I had ordered a used copy of Teach Yourself Slovene off Amazon a while back. I'm not planning on going beyond what this book teaches, so should be interesting to see how far I get. You could call this a side project. :)
Slovenia used to be part of Yugoslavia, but the language is considered different enough not to be grouped with Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian. I'm still not clear on whether Bosnian is considered a separate language. I do have a Bosnian dictionary, but it could probably just as easily have been labeled a Serbian or Croatian dictionary. Of course like most language books, pronunciation is gone over first. This part feels rushed. For instance, they don't tell you how the letter C should sound. I've been pronouncing it like "ts" just because that's how it's typically pronounced in other Slavic languages, but maybe Slovenian is different? I don't have the recordings, so will have to look online to fill in the details.
These are languages I'm dropping, because I will never get used to the whole pitch accent thing... >Estonian >Latvian >Lithuanian >Norwegian Gotta downsize. It's the only answer to my obsession. :D I'm planning on setting up a way to purchase the books I have thru PayPal. Prices will be reasonable. Most of the books I have were purchased used to begin with. My hope and plan is to get that setup by Wednesday, so stay tuned if interested.
Last post, I said I was going to drop some languages. I can never bring myself to actually do it, but the ones I'm considering (off the top of my head) are... CzechHungarianLatvianNorwegianRomanian (One of my earliest, so I may keep this one.)SlovenianUkrainianI'm at least going to do the courses I have for each of these and from there, see if I want to continue. My definite keepers are... BulgarianCroatian/SerbianDutchEstonianGreek (modern)LithuanianPolishPortugueseSpanishBut who knows, maybe I'll find myself phasing out a couple of these too and really just focus hard on five or six. My can't decide either way... RussianI'm becoming a jill of all trades and a master of none. I want to stop "collecting" languages and actually learn them. :)