Sunday, November 20, 2011

Of course I couldn't...

52 languages, 52 weeks...
Week six is over, and I haven't studied much Syriac at all. I can't find any motivation.
I have been practicing my Hebrew letters though. Ha.

I am also getting more and more interested in the Scandinavian languages. As far as I know I have the access to the Norwegian guy for three more months and that's it... so, I kind of think it would be better if I can use him now. :-D
So I have been learning how to count in Norwegian and Danish today.

Okay... Norwegian. Sounds pretty easy, huh?
But what... what are they doing with N? "enjnn"? R? Ärjr? My husband says that I shouldn't bother about such matters, the correct pronunciation comes with time, so I think I'll believe him.
Danish alphabet... I can say F, L, M, N, S, X and Æ :-D My Danish husband says my pronunciation is good for a foreigner :-D It's very good of him :-)

6 weeks challenge:
So... I was talking with a guy, and said that I am giving French only about 60%, not 100%. I have been wasting this day too, listening to funny videos at YouTube, listening to French songs, learning Danish and Norwegian, and 1 P.M. I decided to stop wasting my time and put in some serious language learning... now it's 5 P.M. Guess if I have studied French? No.


  1. As a learner of Danish I can tell you that the pronounciation of Danish is rather tricky because it is very irregular. Studying Danish requires a lot of audiotraining! The most difficult Danish letter to pronounce is the "soft d" which is a mixture of an English "th" and an "l" - sound. As well you will find out that native Danish speakers "mumble" a lot of written letters, so writing a Danish dictation is a complicated task.


  2. It is no wonder the Danish children take a long time to learn to speak...

    I have a weird taste when it comes to languages - I think three of the most fascinating languages of the world are Danish, Dutch and Portuguese... the very languages that are considered the ugliest languages by majority of people... :-D

  3. That's a big misconception of such people to find these languages ugly! You have to get familiar with their sound first and then to do the hard work to train their pronounciation with a lot of audiotraining or speaking with natives or fluent L2 - speakers. As it may be hard in the beginning it's worthwhile the efford and it's much more rewarding than only speaking English in these countries.

    I would encourage everyone to learn Dutch, Danish and Portuguese!