The Logical Method to Learn a Language

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THE LOGICAL METHOD TO LEARN A LANGUAGE (LoMeLL)

As the name implies, this method is based on Logic. Logic is the science that teaches us to think correctly. The forms of thought are: the concept, the judgment and the reasoning. The concept is the idea or mental representation of something. The judgment is the affirmation or negation that is made about something. The reasoning is the relation established between concepts and / or judgments to obtain a new knowledge or conclusion.

The first stage of the Logical Method to Learn a Language is to integrate new words into our vocabulary. We must learn the greatest number of words. The second stage of the LoMeLL is to learn many phrases and expressions of common use. The third stage of LoMeLL is to study Grammar as a corrective form of the language.

Traditional methods used in the teaching of a second language include aspects of Grammar since the beginning of the course.
 
THE LoMeLL AND THE NATURAL METHOD

The natural method to learn a language is exclusive to children and young people.
In childhood the objects that we have in front of us are associated with their name.
We learn words through a process of abstraction. When we do not know the meaning of a word we use the dictionary.
We learn the meaning of phrases and sentences according to the context in which we use them.

In the LoMeLL we learn the meaning of the words of the language we are learning with their translation into our mother tongue or a known language. Already in adulthood the process of abstraction is not as active as in childhood.
 
THE LOGICAL METHOD TO LEARN A LANGUAGE (LoMeLL)

As the name implies, this method is based on Logic. Logic is the science that teaches us to think correctly. The forms of thought are: the concept, the judgment and the reasoning. The concept is the idea or mental representation of something. The judgment is the affirmation or negation that is made about something. The reasoning is the relation established between concepts and / or judgments to obtain a new knowledge or conclusion.

The first stage of the Logical Method to Learn a Language is to integrate new words into our vocabulary. We must learn the greatest number of words. The second stage of the LoMeLL is to learn many phrases and expressions of common use. The third stage of LoMeLL is to study Grammar as a corrective form of the language.

Traditional methods used in the teaching of a second language include aspects of Grammar since the beginning of the course.

There is not language (per se). Working consciousness is (equivalent to) "language-ising".

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Title : A Grammar of the English Tongue
Author: Samuel Johnson

/clear, simple and short/

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/15097/15097-h/15097-h.htm

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Pitman shorthand
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitman_shorthand

Pitman shorthand: consonants
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitman_shorthand#/media/File:Pitman_Consonants.PNG

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R - ar (short vowel) / ray (vowel short (consonant))
L - al (short vowel) / lay (vowel short (consonant))

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M - em (short vowel) / may (vowel short (consonant))
N - en (short vowel) / nay (vowel short (consonat))

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W - ew (short vowel) / way (vowel short (consonant))
Y - ey (short vowel) / yay (vowel short (consonat))

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event - encoding in words (syntax (sentence));
word - encoding in sound (spoken words), in letters (written words), in gestures ...
 
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One needs input /event (visual, ...) - encoding in words (spoken, written)/

Movie/series are good input, especially with subtitles.

Language must not be foul.


Due South, TV Series, 1994–1999 (especially the 1st two seasons)

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Death in Paradise, TV Series, 2011– (especially the 1st two seasons)

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THE LOGICAL METHOD TO LEARN A LANGUAGE (LoMeLL)

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The first stage of the Logical Method to Learn a Language is to integrate new words into our vocabulary. We must learn the greatest number of words.
That sounds like a terrible way to learn a language. To begin to speak a language, we need to know how words are put together to form coherent phrases and sentences in the language. It's no good just memorising a dictionary of words. After you've done that, you'll still have no idea how to say anything in the language (apart from isolated words).
The second stage of the LoMeLL is to learn many phrases and expressions of common use.
That ought to be the first stage. This method is supposed to be "based on logic", you say. What are your logical reasons for the order you suggest? Show me your reasoning.
The third stage of LoMeLL is to study Grammar as a corrective form of the language.
Part of the problem with your entire approach is that, really, all three steps should be done together, with priority given to steps 2 and 3 before 1.
Traditional methods used in the teaching of a second language include aspects of Grammar since the beginning of the course.
There's a reason for that. See above.
 
As to the need to include aspects of grammar in your lessons, some examples from Finnish.
Sinä = you
Olea = "to be" (are)
But you wouldn't say Sinä olea for "you are" but rather Sinä olet, or more commonly, just olet
Omistaa = have
but "you have" is "sinulla on"

Then there are the"cases" 15 of them.
For example, koira/koiraa both mean dog, but in different cases. And the same for kissa/kissaa (cat)


So while "Koira puree kissaa" means "A dog bites a cat", So does "Kissaa puree koira"
Likewise "Kissa puree koiraa" and "Koiraa puree kissa" both mean "A cat bites a dog"

Choice of order depends on what you want to emphasize. "Kissa puree Koira" is "A cat bites a dog", while "Koiraa puree kissa" is "A cat bites a dog"

Then there is the fact that in Finnish, adjectives change their case along with the noun.
Punainen omena for red apple, but Punaista omenat for red apples.

