Friday, May 22, 2009

I speak 6 languages

So the worst/best thing happened today.....Half Price Books opened in OKC!! Ahh!! The best for my reading and purchasing pleasures the worst for my bank account...I went in straight to the CDs and was reminded of my love for Usher and Eric Benet. R&B is my guilty pleasure...except there is not guilt involved. I'm not ashamed! A girls gotta have her good bass beats and smooth vocal fix every once in a while. Little did I know that was only the beginning of my journey. I went through the poetry aisle, the pet aisle, the crafts aisle, the pointless book aisle then I reached the end of the rainbow....the foreign language aisle. Apparently, I have this obsession with other languages and cultures. I think it is so arrogant of Americans to think they can get through life only knowing one language with completely no knowledge of their own culture and heritage much less others around the world. To me, it just so important to know where you came from because without it well, you simply wouldn't be here and wouldn't be who you are today!! Anywho, I have been wanting to learn another language (I am half fluent in French) for quite sometime now, especially one that has a different alphabet than English. For some unknown reason that and some other inner calling has led me to Greek, Gaelic, and Russian. I couldn't find any Russian books so for now I am starting with Greek and working my way through an elementary workbook then on to Gaelic. I am really excited about this adventure though I think after a few hours of studying I am already seeing the struggle it is going to be to wrap my mind around a completely different set of characters especially when some are the same as english but pronounced completely different. After picking up those two books I also somehow didnt manage exiting the store without purchasing the dictionary of word origins and of course Romeo and Juliet.

For now that puts me at only 4 languages which makes me a liar based on this blog title...I still have high hopes for throwing Russian in there at some point, Spanish considering I am from Texas and can barely get by without it anymore, and I'm sure after the study of that and French, Italian should fall right in easily...which puts me at 7, unless the dying languages don't completely count...Nonetheless, it should be quite the adventure!

1 comment:

  1. OMGOMGOMGOMG I bought EIGHT books today for $32. I literally was dancing at the cash register because I didn't know it was 20% off until monday.

    p.s. I clearly have been stalking you!