Why those linguistics terms matter.

haha, i’m hearing myself in your writing… i like languages and, yes, i do tend to think like the way you outlined here… are we nerdy, or what? cheers!

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So for the first follow-up to that question, I am going to highlight why it is important to learn up on those linguistics terms if you have any intent on becoming fluent in multiple languages. If you have ever taken a book learning or classroom approach to learning a language you’ve probably noticed a bunch of linguistics terms related to the language concepts that you are learning. For this post I am going to call upon the example of French when I was learning one of the forms of the past tense called the “imparfait.”

As anyone who’s also taken French or any of the other Romance languages knows, there are a lot of different conjugation schemes that you have to learn if you want to obtain fluency in any of those languages. The first one of these that I came across was the “imparfait,” which translates to “imperfect” in…

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