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The Lollygagging Podcast with Rick and Dave - language learning for intermediate and advanced learners covering topics of interest for polyglots and language-learners.

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Random Questions We Ask Each Other

Dave and Rick pick each other’s brains regarding the polyglotosity (yes, that’s a real word, maybe…?) of London and other parts of the world, meetups and silent periods, and something called “daving,” which is most likely illegal, or at least immoral. Download the flipping audio already Show notes 00:47 Rehashing episode 11 01:46 Rick’s take on the multilingual beauty that is London 11:30 The concept of “daving” 14:02 Dave’s take on making time for LR and Polish 20:09 Languages Dave encounters on the east cost of the USA 21:31 The concept of meet ups 23:54 The concept of a silent period (something Dave can’t comprehend) 28:34 Rick hates HP and thus hates all children And links to some things we talked about: Endangered Language Alliance–posterofNYC Polyglot Gathering Language Learners Forum Assimil Books Kauderweslch Books Nemo Language Apps Clozemaster Meetup.com

32 MINSEP 28
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Random Questions We Ask Each Other

Post-Gathering Motivation (Part II--Dave's Amazing Plan (Because Dave's Amazing!)

Upon returning from the well-beloved Polyglot Gathering, Rick and Dave discuss what they want to accomplish for the next year. In this episode, Dave says so much by saying so little. Or is it the other way around? Either way, it’s going to be the best podcast you’ve ever heard because it’s Dave. Say it with me: It’s DAVE! Now with 10% more Daveness. Yes, that really is a word…. Download the Audio Show notes 01:00 Rick asks Dave a probing question 01:07 Dave gives a probing answer, leaving you feeling probed And links to some things we talked about: Polyglot Gathering Language Learners’ Forum Fluent Forever on Amazon

26 MINAUG 17
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Post-Gathering Motivation (Part II--Dave's Amazing Plan (Because Dave's Amazing!)

Post-Gathering Motivation (Part I--Rick's crazy scheme!)

Upon returning from the well-beloved Polyglot Gathering, Rick and Dave discuss what they want to accomplish for the next year. In this episode, Rick talks about a new (to him) concept that he hopes will “melt and rewire” his brain and make him a superhuman Italian-speaking dynamo. If only he could stop spending so much time working on his English. Download the Audio Show Notes 00:56 Rick mentions our companion video 02:00 Rick’s #1 takeaway from the Polyglot Gathering 02:28 Rick’s scheme to improve Italian 03:52 Rick recaps his challenge last year (language exchanges) 04:49 Let’s talk (more) about Rick 04:59 Rick’s English need work 05:10 The LR Concept 05:46 Seriously, why is Rick learning English? 11:13 ??? 12:07 Rick’s initial assessment 19:35 Can anyone benefit from this? 31:27 Sneak peek at the next episode And links to some things we talked about: Our post-Gathering video The LR Method Assimil Books Audible and Audible Italy Librivox Project Gutenberg The Language Learn...

32 MINJUL 18
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Post-Gathering Motivation (Part I--Rick's crazy scheme!)

Expanding Your Vocabulary

Rick and Dave discuss ways to acquire subject-specific vocabulary and to expand your vocabulary with subtle shades of meaning. Use technology to find words specific to a specific field or use a an old-fashioned book. Learn how to say “infinitesimal,” preferably correctly. Download The Audio Show Notes 01:07 How can I increase my vocabulary/acquire subject-specific vocabulary? 01:39 Subject-specific vocabulary 03:43 Technical stuff (“antconc”) 07:44 Subs2SRS 10:11 Subject-specific books are out there 11:20 Thesauri for adding shade of meaning 12:55 How not to pronounce “infinitesimal” 16:31 Mix it up! 19:32 Another way not to pronounce “infinitesimal” 19:43 Word games (such as crossword puzzles) And links to some things we talked about: antconc Rick’s 5 part tutorial on creating Subs2SRS Anki Decks Rick Dearman’s personal YouTube channel Basic Fantasy (Free and Legal D&D Books) Dave’s recommendation for a German thesaurus

23 MINFEB 16
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Expanding Your Vocabulary

Questions, Part II: This Time, It's Personal!

