Je vais essayer à écrire ce post entièrement en français. Il y aura probablement plusieurs des erreurs, alors en avance je vous demande pardon!
I’ve decided to stop the #100Days challenge. Over the past week to two weeks I have been focusing quite a bit on French, Spanish, Portuguese, and German, with some Italian and Japanese added in. I have been using various language exchange Meetups and the site Duolingo to practice and study these six. I also started the #100Days challenge as a way to focus even more on French, Spanish, and Portuguese.
I’m going to post corrected versions of the previous day’s texts, both as a way for me to be able to compare what I wrote against the correct form, and for those reading my blog who are also learning French, Spanish, and/or Portuguese. If you are reading this as your first post, you should read this post first.
As I wrote in My languages & multilingual journey, part 2, my language journey over this past year is quite varied, and requires me to split the story into two posts. Herein lies the second part to the story of how I came to study 20 languages simultaneously.
At the end of July I was still focusing on 8 languages – French, Spanish, Portuguese, Tamil, German, Japanese, Norwegian, and Tagalog. At the same time, I was becoming more active on UniLang (UL).
Today, October 2, 2014, shall be day one of the #100DaysofLanguageLearning challenge. I will try to write a few sentences in each language I’ve chosen – French, Spanish, and Portuguese. I will also try to write something different in each language, as opposed to translating the same text into all there languages.
For example, tonight I have written about my language study activities this evening, as well as my plans for tomorrow. I have broken this up between the three languages.
A fellow blogger and, as it turns out, Unilanger (the denonym for a member of UniLang) who recently started following my blog invited me to take the #100DaysofLanguageLearning challenge. The challenge may be named differently, but that is the name I’ve chosen to call it.
Several times in previous posts I’ve used the term “conventional wisdom”, especially in reference to my following said wisdom and it being a negative choice.
The truth is that I’m actually angry and upset with myself. Angry that I listened to others for most of my life, and let them dictate my pursuit of my passion.