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Learning (and remembering) is a skill itself, you can improve your learning skills (applied to anything, not only to a learning a language). It is just a different skill than carpentry, or swimming, or cooking. Learning languages is a skill, subset of generic learning skill. Knowledge is a result of applying that learning skill, like pie is a result of ...


My experience with the Perso-Arabic (Arabic and Persian) and Hebrew alphabets tells me that you don't need IPA. Romanization/transliteration in a consistent way is perfectly good. The romanization should of course be combined with native audio of the same text, in order to confirm proper pronunciation. And it's much easier, for the average person, to look at ...

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