First things first, an apology for the unintended hiatus. I haven’t put new material out for a while, as my health issues flared up quite a bit. Without going into too much detail, I suffer from systemic lupus erythematosis (also called SLE or just “lupus”), which is an autoimmune condition, and when it flares badly, it can put me out of quite a bit of action! Here’s where it’s unfortunate to run a one-man blog! But I’ve been thinking it’s time to get back into the blog, as my to-do list for it is growing! (It’s one of those times I lament having so many hobbies! Not enough time to devote ideally to them all!)
Here is some of the material coming up (hopefully soon!):
- The second post on Parts of Speech in English
- A post on indefinite and definite articles in the relevant languages in the nominative case, and explanation of gender of nouns
- Releasing the Animals game on Sporcle for Lesson 5
- A lesson on family vocabulary
- Although it’s not very useful, I’m going to write out the names for all countries too! I’m a geography buff, and recently discovered that my French knowledge of country names wasn’t very good, and I was too disappointed to let it go!
- Finally posting the Mac keyboard codes to write accented characters
If there are any requests, or something you feel is a gross omission, please feel free to write and let me know! In depth posts on grammatical cases will follow the Parts of Speech series in English, as well as a post for each case in each language with examples, finally followed by concise tables for each language as an handy go-to guide.
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The site includes material for all eleven languages of Polyglot Scot, and includes lessons as well as associated games, for which you can practice with audio or without, depending on what’s available for which lesson. I recommend it particularly if you are learning mostly from written words, as it’s a different experience altogether to recognize words by their sound. I found the games particularly useful on learning colors in Polish for example, as the phonemes are very different from how they are written if your native tongue is e.g. English.
It also includes myriad other languages, including Icelandic, Korean, and Maori among many others, so is well worth checking out for your language needs. I hope you find it useful!