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.
I really like #Duolingo but their app crashed so much I had to delete it. I tried the site on my laptop instead and that keeps crashing.
I’m starting to lose the momentum from my polyglot tag exploration…
Two years after my first round, 62 points out of 150 - only 25 questions right out of 50. I did slightly worse than before.
Japanese: 41 points/150 - 18/50 questions. Consistent considering I have placed my studies on hold.
Meh… could have done a lot better.
Wayne was playing Just Cause 2 last night when Jazzie and I returned from our avoid-the-woo-cuddle-party outing. We started watching the game play and I thought that it would be awesome to become a travel consultant for gaming companies. The idea snowballed into language development when the dialect for [the fictional island of] Panau was spoken. I thought it has elements of Tagalog but I couldn’t tell if the speech pattern was SVO or SOV. My desire to work with language and game publishing skyrocketed.
I tried googling some advice but all I found was a gamer Linguistics PhD who was ripping the [made-up] language for one of the Star Wars games. I guess I’ll have to just get the advanced degree and figure it out later… :-\
I thought it was “fuck the world” as it sprung up around the same time as FML, so I was getting real pissed off that people were using it all the time - that’s rather abrasive. Why should the world fuck off because your pasta wasn’t al dente? Imagine my surprise when I found out the real meaning… Interesting. I don’t think many other people who used it were aware of what they were saying like my dad and his gen with LOL.