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Image search for languages with a weak internet presence

I'm setting up flash cards with the word in the L2, and an image of the object, as suggested in "Fluent Forever". The book suggests doing the search in the L2: If you’re actually learning a word ...
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How to handle learning a language at the same time as learning its writing system

I'm learning Mongolian, and part of my goals is to be able to read printed Mongolian Cyrillic and write cursive Mongolian Cyrillic, as well as learning some vocabulary and grammar. I'm trying to be "...
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Downloadable recordings of individual Mongolian words

I'm working on an Anki deck for Mongolian. The book "Fluent Forever" suggests including recordings of words if possible. The book suggests using forvo.com for recordings, and it's pretty good, except ...
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Minimal pairs for Mongolian

What minimal pairs are available for a native speaker of English learning Mongolian? Ideally, they should be based on real words, have spelling in Mongolian Cyrillic available, and have pronunciation ...
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Which language correction sites have a large number of active Mongolian speakers?

I've been (kind of) learning Mongolian for over a year, and I've been actively correcting native speakers of Mongolian on lang-8 during that time. There aren't a lot of Mongolian users, and many of ...
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How to learn phonemic vowel length?

I recently started learning Mongolian and I'm having trouble with phonemic vowel length. I have great difficulty distinguishing long and short vowels both in listening and speaking. I find it ...
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Equivalents of rikaichan for Mongolian

I've read that Rikaichan (and its equivalents) allow you to hover your mouse over a word and see its phonetic reading and translation. What tools like that (just the translation, not the phonetic ...
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Could I have purchased this Mongolian phrasebook while I was in Australia?

While in Mongolia, I was able to purchase the book Mongolian Phrasebook (Mongolian-English) by J. Bat-Ireedui & B. Nomunzul, ISBN 978-99973-42-80-5 at the State Department Store in Ulaanbaatar. ...
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What are the grammatical similarities between Mongolian and Japanese?

Are there any native speakers of Mongolian that have learned Japanese, or vice versa? Any tips on learning the grammar would be appreciated. I'm not expecting anyone to have learned both languages but ...
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