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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Well I haven't learnt new words :eek:

    Welsh I have though today!
    I forgot to learn the rest of those things in Welsh! But I do know Rydw i'n gallu siarad Cymraeg (I can speak Welsh) and Rwyt t'in (you are) and Diolch (don't know what that means, I jsut remember it! )
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    (Original post by Vionar)
    I forgot to learn the rest of those things in Welsh! But I do know Rydw i'n gallu siarad Cymraeg (I can speak Welsh) and Rwyt t'in (you are) and Diolch (don't know what that means, I jsut remember it! )
    Diolch is thank you

    Mae e'n = He is
    Mae hi'n = She is
    Mae Vionar yn = Vionar is
    Rydyn ni'n = We are
    Rydych chi'n = You(p/f) are
    Mae nhw'n = They are

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    (Original post by BaconEmperor)
    For someone with an A-Level in Maths I feel you could've used a smaller range
    The probability of Fish being right on this is significantly less than one!

    Here are Professor David Crystal's thoughts on how many words the average person learns in a lifetime.

    (Original post by Professor David Crystal)
    "Most people know half the words - about 50,000 - easily. A reasonably educated person about 75,000 and a really cool, smart person well, maybe all of them but that is rather unusual.

    "An ordinary person, one who has not been to university say, would know about 35,000 quite easily."
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8013859.stm

    Therefore I say that if n=number of words possible in a day, then n's highest value < ∞. :cool:
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Diolch is thank you

    Mae e'n = He is
    Mae hi'n = She is
    Mae Vionar yn = Vionar is
    Rydyn ni'n = We are
    Rydych chi'n = You(p/f) are
    Mae nhw'n = They are

    I think "Bore da" is good morning/hello, is that right? And "Araf" is slow - it says it on all the roads!!


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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Diolch is thank you

    Mae e'n = He is
    Mae hi'n = She is
    Mae Vionar yn = Vionar is
    Rydyn ni'n = We are
    Rydych chi'n = You(p/f) are
    Mae nhw'n = They are

    Diolch for that! :ahee: (thank you)

    And saying Mae 'Vionar yn trist' makes sense, right? And what's the word for happy?


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    (Original post by Octopus_Garden)
    The probability of Fish being right on this is [I]significantly[I] less than one!

    Here are Professor David Crystal's thoughts on how many words the average person learns in a lifetime.


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8013859.stm

    Therefore I say that if n=number of words possible in a day, then n's highest value < ∞. :cool:
    You missed the / in your Italics :eviltongue:

    :lol: well, there's no limit (bar the actual lack of any more words to learn) on how many you can learn...
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    You missed the / in your Italics :eviltongue:

    :lol: well, there's no limit (bar the actual lack of any more words to learn) on how many you can learn...
    Already edited.

    I was too busy trying to copy and paste a summation sign with n tending to infinity. And then I gave up on that.

    So no summation sign, and no accurate BB code.
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    (Original post by Octopus_Garden)
    Already edited.

    I was too busy trying to copy and paste a summation sign with n tending to infinity. And then I gave up on that.

    So no summation sign, and no accurate BB code.
    Not in my quote :ninja:

    Use tex

    \sigma although that may be the wrong one!:ahee:
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    (Original post by BaconEmperor)
    That's loads for a GCSE class :eek:
    In GCSE French we'd be lucky if we learnt 10 words a lesson even just before the exams How many do you reckon you'll try to learn a day when you do AS Italian? I reckon one of the most important factors for success at A-Level is having a large vocabulary both passively and actively.
    We had a lot of very linguistic people in our class, and the others said they'd do a lot of words so they weren't overshadowed xD I'm not sure how many, but since I managed to do 50 for GCSE I'd probably try and do more than that! I'll be doing words every day when I'm revising for the exams, but maybe I'll try and learn something like 100 words a week for the rest of the time... :dontknow:

    (Original post by Decerto)
    I only learn some grammar and 5 words a day. I think I need to learn a few more words per day and be a bit more strenuous with my plan. My regime seems very modest compared to both of yours.
    As I said though, this was just in preparation for the exam. I wouldn't be that strenuous during the holidays

    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Check you guys out...

    I learn nothing a day :lol:
    :lol: It was only because I was revising
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    (Original post by Octopus_Garden)
    The probability of Fish being right on this is significantly less than one!

    Here are Professor David Crystal's thoughts on how many words the average person learns in a lifetime.


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8013859.stm

    Therefore I say that if n=number of words possible in a day, then n's highest value < ∞. :cool:
    Haha but I don't think there's a right answer I was only wondering how much each of you personally think is possible either from experience of reading about it, nonetheless an interesting article!

    (Original post by EmilyJayne14)
    We had a lot of very linguistic people in our class, and the others said they'd do a lot of words so they weren't overshadowed xD I'm not sure how many, but since I managed to do 50 for GCSE I'd probably try and do more than that! I'll be doing words every day when I'm revising for the exams, but maybe I'll try and learn something like 100 words a week for the rest of the time... :dontknow:
    Must have been nice being surrounded by dedicated linguists, I'm hoping I'll find out what that feels like at uni I think 100 a week is a fantastic goal for A-Level, you'll learn all the words in no-time!
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    I'd say you'd be served just as well, if not better, by picking up words from newspaper articles and such instead of sitting down with a list of words to learn. That way you at least get a sense for how much a certain word is actually used, and in what context. Otherwise you'll most likely end up just having to unlearn/relearn all these words later on as you get more advanced and realise that they're not really the ones to use in a given context.
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    Here's a challenge.
    http://www.insightin.com/test/take_test.phtml

    Humiliatingly, it estimated my vocabulary was over 9,200 words, and it refused to commit to more than that.

    On this one, http://testyourvocab.com/, it estimated my vocabulary at 37,500, and I have learnt many new words as a result of it.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Diolch is thank you

    Mae e'n = He is
    Mae hi'n = She is
    Mae Vionar yn = Vionar is
    Rydyn ni'n = We are
    Rydych chi'n = You(p/f) are
    Mae nhw'n = They are

    Do you need all of those big forms? o.o
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    (Original post by constantmeowage)
    Do you need all of those big forms? o.o
    What do you mean?
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    I think "Bore da" is good morning/hello, is that right? And "Araf" is slow - it says it on all the roads!!


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    (Original post by Vionar)
    Diolch for that! :ahee: (thank you)

    And saying Mae 'Vionar yn trist' makes sense, right? And what's the word for happy?


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    Yeah
    Hapus = Happy
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    :yep:

    Yeah
    Hapus = Happy
    Mae Vionar e'n hapus * about that! :ahee: Diolch!


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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    What do you mean?
    For 'we are', you only need 'yn ni'n', and similarly 'ych chi'n' also you only need 'dw i'n' for I am and 'ti'n' for thou art
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    (Original post by Vionar)
    Mae Vionar e'n hapus * about that! :ahee: Diolch!


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    Mae Vionar YN hapus * about that
    (Original post by constantmeowage)
    For 'we are', you only need 'yn ni'n', and similarly 'ych chi'n' also you only need 'dw i'n' for I am and 'ti'n' for thou art
    :eek: no, I like my ryd
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Mae Vionar YN hapus * about that
    Oops, I got confused between the 'he' person and the 'Vionar' form! :mmm:


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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Mae Vionar YN hapus * about that


    :eek: no, I like my ryd
    But it sounds so long winded o.o o.o
 
 
 
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