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Peter_fra_Oz
Wednesday 16th of November 2005 10:53:05 AM
Icelandic and Old Norse Flashcards: Putting as many new words in your head and focusing less on the grammar rules is still one of the more effective ways to learn a new language. It is much better to be understood effectively by speaking the right collection of words even if organised and formatted in horrible grammar such as "..give me cat black toy there on shelf how much cost it?" can make you readily understood by foreigners who will be patient with you rather than starting out worrying about having perfect grammar and not knowing the words to communicate effectively, as in the case of "Police officer, quick, I need your assistance, the uhhh the ummm uhhh has taken my ummmm hmmm uhhh @#$%!!!.". Which path you choose to take is your own decision. To help you get as many Norwegian words into your head as fast as possible try the time honoured flash-card route:

Icelandic:
3,108 English-Icelandic Flash-cards to help you learn the words.

Old Norse:
3,470 English-Old Norse Flash-cards to help you learn the words.

The company sells multiple choice computer programs for both PCs and Macs to help you learn and test your vocabulary progress. Their prices are very reasonable and are well worth supporting them if you wish to progress both rapidly and economically in your learning of your new vocabulary.

If you wish to make your own flash-cards and learn them rapidly this alternative free program that works on PCs, Macs, and UNIX computers is also available and good for other homework you need to study!



lexicon
Thursday 17th of November 2005 08:40:30 AM
Oh no, it seems the Icelandic flash card .pdf is damaged. I suppose there's not much that can be done about that. :-(


Peter_fra_Oz
Thursday 17th of November 2005 11:12:02 AM

I checked the link again and it was working.

It could be the daily size limitation on data transfers from the web page. If so try again the next day.

Or it could just be a bad download. Delete the file and try again.





schneelocke
Friday 18th of November 2005 03:58:10 AM
It seems that there is something wrong with the PDF, though. Opening it in GSView (I don't use Acrobat) causes the program to use up up to 370 MB of memory, at which point the whole system starts to thrash.

And I don't think that's normal for a <700k PDF file.


lexicon
Friday 18th of November 2005 06:47:32 AM
That's very strange, Schneelocke. I was able to download a working copy of the file after following Peter's advice and waiting a while.

Edit: I was using Acrobat.


Peter_fra_Oz
Friday 18th of November 2005 11:31:06 AM
Originally posted by schneelocke


It seems that there is something wrong with the PDF, though. Opening it in GSView (I don't use Acrobat) causes the program to use up up to 370 MB of memory, at which point the whole system starts to thrash.

And I don't think that's normal for a <700k PDF file.

The problem you are encountering is that the file has been created on a PC and is password protected/encrypted for no editing, data extraction. I can intercept the CUPS driver under Darwin UNIX and redirect the data stream into a postscript file. However it is 22MB and simply too large for a reasonable download. Here is a magical decryption into the PDF-X format; the open industry standard for pdf documents used by the print industry.

PDF-X format:
3,108 English-Icelandic Flashcards to help you learn the words.




schneelocke
Saturday 03rd of December 2005 07:24:01 AM
Originally posted by Peter fra Oz
The problem you are encountering is that the file has been created on a PC and is password protected/encrypted for no editing, data extraction. I can intercept the CUPS driver under Darwin UNIX and redirect the data stream into a postscript file. However it is 22MB and simply too large for a reasonable download. Here is a magical decryption into the PDF-X format; the open industry standard for pdf documents used by the print industry.

PDF-X format:
3,108 English-Icelandic Flashcards to help you learn the words.


Takk fyrir! ^_^

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