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  •  At the risk of sounding like a commercial (4+ / 0-)
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    if you are interested in getting it back, try Rosetta Stone. You might be amazed at how much you have buried just below the surface.

    •  Is that the voice of experience? (4+ / 0-)

      I didn't find RS that helpful, except as drill for comprehension.  It kept me too comfortable and unchallenged.  An actual teacher kept me miserable and learning :}  I keep thinking I should sign up with one of those web streaming agencies where a native speaker is paid a pittance to tutor me and correct my horrible mistakes, but fundage is low for a bit (and I'm a chickenshit sometimes).   But I didn't know the language, there was nothing to recover.  I ask as it would be very interesting if it worked that way.

      Oop, "chickenshit" in a sentence, the sleepy drugs are kicking in, time to go :)  Thanks for a well done TC!  It is a hella bunch of work.

      ...j'ai découvert que tout le malheur des hommes vient d'une seule chose, qui est de ne savoir pas demeurer en repos dans une chambre.

      by jessical on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 08:50:25 PM PDT

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      •  Yes, in a round about way (3+ / 0-)
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        It's a long story, but about a decade ago I decided to learn Dutch. Well, enough Dutch not to seem like a total tourist after my 4th visit. I found it fascinating. One of the most important tools in my studies was Rosetta Stone. You have to be motivated to learn, but if you are and you follow their recommendations, you will learn. I supplemented with a lot of different ideas. Children's books, on-line Dutch television, etc. But yes, Rosetta Stone was key.

        •  But what I want to know is (2+ / 0-)
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          did the Iowa farm boy manage to seduce the Italian supermodel?  I've been waiting for the answer to that one for years.

          -5.13,-5.64; If you gave [Jerry Falwell] an enema, you could bury him in a matchbox. -- Christopher Hitchens

          by gizmo59 on Thu Oct 25, 2012 at 04:31:45 AM PDT

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