Tea: Passion Fruit/black tea. It is nice, but over-steeps quite rapidly. My relationship with Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) has been off-and-on. I went to Scotland a few years back, and fell in love with everything Scottish. Having had a falling out with A Scottish friend, I found it to be too raw to connect with … Continue reading Scottish Gaelic/Gàidhlig: A New Beginning
I am not drinking tea right now...I am drinking soda. I know. It is an affront to decency. I have started on my NaNoWriMo project. I am aiming for a collection of works (an idea presented by my roommate/friend S. Kay Smith). I have been debating about a short story for a bit, and I … Continue reading Languages, and NaNoWriMo
Eg har alltid likt eventyr. Eg har lese dei siden eg var eitt barn. Her eitt er: There once was a gander (ein gasse) who lived in a golden box (ein gyllen kasse/ei gyllen kasse). He had a golden bowl (ein gyllen bolle), and a golden spoon (ei gyllen skei). He (Han) even had … Continue reading Nynorsk: The Golden Gander (Part 1)
Basic Disclaimer: I am not a native speaker. I am using these posts as a way of chronicling a semi-auto-didactic process. In other words, this is my way of seeing my own journey. I hope that others learn from it, and I hope that others contribute knowledge to it. To the Nynorsk activists out there, … Continue reading Nynorsk: The Harvest
Nynorsk is quite an intriguing concept. It is the concept that a standard language can be achieved through rigorous linguistic study, and that a people can be united under it. That concept of a culture united intoxicates me. I find myself chasing it in my dreams -- awake, and asleep ones --. The idea that … Continue reading The Life of a Bird: A Musing on Nynorsk
Song: 'Ode to Billy Joe' sung by Paula Cole Tea: Valerian root tea. I like the calming qualities, but it leaves me hungry every time. Is toigh leam coineanaich. Tha coineanaich peallag. We cannot proceed without the required sentences. For those who do not know, when learning any new language, I start with two sentences: … Continue reading Tea Time Ruminations: Gaelic
Basic Disclaimer: I am not a native speaker. I am using these posts as a way of chronicling a semi-auto-didactic process. In other words, this is my way of seeing my own journey. I hope that others learn from it, and I hope that others contribute knowledge to it. To the Nynorsk activists out there, … Continue reading Velkomen!