Showing posts from January, 2017

My Cringeworthy Bulgarian

Reading Bulgarian
From yesterday: me reading the dialogue from lesson one in my Beginner's Bulgarian (Hippocrene) book.  Two couples are flying from New York to Sofia and are basically just getting to know each other: What do you do? Do you have any kids? blah blah blah, yada yada yada.  
I definitely got stuck here and there, and have no doubt my stress is wrong, pronunciation isn't great and who knows what else.  But hey, I tried.  In fact, I had to start over several times and finally just settled on this rendition.  I like the Bulgarian language though and want to get better at it, so any help is appreciated. :)

Shameless Plug

Three posts in one day!  Anyway, I wanted to promote my jewelry blog here, because well, why not?

Be sure to take a look at...
Kelly's Jewelry
My profile gives more info on my jewelry-making hobby (that I hope to turn into something of a career.)

As soon as it crossed my mind to post this, I was thinking of ways I could incorporate language into my jewelry.  Brainstorming session coming up... :)

Language Petals

I had originally left this blog to form a new one: LanguagePetals.  I guess my intention was for it to be a replacement language blog, but sort of became an everything blog for my interests.  Looks like my last post was Christmas 2015 - must've been the year I decided I was tired of blogging. ha!  Anyway, if interested in seeing some of my language learning musings from that blog, just check out the CATEGORIES on the left sidebar.I no longer update that blog. :)

Bulgarian Focus

I'm going to put my focus on Bulgarian over the next few days.  I downloaded several apps to my phone, so will start there.  I've been studying Bulgarian for several years and know a few things, but it's been a while.  Of course I have my Bulgarian language books too.  Those two TY books are pretty much identical, but I guess I felt the need to buy both.  I'll share what I learn and maybe you can learn a little български yourself. ;)

Language DeClutter

Last post, I said I was going to drop some languages.  I can never bring myself to actually do it, but the ones I'm considering (off the top of my head) are... CzechHungarianLatvianNorwegianRomanian (One of my earliest, so I may keep this one.)SlovenianUkrainianI'm at least going to do the courses I have for each of these and from there, see if I want to continue.
My definite keepers are... BulgarianCroatian/SerbianDutchEstonianGreek (modern)LithuanianPolishPortugueseSpanishBut who knows, maybe I'll find myself phasing out a couple of these too and really just focus hard on five or six.  
My can't decide either way... RussianI'm becoming a jill of all trades and a master of none. I want to stop "collecting" languages and actually learn them. :)

I'm Back!

I decided to revive this blog last night.  I still love learning languages, but it's been a while since I've really concentrated on any of them.  I might drop a few, because I really am trying too many, but I'll talk about that in another post. :)