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Lingua.guru beta test learning resources

Unread post by Níall Beag » Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:57 am

Hi all,

I'm in the process of building a language app called Lingua.guru. Progress has been slow, so in order to try to push myself further, and to make some kind of use of what I've done so far, I thought I'd start uploading a few mini-tools for free public use.

I've uploaded my first mini-tool -- a page for practising prepositional pronouns -- instructions in this forum thread.



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Unread post by vb99 » Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:03 pm

Well -- that was fun!
I did the whole table - in one go - not one preposition at a time - and it really showed up my knowledge gaps.
Also I left the slider positioned in the middle.
Looks like everything works, except I got this error message for e+aig.
I entered aige - but it was noted wrong. So I used the ?? button - and that is what returned the error message.

{ "type": "Gap", "subtype": "Freetext", "content": "aige", "response": "aige", "revealed": true, "skipped": true, "complete": true }

Now I'll click next and see what happens.

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Unread post by Níall Beag » Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:59 am

vb99 wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:03 pm
Looks like everything works, except I got this error message for e+aig.
I entered aige - but it was noted wrong. So I used the ?? button - and that is what returned the error message.

{ "type": "Gap", "subtype": "Freetext", "content": "aige", "response": "aige", "revealed": true, "skipped": true, "complete": true }
That's very odd. I can't replicate the error -- some fiddly wee bug somewhere -- so I'll keep an eye out for anything similar happening later.

Hope you find it useful in dealing with those gaps you've found anyway!

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Unread post by GunChleoc » Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:30 am

Thanks for doing these!

Let me know when you're ready for an announcement on our news page.

BTW there are more learning games among the browser games listed on this site: https://www.foramnagaidhlig.net/index.php?page=147
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Unread post by Níall Beag » Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:03 pm

Right, wee update -- hoping to get something new up at least once a week.

Rather than having separate pages for everything, from now just go to https://lingua.guru/lg-beta.

Now the "Start" button has been changed for "Start Prepositional Pronoun Questions" and a second button "Start Memory Game (weather)" has been added. It's a classic turn-over-the-cards, matching-pairs memory game, but as is common in language classrooms, you're matching a picture with a spoken word, not another picture.

I'm planning to add in a counter that tallies up the number of turns you take, and there might even be a multiplayer version coming along in the not-too distant future.

The tables for the prepositional pronouns are now marked out with coloured boxes to make it easier to read down columns and along rows.

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Unread post by Níall Beag » Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:57 pm

Further minor update -- added a second memory game with colours and household vocabulary.
I'll probably get some additional vocabulary in there for next week (including animals, most likely).

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Unread post by Níall Beag » Sun May 03, 2020 1:19 pm

I've added the animal memory game mentioned last week, and also some practice questions on telling the time.
There's a bug in the time questions, so you only hear the question read out the first time. I'll try and fix this for next week.

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Unread post by vb99 » Mon May 04, 2020 1:46 am

Hi -
These are fun and good practice! I'm wondering if there could be a "check all" button on the prepositions page to choose all the prepositions at once. I realize that's just lazy on my part, but I thought I would ask since that's what I've been doing - the whole table all at once for practice.
Tapadh leat!

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Unread post by Níall Beag » Mon May 04, 2020 1:02 pm

vb99 wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 1:46 am
Hi -
These are fun and good practice! I'm wondering if there could be a "check all" button on the prepositions page to choose all the prepositions at once. I realize that's just lazy on my part, but I thought I would ask since that's what I've been doing - the whole table all at once for practice.
Tapadh leat!
Thanks for the suggestion -- it's done now.

When I first made it I intended to do that, but didn't know immediately how to do it and just wanted to get it all online. As soon as you said it I knew I'd be able to find the answer in a single Google search so I fixed it straight away. Now there's a select all and a deselect all button. I'll change it soon so that all the different types of questions get mixed in together rather than being distinct sections.

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Unread post by vb99 » Mon May 04, 2020 7:21 pm

Mòran taing! I tried it and it's great!

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Unread post by Níall Beag » Sat May 09, 2020 11:46 am

Updates:

1) You now select all the types of question you want, and they will be mixed up and presented in a random order
2) Whenever you see the "next >" button, you can now just press the enter key to continue.
3) I've added in a very sketchy little hangman. Currently only using the words from the animal cards. (This is a modified form of a little exercise I set myself to learn Vue.js. It needs major revision.) You can either press the on-screen buttons, or just press a letter key on your keyboard.

I'm going to work on more user-friendly feedback next, cos I know the little pop-up windows it's currently using are kind of irritating, and they also delay other feedback (images, text, sound).

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