Importance of learning alphabetical pronounciation

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Sometimes as an adult learner it is tempting to want to skip learning the alphabet of a new language especially central European languages where we feel we already recognize the letters as opposed to languages like Japanese Arabic where the characters of signifisignifi significantly different

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My first step in learning any language is to learn the alphabet along with pronunciation. Super important.

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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surprising how many skip it i run workshops here with adults who have lived in Spain for decades but can't pronounce the names of the towns they live in and they strongly feel it is beneath them to learn an alphabet! It is difficult to teach a new language from scratch without one but you risk being condescending a lot of the time with adult learners. I feel like saying ... give a man a fish he eats for a day teach a man to fish ... applies here!

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Haha, very applicable proverb.

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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