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I am learning Swedish even more. I have practically ceased doing anything but reading a book with audio in Swedish. I have read 80 pages total which is not all that much if you consider the time needed to get good in Swedish. I have also found somebody to whom I occasionally text on Skype in Swedish. I find that pretty helpful in terms of learning informal speech, getting my mistakes corrected and my questions answered. I have delayed my …
Alright, so this blog seems dead. I think you do know that. I do kind of feel bad about this because this is only of the few sites that I run online. But oh well, I guess I should have found a better niche. This blog simply ran out of ideas.
The question, though: are there things you would like to hear about? If so, tell in the comments.
What does IONA mean?
IONA means Islands of the North Atlantic.
I have posted a while ago how to become educated even if you have finished school (and have fun in the process). This time I want to talk about something yet unrelated to languages, yet very cool: star gazing. It is something I have done only for the last few nights yet but I have thoroughly enjoyed and I want you to try it: watching at the night sky and identifying the constellations. Here’s what it’s all about.
I know Lithuanian. I have been learning some Latvian lately. If somebody asked me “Which one is easier: Lithuanian or Latvian?” I would now answer “Latvian”. Latvian is easier to learn for both English-speakers and speakers of other non-Baltic languages. Here’s why.
A Renaissance person is somebody with a wide-range of interests, talents, skills and knowledge. Alternative terms are a polymath, a Renaissance man/woman or informally a jack of all trades. Let’s discuss what you should know to become one!
Here are the skills and subjects that I believe a Renaissance person should have or be knowledgable in:
Languages: I have once written a post discussing what languages you should know to travel the word freely. I would say you would have to know …
One thing that I have learned by making courses for a lot of different languages was that I can learn them all (a bit). So can you.
When I was little, I thought I would speak several languages as a grown up. I never remember dreaming exactly about knowing a lot of them but I can remember that I was thinking I would later speak Lithuanian, English, German, Russian, French, Spanish… and that would be good to go. At that …