Wow, it’s been 4 months since my last post! So what have I been up to?
I recently spent a bit of time studying Portuguese verb conjugations. I was using this site that focuses on Brazilian Portuguese verb forms.
That got me thinking about verbs and how different they are across different languages. It also got me thinking about the different parts to verb conjugations – time, aspect, mood, transivity, voice, modality, etc. Let’s look briefly at each part and then at how verbs across several languages work.
It’s been a few months, but I haven’t forgotten about this blog!
Here’s a good lyric video I found on Youtube with lyrics in English and French for the song “Hello” by Adele. / Voici est une bonne vidéo que j’ai trouvé sur Youtube pour la chanson « Hello » par Adele. Les paroles sont en anglais et en français.
Hi all I guess it’s been about a month since I posted here. My apologies. The last few weeks I’ve been working through personal struggles.
Meera, who guest posted recently, wrote this on her blog and I wanted to share it all with you. I love how convincing she is!
Japanese is one of the languages I’m studying although I’m more at a beginner level than Meera is. But I agree with her on every single point.
As I mentioned in my other post, I’m doing a series on why you should do certain languages! And today’s language is…. Japanese! I’m trying to do mostly underrated languages (last time the language was Hindi) and this may surprise you but I consider Japanese to be an underrated language. I hear way too many times that Japanese is useless, that only nerdy “otakus” learn it (don’t even get me started on how offensive this is), that the Japanese economy is lagging, and that it is too hard and people often tell me I should learn a practical language like Spanish. Hindi and Japanese have been the two languages I got the most negative reactions to which is why I decided to do my first two postings on them. Now I have to say, I don’t have as much experience with Japanese as I do with Hindi. I have taken…
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This past week I didn’t do much language study again. I had my Spanish class last week Monday, which I believe I mentioned in last week’s MLJ update. Apart from that, I mostly used French, Spanish, or Portuguese whenever I could with friends via text, Facebook, Whatsapp, Hangouts, or Skype.
My apologies that this is a day late.
I didn’t do as much language study as I would’ve liked to last week. The languages I worked on were Albanian, Portuguese, French, and a little bit of Albanian and Japanese.
Welcome back to my series on linguistics. In last week’s lesson, we looked at airstream mechanisms – what they are and the different types. These mechanisms allow us to make different types of sounds which can then be used in speech. This week, we will look at these different types of speech sounds.