Thursday, January 7, 2016

Time flies...

I made a New Year's Resolution... I'll cut my language studies to about 15 minutes per language per day.
Trying to avoid full immersion, and let it take time, so that I won't get distracted by another interest of mine... I find it really hard not to dive straight in and engage 100%.
That's not bad, it's just that I go in 100% for EVERYTHING I do.
Which means that when I am into exercising, I exercise several hours a day and brush up the form and technique and all that. Which means that I have no time for anything else.
When I'm into reading, I read 16/7 and the only time I don't read is when I'm sleeping. I read when I brush my teeth, I read when I eat, I read when I take my daily promenade.
When I'm into art, I paint 16/7. When I'm into crafts, I craft 16/7. And so on.
So - now I'm trying to engage myself to ALL my interests, 100% BUT only 15-60 minutes a day.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Oy... a year ago...

Anyway, I was watching this "Twins learning a new language in a week" and found it really fun and exciting and inspiring. I even recognized some Turkish words! Yay! :-D

Monday, October 20, 2014

Back to Maltese


Learning With Texts has lost all my data. :-(
I have lost my Maltese workbook and notes.
I have lost my links.

I need to start it all over again. From scratch. *sigh*
I don't want to. I want the 6 weeks' heavy studying to show, but I don't remember much. After all, it was a year ago. Or even longer back in time.



Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Feeling about languages

Isn't it interesting how our experiences of things not too connected to languages, influence how we feel about the languages?

I fell in love with a Norwegian guy. I wanted to learn Norwegian. I even developed a Norwegian accent. :-D

He made it clear that he doesn't want to know about me. Now the mere Norwegian accent irks me. Seeing text in Norwegian makes my upper lip curl. Right now I detest Norwegian and Swedish, and practically the whole North European Germanic language group, except Danish, and I'm not too sure about that either.

But this "adventure" enriched my language with a couple of words. Rumpetroll og rasshøl. And I do pronounce them with Norwegian accent.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Hello, hello, hello...!

Again. Long time no seen :-)

I stopped the 6 weeks challenge - and I also stopped studying Maltese. Ha. Typical me.

So - the next one starts tomorrow :-D
I suppose I need to start participating.

I'm just very into FarmVille right now - and so is my hubby - and we have only one computer.
Well... there's always the library :-D

Anyway, I need to get better with my French and Italian, as I plan to travel a little next year.
Does anyone know how to get in contact with locals BEFORE a week's vacation, to make some contacts and get something wonderful to do during the vacation?

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Æsop's Fables, as Romanized by Phædrus

BBC Quick Fix - Maltese 

I need to quit 6 weeks' challenge. I'm too competitive so I start stressing too much and cause myself too much trouble over nothing, and start neglecting important things like housekeeping and friends.
I will be doing the work, though, but I won't be recording my minutes.