Rick and Dave answer questions about flow, conversational fluency, materials in the target language, and Harry Potter. Listen as Rick takes the lead and discusses how he shares his techniques on pushing the intermediate-language-learning envelope, taking the listener on a thrill ride of techniques and tips until finally the listener is out of breath. Which begs the question: there’s only one listener? Download The Audio Show Notes 01:20 Question 1a: How can I improve my conversational flow? and Question 1b: How do I improve forming complete sentences? 08:49 Question 2: How do I maximize using native/target language media? 21:12 Question 3: How do I find books at my level in my target language? 28:13 Question 4: How can I think in a language? And links to some things we talked about: A sad obituary but nice article about Boris Shekhtman Boris Shekhtman’s book on language learning Harry Potter Translations Rick’s presentation at the Polyglot Gathering discussing demoralization and ...

37 MINJAN 26
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Questions, Part II: This Time, It's Personal!

Sound Advice (Accents and Pronunciation)

How do you acquire a decent accent? What do those weird symbols in transcriptions and fancy books mean? What does our mouth need to do in order to sound like an authentic Mongolian speaker, and will it get us arrested or admired? Heck if we know, but we talk like we do. Now with 20% more incoherent rambling! Download The Audio Show Notes Here are the highlights to save you from pain and anguish: 01:43 Rick reveals his motivation for craving an authentic accent 03:20 Rick admits he can read after all 03:48 Rick and Dave discuss prosody 05:01 Rick discusses “accent replacement” vs “accent reduction” 12:23 Rick the Pottymouth asks about the IPA 13:27 Dave’s 2nd attempt at explaining the IPA [ʃ] = “sh” [i] = “ee”, [æ] = “a” as in cat 17:18 Dave’s original attempt to explain IPA and mouth positions 23:23 What are diphthongs? And links to some things we talked about: Olle Kjellin’s web page Audacity software & free download WorkAudioBook (The correct name of the software) u...

27 MINJAN 5
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Sound Advice (Accents and Pronunciation)

Do You Have What It Takes?

What are some qualities that will help you with language study? Do you have to be a language nerd? Should you aspire for perfection? What do Rick and Dave think are helpful traits for language learning? If you answered “yes, I can!” to any of these questions, go back and read them again because your answer makes no sense. Download The Audio (if you have what it takes!) Show Notes Here are some highlights if you’re in a hurry: 00:17 Rick provides an amazing fact about chickens 00:48 What qualities do you need in order to be a successful language learner? 00:58 Do you have to be a nerd to learn a language? 02:13 You need this quality (rhymes with “potivation”) 02:54 Fear of failure and perfectionism are the opposite of good 03:48 Did someone mention demotivation and demoralization? See links below 04:46 More shameless mention of the Language Learners’ Forum 05:49 Focus on these (rhymes with “lengths,” begins with “str”) 07:53 Rick mocks Star Trek fans and assumes all non-ner...

-1 s2018 DEC 22
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Do You Have What It Takes?

I Can't Do This Alone (How Your Loved Ones Can Help)

In this episode, Rick and Dave talk about how you might get your family and/or friends to support your foolish language habit. But don’t expect anyone to be happy about that hat you’re wearing! Download The Audio

21 MIN2018 DEC 5
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I Can't Do This Alone (How Your Loved Ones Can Help)

Reality vs. Hype (and How Long Does It Really Take?)

In this episode, Rick and Dave explore the myths of learning languages in unreasonably short periods of time and describe how painfully hard it is to learn a language. In fact, learning a language is almost as hard as listening to Rick talking. Still want to listen to the podcast and/or study a language? You’re such a masochist, and we love you even more now… Download The Audio

25 MIN2018 SEP 20
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Reality vs. Hype (and How Long Does It Really Take?)

Pick a language - any language

In this episode, Rick and Dave discuss how to pick a language based on their advanced qualifications (Pfft! Darn, I knew I couldn’t say that with a straight face) and years of experience of trying to pick the “right” language to learn. There’s romance, car chases, and an ending so shocking and unexpected that you won’t ever guess that the cab driver was his own daughter!* *Most of this was edited out due to time and licensing constraints. Download The Audio Resources mentioned(some or all of which might seem familiar when compared with Episode #1) The Language Learners’ forum, an amazing community of aspiring language learners (hence the name)–sign up for access (it’s worth it): Language Learners Forum Our YouTube channel where you can see us, random images, and amazing special effects. Visual proof that we actually lollygag!): Youtube Lollygagging Rick’s personal website: rdearman.org

