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"
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"
Find out which languages I selected from the video below! More details about why they were selected and why others weren’t to come. The languages for part two are: Croatian Portuguese Norwegian Turkish Swedish Albanian Stay tuned! çok teşşekürler … çok mutlu ettin beni …Read more "Part Two: The final six languages"
Hi guys! The Lao wrap-up is coming shortly, but I just wanted to give you a few updates about the blog before we reach Part Two of the project. First, I will not be selecting ten languages as I originally stated. I’ve decided to limit it only to six. I meditated about this a lot […]Read more "Some important changes for the blog — check it out!"
It’s time to say shalom to Hebrew. And not a moment too soon! While I can sort of read words now, I think I underestimated everything else. SUMMARY: Hebrew, a Semitic language, dates back to Biblical times, when it was spoken by the Israelites. However, starting from 70 AD, the language was restricted to liturgical […]Read more "Hebrew: !שלום"