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Somewhat fitting for heritage languages is February 21. That’s today. “What’s so special about today?” you ask? Glad you asked. Today is UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day. Which heritage languages will you use to celebrate the day?
Today a friend sent me a link to entertaining piece at Karen’s Linguistics Issues. Most who have worked in corporate America will recognize a coworker in many of the phrases. My all-time favorite, though, is Action Item™, Professional Superhero.
As my lack of recent posts indicates, my language learning has hit one of those rough patches again. Actually, I am not too surprised. I seem to latch on to learning for eight to twelve, even sixteen weeks, and then … Continue reading
What is an adoptive language? In short, an adoptive language is a language a person chooses to learn and use. A few days ago I talked about my heritage languages. While some of those do fit the definition of adoptive … Continue reading
I had wanted to create this blog for quite some time. One impetus for finally plunging ahead was another blog post titled “Heritaged Languages.” Like ILuvEire, I am an American who only learned English growing up, and I would like … Continue reading
It was probably the chat with my Czech grandmother the other day that gave me the itch to start learning Czech. Until I looked through the phoneme inventory. After that it seemed like a better idea to scratch the conlang … Continue reading
Earlier today I visited Dictionary.com to look up a few words. One of the featured articles of the day was advertised as “Is the Bible different in English?” (The actual blog post title is “How many languages has the Bible been … Continue reading
Yesterday I had a nice long chat with living history: my Czech grandmother. I don’t know why I hadn’t asked her about it before. Maybe I didn’t think she wanted to talk about some of the less pleasant parts of … Continue reading
Tonight I started Pimsleur Norwegian all over again. It isn’t that I had forgotten the material. Instead, the material covered in the 10-unit version, that I had borrowed from the library, is not the same as the first ten units … Continue reading