14 MIN2018 SEP 12
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Pick a language - any language
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Latest Episodes

Random Questions We Ask Each Other

Dave and Rick pick each other’s brains regarding the polyglotosity (yes, that’s a real word, maybe…?) of London and other parts of the world, meetups and silent periods, and something called “daving,” which is most likely illegal, or at least immoral. Download the flipping audio already Show notes 00:47 Rehashing episode 11 01:46 Rick’s take on the multilingual beauty that is London 11:30 The concept of “daving” 14:02 Dave’s take on making time for LR and Polish 20:09 Languages Dave encounters on the east cost of the USA 21:31 The concept of meet ups 23:54 The concept of a silent period (something Dave can’t comprehend) 28:34 Rick hates HP and thus hates all children And links to some things we talked about: Endangered Language Alliance–posterofNYC Polyglot Gathering Language Learners Forum Assimil Books Kauderweslch Books Nemo Language Apps Clozemaster Meetup.com

32 MINSEP 28
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Random Questions We Ask Each Other

Post-Gathering Motivation (Part II--Dave's Amazing Plan (Because Dave's Amazing!)

Upon returning from the well-beloved Polyglot Gathering, Rick and Dave discuss what they want to accomplish for the next year. In this episode, Dave says so much by saying so little. Or is it the other way around? Either way, it’s going to be the best podcast you’ve ever heard because it’s Dave. Say it with me: It’s DAVE! Now with 10% more Daveness. Yes, that really is a word…. Download the Audio Show notes 01:00 Rick asks Dave a probing question 01:07 Dave gives a probing answer, leaving you feeling probed And links to some things we talked about: Polyglot Gathering Language Learners’ Forum Fluent Forever on Amazon

26 MINAUG 17
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Post-Gathering Motivation (Part II--Dave's Amazing Plan (Because Dave's Amazing!)

Post-Gathering Motivation (Part I--Rick's crazy scheme!)

Upon returning from the well-beloved Polyglot Gathering, Rick and Dave discuss what they want to accomplish for the next year. In this episode, Rick talks about a new (to him) concept that he hopes will “melt and rewire” his brain and make him a superhuman Italian-speaking dynamo. If only he could stop spending so much time working on his English. Download the Audio Show Notes 00:56 Rick mentions our companion video 02:00 Rick’s #1 takeaway from the Polyglot Gathering 02:28 Rick’s scheme to improve Italian 03:52 Rick recaps his challenge last year (language exchanges) 04:49 Let’s talk (more) about Rick 04:59 Rick’s English need work 05:10 The LR Concept 05:46 Seriously, why is Rick learning English? 11:13 ??? 12:07 Rick’s initial assessment 19:35 Can anyone benefit from this? 31:27 Sneak peek at the next episode And links to some things we talked about: Our post-Gathering video The LR Method Assimil Books Audible and Audible Italy Librivox Project Gutenberg The Language Learn...

32 MINJUL 18
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Post-Gathering Motivation (Part I--Rick's crazy scheme!)

Expanding Your Vocabulary

Rick and Dave discuss ways to acquire subject-specific vocabulary and to expand your vocabulary with subtle shades of meaning. Use technology to find words specific to a specific field or use a an old-fashioned book. Learn how to say “infinitesimal,” preferably correctly. Download The Audio Show Notes 01:07 How can I increase my vocabulary/acquire subject-specific vocabulary? 01:39 Subject-specific vocabulary 03:43 Technical stuff (“antconc”) 07:44 Subs2SRS 10:11 Subject-specific books are out there 11:20 Thesauri for adding shade of meaning 12:55 How not to pronounce “infinitesimal” 16:31 Mix it up! 19:32 Another way not to pronounce “infinitesimal” 19:43 Word games (such as crossword puzzles) And links to some things we talked about: antconc Rick’s 5 part tutorial on creating Subs2SRS Anki Decks Rick Dearman’s personal YouTube channel Basic Fantasy (Free and Legal D&D Books) Dave’s recommendation for a German thesaurus

23 MINFEB 16
Comments
Expanding Your Vocabulary

Questions, Part II: This Time, It's Personal!