Another classic example in Finnish is the two word phrase: Kuusi palaa
Which can be translated as any of the following:
The spruce is on fire
The spruce returns
#6 is on fire
#6 returns
Six of them are on fire
Six of them return
Your moon is on fire
Your moon returns
six pieces
 
The Logical Method to Learn a Language
Languages aren't exactly known for being logical: plural of duck is ducks, plural of goose is geese, plural of moose is moose.

Why would a logical method be the way to learn them?
 
Languages aren't exactly known for being logical: plural of duck is ducks, plural of goose is geese, plural of moose is moose.

Why would a logical method be the way to learn them?
For example, plurals in Finnish:
basic rule: add t Koira-dog, Koirat-dogs

However, if the last syllable has K, P ,T KK, PP, or TT
then:
K or KK, remove 1 K
P , P becomes a V
T, T becomes a D
PP remove a P
TT remove a T
( before adding t)
emamples:
Sika(pig)-Siat(pigs)
Takki(coat)- Takit(coats)
Lupa(permission) - Luvat(permissions)
Aiti (mom) - Aidit(moms)
Noppa(die) - Nopat dice
Kettu(fox) - Ketut(foxes)

If the word ends in "nen", nen changes to "set"
Nainen(women) - Naiset( women) - ( keep in mind that adjectives need to be in plural also) Punainen Perhonen ( red butterfly) becomes Punaiset perhoset ( red Butterflies)

For words ending in "i", it depends if it is an Old or New word.
For new words, the basic add t rules applies, while with old words the i is changed to e
Paperi( paper) - Paperit(papers)

Meri(sea)- Meret(seas)

If the word ends in "e", you add another e (note, that unlike English, adding the e doesn't radically change the pronunciation. It just means you hold the sound a bit longer)
Huone(room) - huoneet(rooms)

Old words, ending in "si". The "si" become "de"
Vuosi(year) - vuodet(years)

Double rules can apply
Siipi(wing) - Siivet(wings)

It can get even more complicated when combined with other cases, like possessive.
In English, we just move the apostrophe to change Cat's (singular possessive) to Cats' ( plural possessive.)
While in Finnish it's Kissan(singular) and kissojen(plural) but Dog's is koiran, but Dogs' is koirien
 
One needs input /event (visual, ...) - encoding in words (spoken, written)/

Movie/series are good input, especially with subtitles.

Language must not be foul.


Due South, TV Series, 1994–1999 (especially the 1st two seasons)

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Death in Paradise, TV Series, 2011– (especially the 1st two seasons)

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Columbo, TV Series, 1971–2003

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Matlock, TV Series, 1986–1995

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Father Dowling Mysteries, TV Series, 1989–1991

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Diagnosis Murder, TV Series, 1993–2001

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Monk, TV Series, 2002–2009

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Ground Floor, TV Series, 2013–2015

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Evil Under the Sun, 1982

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Gray zone

Burn Notice, TV Series, 2007–2013

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"No-no" zone

My Name Is Earl, TV Series, 2005–2009

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Hi,

One does not have to be holier than the Pope.
French - English with a french accent + a bit of french logic + errors + ... ;
Germans - English with a german accent + a bit of german logic + errors + ... ;
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/θ/ --> /t, f, s/
/ð/ --> /d, v, z/

diphthongs, triphthongs --> whatever

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Listen very carefully, I shall say zis only once - Michelle Dubois Compilation - 'Allo 'Allo!

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Along came Polly - hippo story

Claude : It's like zee story of zee heeppo.

Reuben Feffer : I'm not familiar with that story.

Claude : Zee heeppopotamoose, he is not born saying, "Cool beans. I am a heeppo." No way, Joesay. So he try to paint zee stripe on him to be like zee zebra, but he fool no one. Then he try to put zee spot on zee skin to be like the leopard, but everyboody know he is a heeppo. So, at certain point, he look himself in zee mirror and he just say, "Hey. I am a heeppopotamoose and zere is nothing I can do about it." As soon as he accepts zis, he live life happy. Happy as a heeppo. You understand zis, Luban?

Reuben Feffer : [long pause] I'm gonna kill you!

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Casablanca - What watch?

/subtitles button would be helpful/
 
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On the contrary, “word salad” is a recognised term in psychiatry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Word_salad
And that was "offered" on the premise that "word salad" doesn't make any sense, whereas in culinary terms it makes a palatable dish of complimentary vegetables for consumption.

And just to keep this off-topic comment from polluting what is actually a very serious scientific subject, I'll address your misunderstanding of my condensed version of what expresses very clearly what I wanted to convey in this thread.

In my case the use of three complimentary words with specific meanings makes for a perfectly logical expression

actionable = sufficient reason for action
work = transfer of energy
dynamic = stimulating force

"Actionable work dynamic" ="sufficient reason for action by transfer of energy as a stimulating force"

This is word salad?
If so I believe it is quite palatable in context of the subject being discussed in that thread which is not psychology.
 
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