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“Babel No More” by Michael Erard focuses on a particular group of people who know and learn multiple languages, known as hyperpolyglots. Although I do not aspire to be a hyperpolyglot, I do like to read about languages and language … Continue reading
My study time has significantly increased since I set out my four goals in my last update. I feel really good about my progress. It feels good to be actively using a language. I’m not changing my goals. But I … Continue reading
Another article about bilingualism and the brain has appeared. I’ve posted about such studies before, but this time I want to respond to the comments that came with the article. It seems that some people are bothered by the concept … Continue reading
I think I’ve had fairly reasonable exposure to different computer operating systems in my daily life. My home computer has the Windows OS. I’ve used Mac OS in the past and now use a version of it in the form … Continue reading
I haven’t made much progress in my Japanese studies. Even though I have learned hiragana and katakana, I still need to review all the characters. Regularly. I’ve probably already forgotten some, so I need to practice. The next step after … Continue reading
The word for this week was inspired by the article “A Camellia Preserve on an Island Known for Tabasco Peppers” from the NY Times. The article introduces the camellia that bloom on an island off of Louisiana. I tend to … Continue reading
The word for this week is book. The Han characters for the words for book all mean book in Chinese. 書 (shu) is the general word for book. 本 (ben) is the word used to count 書. The word 冊 … Continue reading
I was reading an article on The Guardian titled “Being bilingual may delay Alzheimer’s and boost brain power” and wondered if there were other reports of language learning and health. I found an article from the BBC titled “Being bilingual … Continue reading
This week’s word is soccer. I managed to find the hanja for soccer for Korean, so included those too. It seems that Japanese for soccer is a direct transliteration. In Chinese, 足 means foot and 球 is ball. The words … Continue reading