Rick and Dave answer questions about flow, conversational fluency, materials in the target language, and Harry Potter. Listen as Rick takes the lead and discusses how he shares his techniques on pushing the intermediate-language-learning envelope, taking the listener on a thrill ride of techniques and tips until finally the listener is out of breath. Which begs the question: there’s only one listener? Download The Audio Show Notes 01:20 Question 1a: How can I improve my conversational flow? and Question 1b: How do I improve forming complete sentences? 08:49 Question 2: How do I maximize using native/target language media? 21:12 Question 3: How do I find books at my level in my target language? 28:13 Question 4: How can I think in a language? And links to some things we talked about: A sad obituary but nice article about Boris Shekhtman Boris Shekhtman’s book on language learning Harry Potter Translations Rick’s presentation at the Polyglot Gathering discussing demoralization and ...

37 MINJAN 26
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Questions, Part II: This Time, It's Personal!

Sound Advice (Accents and Pronunciation)

How do you acquire a decent accent? What do those weird symbols in transcriptions and fancy books mean? What does our mouth need to do in order to sound like an authentic Mongolian speaker, and will it get us arrested or admired? Heck if we know, but we talk like we do. Now with 20% more incoherent rambling! Download The Audio Show Notes Here are the highlights to save you from pain and anguish: 01:43 Rick reveals his motivation for craving an authentic accent 03:20 Rick admits he can read after all 03:48 Rick and Dave discuss prosody 05:01 Rick discusses “accent replacement” vs “accent reduction” 12:23 Rick the Pottymouth asks about the IPA 13:27 Dave’s 2nd attempt at explaining the IPA [ʃ] = “sh” [i] = “ee”, [æ] = “a” as in cat 17:18 Dave’s original attempt to explain IPA and mouth positions 23:23 What are diphthongs? And links to some things we talked about: Olle Kjellin’s web page Audacity software & free download WorkAudioBook (The correct name of the software) u...

27 MINJAN 5
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Sound Advice (Accents and Pronunciation)

Do You Have What It Takes?

What are some qualities that will help you with language study? Do you have to be a language nerd? Should you aspire for perfection? What do Rick and Dave think are helpful traits for language learning? If you answered “yes, I can!” to any of these questions, go back and read them again because your answer makes no sense. Download The Audio (if you have what it takes!) Show Notes Here are some highlights if you’re in a hurry: 00:17 Rick provides an amazing fact about chickens 00:48 What qualities do you need in order to be a successful language learner? 00:58 Do you have to be a nerd to learn a language? 02:13 You need this quality (rhymes with “potivation”) 02:54 Fear of failure and perfectionism are the opposite of good 03:48 Did someone mention demotivation and demoralization? See links below 04:46 More shameless mention of the Language Learners’ Forum 05:49 Focus on these (rhymes with “lengths,” begins with “str”) 07:53 Rick mocks Star Trek fans and assumes all non-ner...

-1 s2018 DEC 22
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Do You Have What It Takes?

I Can't Do This Alone (How Your Loved Ones Can Help)

In this episode, Rick and Dave talk about how you might get your family and/or friends to support your foolish language habit. But don’t expect anyone to be happy about that hat you’re wearing! Download The Audio

21 MIN2018 DEC 5
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I Can't Do This Alone (How Your Loved Ones Can Help)

Reality vs. Hype (and How Long Does It Really Take?)

In this episode, Rick and Dave explore the myths of learning languages in unreasonably short periods of time and describe how painfully hard it is to learn a language. In fact, learning a language is almost as hard as listening to Rick talking. Still want to listen to the podcast and/or study a language? You’re such a masochist, and we love you even more now… Download The Audio

25 MIN2018 SEP 20
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Reality vs. Hype (and How Long Does It Really Take?)

Pick a language - any language

In this episode, Rick and Dave discuss how to pick a language based on their advanced qualifications (Pfft! Darn, I knew I couldn’t say that with a straight face) and years of experience of trying to pick the “right” language to learn. There’s romance, car chases, and an ending so shocking and unexpected that you won’t ever guess that the cab driver was his own daughter!* *Most of this was edited out due to time and licensing constraints. Download The Audio Resources mentioned(some or all of which might seem familiar when compared with Episode #1) The Language Learners’ forum, an amazing community of aspiring language learners (hence the name)–sign up for access (it’s worth it): Language Learners Forum Our YouTube channel where you can see us, random images, and amazing special effects. Visual proof that we actually lollygag!): Youtube Lollygagging Rick’s personal website: rdearman.org

14 MIN2018 SEP 12
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Pick a language - any language
the END
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