I am learning French, and I am at a beginner level. I sometimes ask specific grammar-related questions on french.stackexchange .
However, this is not enough help to motivate me for learning French. I often come across sentences where I want to ask questions about the sentences, in one of the following two ways:
- Where I think I probably understand the grammar construction or meaning of the sentence, but I want a French speaker to confirm that my understanding is in fact correct.
- I want to dialogue about interesting tentative linguistic observations I have about the sentence, but I don't have a specific question. This dialogue motivates me, because it expands my general understanding of the linguistic context/underpinnings of French, English, and other languages, in a way that I could not anticipate with a specific question.
The occasional question in the first case is allowed on French.stackexchange, but it would be inappropriate for me to ask too many of these questions. The open-ended dialogue of the second case is completely prohibited on all stack exchange sites.
However, being able to ask both of these kinds of questions are crucial to my motivation.
I do not have friends or teachers who are consistently willing to discuss these things with me.
1. Are there internet resources where it's okay to ask many questions to confirm my understanding of French sentences that I come across?
2. Are there internet resources where it's okay to present my own curious linguistic observations/questions about French and English sentences, and to have linguists give me some of the fuller linguistic understandings that they are reminded of when they read my initial questions?