P'nawn da, ffrindiau! Sut dach chi? Dw i'n dda iawn, diolch yn fawr! To be honest with you, I wasn't entirely sure what I was going to write about this month. I know I've got a bit of a reputation as a serial dabbler, and I can't deny that I've definitely earned it in the … Continue reading Adventures in Welsh
Listen. I’m still processing 2017, and I think it’s deeply unfair of you to make me embark upon yet another year I’m not ready for with so little warning. I hear what some of you are screaming at your screens, it allegedly happens like this every twelve months. To those vocal few I say this: … Continue reading New year, same old me
Bore da, ffrindiau! Sut dach chi? Y Bioden Ieithoedd dw i. Dw i’n dysgu Cymraeg. And if you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll probably know that I’ve been dysgu-ing Cymraeg for quite some time, with embarrassingly little to show for it. My voracious dabbling is well documented on this blog, and although … Continue reading Dach chi’n prynu pannas, Mrs Jones?
It's been a while since I've done one of these posts. As anyone who has been following this blog or my socials for any length of time will know, I'm a bit of a dabbler when it comes to language learning. That's why my blog is called the language magpie, I flit between shiny objects … Continue reading For the love of words, revisited
Dydh da! An Biesen Yethow ov vy. Trigys ov vy yn Pow Sows. Dewdhek warn ugens ov vy. Treylyas ov vy. My a wor kewsel Sowsnek, Danek, Norgaghek, ha Swedek, ha my a vynn dyski Kernewek. Hedhyw yw dy’Gwener an kynsa a vis Gorthoren. Alright, so it's not much, but it's honest work. I'm sure many … Continue reading Revealing my ✨secret✨language✨!
So since I spoiled you all (read: really tuckered out the ol' brain box) by writing two posts last month, I'm taking this month off, so this is just going to be a quick little language-learning update. It's been quite a busy month as it happens - I took a trip into Northumberland to my … Continue reading Taking the month off – a short update
So, cards on the table here... this isn't the post I'd had planned for this month, but it seemed kind of in bad taste to post that, given everything that's going on in the world. So I've relegated that until next month, and instead, I wanted to share a little impromptu check-in about my language-learning … Continue reading A short update
Well! It feels like I've been teasing this post for a while, so it feels strange to actually sit down and write it. As many of you who are regular readers of my blog, I mentioned (somewhat obliquely) towards the end of last year that I had been taking language classes online - but I … Continue reading Latgalian, a journey into the unknown
I'm no stranger to putting a little too much on my plate, and I'm not just talking about at Lao's Chinese buffet. Mainly because it closed down during the pandemic. Last year, when the time came to do Polyglot NaNoWriMo, it coincided with me moving into my new flat, so I was fighting to find … Continue reading Another slice of Polyglot NaNoWriMo
I find it quite hard to believe that's suddenly May already. I must have expressed this before, but there's a certain amount of stagnation involved in a global pandemic in my experience. Or perhaps 'stasis' would be a better word that doesn't make me sound like a load of old pond water. Everything feels like … Continue reading A statement of intent