Well! What a month that was. As you may remember from last time, I was about to embark upon a language challenge known among the initiated as (the?) LangJam. To quickly catch up those of you who missed the post I'm referring to, the LangJam is an event where people who are interested in languages … Continue reading My LangJam experience
Hello friends! I wanted to do something a little bit different this month. Instead of a retrospective look back on what's been going on, I'd like to turn that on its head and look forwards to what's coming up over the next couple of months. Most of you who are active in the language learner … Continue reading Eyes front, soldier!
Ahoj! Dobrý den! Já jsem Den Språkliga Skatan. Vítejte na mém blogu. Jak už víte, začínám se učit česky. Jde mi to dobře, ale jsem ještě stále na základní úrovni. Můj cíl pro příští rok je stát se lepším. Vím, že úroveň C1 je ambiciózní cíl. Ambiciózní, ale ne nemožný. Čeština je velmi krásný jazyk, … Continue reading Šťastný nový rok!
Well, here we are again. It's December, which means that NaNoWriMo 2018 has drawn to a close. As many of you will already know, I was participating in a somewhat modified version - Polyglot NaNoWriMo, in which a participant writes 200 words in a language that isn't their mother tongue every day, every day in … Continue reading The NaNoWriMo Blues
A few months ago, I started regaling you all with the story of my journey into Conlanging. I'm by no means an expert in this field, as I'm sure you're aware - but I've been reading a little more and watching YouTube videos about the subject and that gave me the kick I need to … Continue reading Journey to the past: my journey into conlanging, part 2
I'm always a tad reluctant to use the term 'polyglot', as it seems to imply a kind of born talent for languages that honestly, I'm not sure I have; but among my friends, suffice it to say that I'm known as the languages guy. Although I only speak four languages (three of them being incredibly … Continue reading Resource Management
It all started when I was coming into my final year of university. At this point my love of languages was already in full swing after having appeared like a bolt from the blue a few years earlier, and I’d already dabbled in German, Norwegian, and Esperanto. I had also completed my five-month Erasmus programme … Continue reading Once more unto the breach: my journey into conlanging, part 1
There's an event that takes place every year in November called NaNoWriMo, which stands for National Novel Writing Month. The idea is that you write around 1600 words every single day for a month, without editing as you go. If you manage to do that, you end up with 50,000 words of a novel. Sure, … Continue reading Polyglot NaNoWriMo
Mi estis tedita semajnfine, kaj mi volis lerni alian lingvon, ĉar... mi estas mi, kaj mi trovas ĝin trankvila. Sed kiu lingvo devas mi lerni? Mi iris al Tumblr, por trovi inspiro kaj Mi trovis grupon de homoj, kiuj estis pasiigitaj pri sia lingvo. Kaj tiel komencis mi lerni esperanton. 'Sed esperanto estas tre malbela,' … Continue reading Ĉu mi lernas alian lingvon?
こんにちは！元気ですか？僕はデン・スプロークリガ・スカータンです。イギリス人です。二十六歳です。翻訳者です！英語とデンマーク語とスウェーデン語とノルウェー語を話します。日本語を勉強します。日本語は美しい言語です。僕はいつか日本へ行きたい。あなたは日本語を勉強しますか？頑張って！寿司を食べませんか？ I can't actually remember if I've mentioned it on this blog, but I'm currently trying to learn Japanese. As those of you with any knowledge of Japanese will be able to see above, my current level is very basic, but I'd like to think that I'm slowly improving... I managed to transcribe the Swedish … Continue reading 日本語を勉強しましょう！