanskrit nāgarī is the feminine of nāgara "relating or belonging to a town or city".
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I Learned to Speak Four Languages in a Few Years: Here's How Once you master one foreign language (in my case my native language is English, but I'm fluent in German as well), try to learn another foreign language through that first one. For example, I'm currently studying at a German university, and I'm taking a beginner Russian course. Because I'm at a German university, the course is obviously taught in German, and it's a really interesting and helpful experience. You've already gotten pretty good at the foreign language in itself by this point, but learning another language from that first foreign language really helps to polish off your language skills. I'm sure it's also a good workout for your brain trying to deal with 2 (or more) foreign languages simultaneously. Also I can't help but reiterate some of the other advice given here in the comments: nothing can replace extended immersion in a country in which the target language is spoken.
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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