My new project: MinimalPairs.net

I’m working on a new mini-project. It’s in large part inspired by… well, many things. Motivation The most immediate inspiration comes from Patrick McKenzie’s blog, which I just finished reading in its entirety earlier this week while I was in Paris (well, I skipped a few posts that didn’t matter to me). His blog basically …

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Getting Anki 2.0 to work with Debian stretch

Recent updates to Debian testing (aka stretch) have rendered Anki broken, with the following error message at startup: $ anki Traceback (most recent call last): File “/usr/bin/anki”, line 7, in import aqt File “/usr/share/anki/aqt/__init__.py”, line 12, in from aqt.qt import * File “/usr/share/anki/aqt/qt.py”, line 22, in from PyQt4.QtWebKit import QWebPage, QWebView, QWebSettings ImportError: No module …

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The Glossophile: My new language learning blog

For several months I’ve had some ideas rolling around in my head for articles to write on my blog. Most of them have been about my passion for languages and language learning. Recently, as I’ve been reading books and other blogs on similar topics, the idea has been forming to start my own, more focused …

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List of French Minimal Pairs

EDIT: If you’re just interested in the list of French Minimal pairs, you can go straight there at my new site MinimalPairs.net. I’m in the early stages of learning French. I recently read Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It by Gabriel Wyner, which I highly recommend to anyone trying …

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