This past month I've been so busy with work and other commitments that I've barely had any time for anything else. My language books have mostly been gathering dust, I haven't had time to even think about writing and even my Netflix account called the police remotely to carry out a welfare check. So to … Continue reading A General Update
Als je mij op Twitter of Instagram volgt, dan weet je nu al dat ik vorige maand in Amsterdam was. Dit was mijn tweede keer in Nederland, en deze keer wou ik veel meer Nederlands spreken. Dit doel heb ik helaas niet bereikt, want in restaurants en cafés in Amsterdam is het zwaar te uitvogelen, … Continue reading Een week in Nederland
Hello there, and a very happy new year to you, wherever you may be. Well then! Here we are. New Year’s Day, 2020. The beginning of a new decade - I suppose, depending on time zone, some of you might already onto the 2nd of January, but let's not get into that, it's far too … Continue reading Dawn of the Decade
So, today is the first day of December. That means that Polyglot NaNoWriMo is over for another year, and I suppose you’re wondering how and what I ended up doing. Well, I toyed with the idea of trying to teach myself French through the medium of writing… but in the end, I figured it would … Continue reading A Swing and a Miss
The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things! Of shoes, of ships, of sealing wax - of cabbages and kings! ...sorry, I'm not sure what happened there. Nevertheless, it’s time for Polyglot NaNoWriMo! This is something of a placeholder post because pretty much all of my writing energy for this month … Continue reading Let’s Go, NaNoWriMo!
I’ve been doing a lot of dabbling in various languages over the past few months, and I’ve really learned a lot. I’d be lying if I said I regretted it because I quite enjoy having a broad pool of knowledge (though in some parts it’s incredibly shallow) to draw from. Languages are living things which … Continue reading For the love of words
Over the past few months, I’ve lost my way a bit when it comes to language learning. I’ve been jumping around from project to project like a madman, never really getting anywhere with anything. But I do love a good dabble, and although I’ve not really attained any sort of deep knowledge about any particular … Continue reading Dabbling on the Livonian coast
Kia ora koutou! Kei te pēhea koutou? Ko Den Språkliga Skatan ahau. Ko wai ō koutou ingoa? Nō Ingaranga ahau. Nō hea koutou? He iti tōku reo Māori. Kei te ako au i te reo Māori. He reo Māori ō koutou? ...I have to admit, that's as far as I managed to get as far … Continue reading Indigenous LangJam – Te reo Māori
Уважаемые товарищи! Городской совет народных депутатов сообщает, что в связи с аварией на Чернобыльской атомной электростанции в городе Припяти складывается неблагоприятная радиационная обстановка. - Extract from the announcement played during the evacuation of Pripyat. Like everyone else in the world, I’ve been watching a little series on HBO/Sky called Chernobyl. I’ve always been fascinated by … Continue reading Внимание, внимание!
Well, here we are - almost half way through the year already! As this past month has been particularly busy for me, I just wanted to take this opportunity to quickly check in and do a bit of a linguistic stock take, and maybe set out some goals for the rest of the year. As … Continue reading Stock taking & goal setting