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fahesheh:

fahesheh:

polyglotted:

I’m like sitting here paranoid that fahesheh is gonna read that other post and be like “What the hell does this shit say” and all my hopes and dreams of being an Iranist are going to crash and burn….

You’re fine :) see i could completely understand you…

Im guessing the people who said “thats not a farsi word” are probably not have studied or went to school in iran because i can guarantee you that 99% of the dari words you wrote to me are taught in school or lectured by professors in iran bc its formal (“ketabi” as we call it) BUT of course as you know, we speak a different dialect and spell words in farsi slightly differently, you are right :)

well… one of them is Iranian, born in Iran (though I don’t know when he came to the states), has a PhD and teaches Persian where I did my MA…. and he didn’t know what the word بناً (bana’an - Dari for ‘therefore’) meant… I had to find it in a dictionary to prove to him that it was real… Otherwise it’s mostly critics on the “formality” of my language (which isn’t super formal… just…. Dari) and my pronunciation (like we still have /w/ and /q/ and vowels are a bit different)…

do you have any interest in the Abkhaz/Georgian languages, and if so do you have any resources?

Anonymous

So most of my interest in languages of the Caucasus revolves around Ossetian (and Armenian)… So, I’m definitely interested in Georgian (and I’ve studied some) but not as much in Abkhaz… I’m more interested in Ingush and Chechen… I’m also interested in some Circassian (both Adyghe and Kabardian) but more so for fun rather than research…

These are the Georgian resources that i have:

As well as a website I recommend for an introduction: http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~shorena/

I also recently received some recommendations from a friend who has studied Georgian for awhile. He said that in English, stick to the “Georgian - A Reading Grammar” by Aronson. It’s apparently much better put together than the books by Hewitt. I also recommend “Beginner’s Georgian” by Dodona Kiziria if you’re looking for something with more of a “textbook” feel (since the Aronson is a bit dry).

He also recommended some German books, if you speak German. You can find them here. As well as an Italian book on Georgian verbs (which you can find here).

I hope that helped! Let me know if you need anything else! If you want some of those resources, just let me know (but not on anon)!

ugh… here’s that scene… I’m gonna cry you guise

Are you a girl or a guy?

Anonymous

Can you not see my picture? Or any of my videos I’ve posted?

I’m a guy….

fahesheh:

polyglotted:

I’m like sitting here paranoid that fahesheh is gonna read that other post and be like “What the hell does this shit say” and all my hopes and dreams of being an Iranist are going to crash and burn….

You’re fine :) see i could completely understand you even though you were speaking somewhat of a mix of afghani farsi! Afghani farsi (dari) i feel like uses more proper words than other farsi dialect, but i can still understand it :) good transliteration too!!

Good… cuz I’ve had people before be like “what is that word? that’s not Persian” because it wasn’t Iranian dialect (either a different word or a different pronunciation)… I literally had a professor once tell me a word I wrote in an essay wasn’t real (when I had learned it in a Dari class a couple of months earlier). so… I never know… cuz then we transliteration you get stuff like “ma” and is it ما or مه (the Dari version of من)… so I always worry when I speak to someone new in Persian … probably unnecessarily so…

is it possible to become fluent in a language by not sutyding and just eating pizza and watching netflix all day? asking for a friend

Anonymous

Maybe if you’re only watching movies in Netlix in that foreign language…. I haven’t tried it though (but now I want pizza, thanks).

Have your friend perform that experiment and let me know how it works out :D

Are you still fluent in Spanish, French, and Arabic or are there now more to that list? What languages do you know?

Anonymous

No… that’s still sorta it. I accidently spent a year away from Modern Persian and was working on Armenian and Middle Persian (and other self-study languages like Ossetian and things)…

So the about me is still more or less correct…

Zionions on opinism?

Anonymous

*wishes he had photoshop to he could paint an onion to look like an israeli flag”

Opinions on Zionism?

Anonymous

Not something I’m answering to an anon… This is a language blog, not a politics blog… (Made that mistake before - not doing it again)

how many foreign language words do you know? can you tell me them

Anonymous

Um… I’m not sure if I understand the question…

How many words? I’m gonna say… “A lot” considering the vocabulary that you need for each language…

And for me to tell you each one… that could take awhile…