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I cannot stop learning Turkish? Any suggestions?
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1.       Sampanya
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 13 Jan 2012 Fri 04:20 am

I was introduced to Turkish about two years ago, and still, I cannot stop this addiction it seems I have with the language. I want to stop immersing myself

with Turkish but for some reason I cannot seem to stop wanting to learn it.

It´s confusing. No one has ever heard of ´Turkish´ where I live, I have just this screen to teach me it---I cannot convince myself to stop this, I feel it is

good and bad.

Good that it makes me somewhat happy.

Bad that it takes away my time, time I could use helping others, doing good, etc..

I´m serious, it´s like an addiction. Any suggestions about this?

And is anyone like me with this?

2.       si++
3785 posts
 13 Jan 2012 Fri 10:32 am

 

Quoting Sampanya

I was introduced to Turkish about two years ago, and still, I cannot stop this addiction it seems I have with the language. I want to stop immersing myself

with Turkish but for some reason I cannot seem to stop wanting to learn it.

It´s confusing. No one has ever heard of ´Turkish´ where I live, I have just this screen to teach me it---I cannot convince myself to stop this, I feel it is

good and bad.

Good that it makes me somewhat happy.

Bad that it takes away my time, time I could use helping others, doing good, etc..

I´m serious, it´s like an addiction. Any suggestions about this?

And is anyone like me with this?

 

Interesting post. What makes you addicted to it? Its regular structure or what?

 

I myself am the native speaker of the language. And I remember some time when I read the grammar book of the language as if it were an interesting novel.

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3.       Sampanya
48 posts
 13 Jan 2012 Fri 11:43 am

Quote:

Interesting post. What makes you addicted to it? Its regular structure or what?

I myself am the native speaker of the language. And I remember some time when I read the grammar book of the language a
s if it were an interesting novel.

[No Blasphemy Intended]

 

You have undertood the spark I have with Turkish then.

With you being a native speaker, I´m glad you can see the beauty of your  native language.  When I read through Turkish grammar as you did, for me

it´s very daunting, tedious work. Though the worst of it is that I like it, the

exhaustion I make my brain suffer through, and for the benefit of what?

 

Corinthians qoute:  

"Follow the way of love & eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy. For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to

God. Indeed no one understands him, he utters mysteries with his spirit. But everyone who prophesies speaks to men for strengthening, encouragement, & comfort. He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church."

Corinthians referred ´spiritual gifts´ to knowing different tongues (languages).

Thus, makes me think learning Turkish isn´t sin, as long as I use it to edify the church (Spread the word of God). To majority of Turks of the Islamic religion,

I could talk about Jesus who brings our religions together. So this passion

I have for learning Turkish seems good.

 

For awhile I was convinced it was a God-given passion, but then I came across this qoute that I cannot qoute the exact words but it basically said the desire and passions of your heart are not Heavenly, but are of the devil.

Then this website I found:

 http://www.hellspassion.com/

 

 "A tranquil heart is life to the body,But passion is rottenness to the bones."

Proverbs 14:30 NASB

 

All this which confuses me, the safe route is to stop Turkish all together, but

I really wonder why I have this addiction, I cannot be sure why I am.

It´s either of God or of the devil. Just wondering if anyone has this addiction.

I have intervals of not learning turkish at all, but my self-will is weak compared to this desire. Please be open and share your honest thoughts, why not? {#emotions_dlg.super_cool}

4.       acute
202 posts
 13 Jan 2012 Fri 07:11 pm

After reading your posted proverbs and religious contextual back up to the reason why you are learning turkish I get the opinion you are  some type of troll - some type of spammer. If I am incorrect -  I would happily apologize and I would suggest you share your level of turkish ability by sharing your knowledge and where you learn from ( resources)(ideas)( hints).Or what interests and facinates you. What causes your frustration about learning. Not some bible thumping paraphrase. If you want to discuss religion go to a religious forum and share what ever floats your boat. Please be fair and share what you have learnt and and your resources here. Give us some sentences to translate and learn. Or help in the forum. This would be a much better way to share your developing Turkishness..

have a nice day

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5.       Tazx1
435 posts
 13 Jan 2012 Fri 10:58 pm

I am also addicted to Turkish ... but to acquire facility in it a lifelong endeavour.  It is one of the most beautiful languages ... perhaps fairly easy to acquire enough to be able to express oneself in a basic way ... but to sculpture ones thoughts .... only a native and well read person is capable of it.

I wish I could acquire necessary competence.

 

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6.       Sampanya
48 posts
 14 Jan 2012 Sat 12:17 am

hen Hoş bulduk! {#emotions_dlg.lol}

Thank you very much for the future apology then. We are all friends here.  Yes, it´s reasonable to serve the people as you suggest, great suggestion, but before that one must ask themselves ´Why Turkish?´, what influences Turkish upon me in my life (and in others too)? This is why I discussed religion here is because I am religious and believe my personal influence is of that nature. Furthermore, I wanted to reach out to others to let them know what is happening to me, to relate to others--for them to see they are not alone with feeling ´addicted´ to Turkish. To find an answer to this passion.

 

Many people have passions, I question what drives a Turkish language passion?

Is this of good or bad? I see others like me have a fascination with the Turkish language, but when you ask them why are you passionate about Turkish, they

say "I just like it"  ---implying they seem not to know why they like it, they ´just do´.

A Turkish language passion deserves more attention to it´s origins, what sparks the ´why´? Don´t you believe you should choose to spend the time to question your own character?

Most of Us Know This of our own Turkish language passions:

WhoUs Turkophiles)

What: (Turkish Language)

When: (When you discovered what Turkish language was)

Where: (Where you discovered what Turkish language was)

Why: (Why the passion for Turkish language?)

How: (How is this passion existing? How did I become to like this language? Do I ´just like it´--or what sparked this interest in me? What is it, that feeling? and etc...)

For me, I spent two years having an, as Tazx1 describes it as "a lifelong endeavor"--but why and how? I think it´s worth the time to really understand why we self-proclaimed Turkophiles have such a passion, such an afición for the Turkish language.

 

Other Ideas:

--Human Psychology to this? Do you have any theories to test out? This is becoming a good research project {#emotions_dlg.lol} {#emotions_dlg.koffie}

 

--The scientific method is the process used by scientists to test ideas about the world and verify their findings. The scientific method is a tool for helping us understand the why and how. http://physics.ucr.edu/~wudka/Physics7/Notes_www/img1.gif

 

 

I´ll spend more time on this later, openly here so that others can learn from and get ideas. Until then my friends, Arzusunda

7.       Sampanya
48 posts
 14 Jan 2012 Sat 04:23 am

This is going to remain open for everyone, maybe I´ll return later! {#emotions_dlg.bye}

 

8.       Sampanya
48 posts
 14 Jan 2012 Sat 06:11 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VNVI2tK7Zw&feature=player_embedded

 

It was all a matter of gaining more understanding through that video which has

the answer to my problem.{#emotions_dlg.applause} 

 

´Feelings have very little to do with wisdom.´

´Don´t live by your feelings, do what you know is right´ (It´s a test of wisdom)

 

  

9.       acute
202 posts
 14 Jan 2012 Sat 07:56 am

As I said  you are a troll......

 

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10.       Umut_Umut
485 posts
 14 Jan 2012 Sat 08:56 am

Arkadaşım ne diyorsun ? 

 

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