A late-20s university grad living in the Bay Area.
Aspiring polyglot with Spanish and Japanese under my belt. My eyes are set for French, German, Italian, and Hawai'ian. I often get distracted from my language learning.
My obsessive-compulsions include stopping the microwave only when the time remaining is divisible by five and reading the fine print on commercials.
My first sip of tea was out of my baby bottle. I make one of the best cuppas you’ll ever taste.
Germany: eine, zwei, bitte, Wasser, groß, Dankeschön, danke, hallo, Guten Tag, tschüss, ja, “wo ist Toilette?”
French: merci, l’eau, bonjour, au revoir, “si vous plais”, “ou es toilette?”
I would speak in broken [insert language] and we’d either figure it out from body language or, more often the case, the second party spoke English. Usually I was complimented on my attempts which was encouraging. :)
"Ich will eine Wasser trinken, bitte."I’m just trying to say “I want some water, please”.
Has anyone used the Hamiltonian system for language learning? Someone recommended it on the Tofugu Google+ page, but I can’t find examples on any blogs or sites.
I get the primary focus is to shift from grammar to vocabulary, and emphasize reading, reading, reading. But I’m skeptical.
Luxembourgish sounds like a blend of German and French. Possibly Danish and French.
Yes, I know it’s all stems from the Germanic language family.
This makes me wish there was a version of “Seven Degrees Of…” with languages.