MMem 0529: Reprise: How to take minimal notes to stay focused in meetings by Timothy | Mar 17, 2016 | Podcast, Uncategorized | 2 comments Reprise: How to take minimal notes to stay focused in meetings What do you want to learn? Leave your question at http://MasterOfMemory.com/. Music credit: Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet, 2nd movement, performed by the US Army Band. 2 Comments Rónán on February 12, 2020 at 2:46 am Hi Timothy thank you for all the work you’re doing, I have been listening to your podcasts and find the possibilities of mnemonics very exciting. I wonder would you have any advice for someone attempting to learn the Celtic languages? I am focusing on the Ulster Dialect of Irish since that is where my family are from and in living there I have access to native speakers. I have been practicing the language for about a year but in a very scattered way. I sing in a Gaelic choir with native speakers (often phonetically) so my listening comprehension and pronounciation are reasonably good but I really struggle with any sort of coherent conversation beyond a few basic phrases. I have made a start using the method from the hack Italian podcast and from the accelerated Spanish course but any language specific advice would very much appreciated. Particularly any ideas on creating a Gaelic “Joel”. Go raibh mile maith agat! Reply Timothy on February 12, 2020 at 10:56 pm Hi Rónán! Great question. Unfortunately I can’t speak with any authority on Celtic languages specifically, but to begin a new language learning project, I highly recommend starting with the top 15 words on the frequency list, trying to learn all their meanings, and then looking up how they’re used in as many contexts as possible. Then proceed to the next 30 or so words. This is one of the most challenging things to do in a language-learning project, but it’s probably the best way to build a foundation very quickly. After that, any other learning you do (from textbooks, tutors, etc.) will make much more sense and fall into place. Good luck! Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.