Hei alle! You’ve probably been wondering why I’ve been absent from my blogging duties here. Ever since I selected Norwegian and went to Norway, I’ve been devoting my free time to studying the language, albeit quietly. In the time I’ve been away, I’ve also thought very carefully about how to advance my next goal: to […]Read more "BIG, EXCITING (and maybe a little sad) NEWS — a NEW Norwegian blog!"
It’s been over a month when I revealed Norwegian to be the final choice for the language blog. Since that time, I’ve been a faithful and diligent student to it and I … well. I kinda, sorta went to Norway. As one would say in Norwegian, uh … hvad? Let’s do a quick rewind to […]Read more "A Kentuckian’s adventure to Norway: Rolling, skål and a little thing called Eurovision"
… NORWEGIAN!!!! This was NOT an easy decision to make! I was completely torn between all of the ones from Part Two, especially Turkish. However, I think I made the right decision and am very excited about learning the language. You can listen to me talk about this in my interview with Patrick Cox from […]Read more "And the language is …"
From the beginning, I never would have guessed that this project would take over a year. I had expected to be complete within five months time, choosing the language with little fan fare and studying it privately. After being prodded by my friend Dana, I decided to publish the blog. I chose a bunch of […]Read more "37 Languages: A brief look back"
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to speak Albanian with anyone this time around, but that didn’t deter me from learning more about it in Part Two. I got a lot of help from Albanian World, which is an excellent guide to those learning about the language for the first time. My feelings about Albanian are sort […]Read more "Part Two: Albanian Recap"
Not really a whole lot to say about Swedish this time around. While I did enjoy speaking it (especially with a couple of friends), I wasn’t left with the same impression I had with Norwegian, the other Scandinavian language I picked for part two. If anything, it just reminded me of a stronger version of […]Read more "Part Two: Swedish Recap"
Wow, what a doozy Turkish was! I had a lot of mistakes with it the second time around, but it was such a blast learning more about it! I want to give a HUGE thank you to my friends Ertuğ, Gökçe and Umut for practicing Turkish with me and giving me lots of helpful feedback! […]Read more "Part Two: Turkish Recap"