Friday, January 20, 2017

My Cringeworthy 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. :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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. ;)

Monday, January 16, 2017

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...
  • Czech
  • Hungarian
  • Latvian
  • Norwegian
  • Romanian (One of my earliest, so I may keep this one.)
  • Slovenian
  • Ukrainian
I'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...
  • Bulgarian
  • Croatian/Serbian
  • Dutch
  • Estonian
  • Greek (modern)
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
But 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...
  • Russian
I'm becoming a jill of all trades and a master of none. I want to stop "collecting" languages and actually learn them. :)

Monday, January 02, 2017

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. :)