Saturday, March 31, 2007

A Bit-O-Bulgarski


Here's another basic sentence:
Има много хубави къщи на страната.
There are a lot of beautiful houses in the country(side).

I'm not 100% sure it's correct though. I do, however, know how to say, вали дъжд, and it's coming down super hard!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

So Far

Казвам се Кели.  Родена съм в Индианаполис.  Не говоря български.
My name is Kelly.  I was born in Indianapolis.  I don't speak Bulgarian.

Three fascinating statements. :)

I get so anxious to dive into the language that I often forget the importance of the beginning stages. Yes, it can be boring and slow-going learning such basic (and seemingly useless) phrases, but it's all part of the process of building on and increasing knowledge.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

An Update

I figured I should finally update this thing. Here's the scoop on my language learning:

No longer dabbling in Persian. I've decided I don't want to learn it afterall, but I do have a strong interest in learning Lithuanian. That said, I'm resisting the temptation, what with all the other languages I've got going.

I've decided to bring Norwegian back into the mix, but I really need to get the hang of pronunciation and intonation. The pronunciation isn't so bad, but that pitch accent has been a problem for me.

And finally, I sent an email to my older sister in D.C., asking her about any bookshops that sold literature in foreign languages (other than Spanish, which I can easily get in St. Louis). I figured since D.C. is more of an international city, she would have more luck. I'm excited to see what she finds for me. :)