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In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
Welsh progress report
I didn't go to my Welsh class on Monday because we went to Portmeirion for the weekend and I was a bit tired and also needed to prepare a lesson before lunchtime. I also missed this month's meeting of the Merched y Wawr. Normally there is a speaker, so I get to practice listening, followed by up to an hour of chatting over cups of tea and biscuits. This I can cope with, despite the fact that, as an introvert, I find it difficult enough chatting in English with people I don't really know. However, this month there was no talk and the evening was a dinner with the women from the neighbouring group.

Twice as many people at the meeting and even more people I don't know was a step too far! The good news is that I've kept up with the new Welsh Duolingo (which I'm galloping through because it's almost entirely revision) and finished reading another chapter of Harry Potter. I may not have mentioned it here, but over on Habitica I'm running a challenge in the Language Hackers guild to Read Harry Potter in another language. It's working surprisingly well because it's been translated into over 70 different language versions. The target is to complete a chapter a week.

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eve_prime From: eve_prime Date: March 4th, 2016 09:24 am (UTC) (Link)
I also own a copy of the first Harry Potter book in Welsh! However, my small acquaintance with Welsh is not enough to let me start it yet.
feodora From: feodora Date: March 4th, 2016 09:51 am (UTC) (Link)
That reminds me that I have to so some greek, as there is a regulars table on friday. I am the newbie with only minor knowledge the otheres are doing greek for more than 4 Years, mostly in evening classes. One is a retired greek (old) teacher. My problem is the lack of knowledge of grammer itself. Unconnected to languages.
From: ex_hrj Date: March 4th, 2016 03:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was delighted to discover a number of years ago that my reading knowledge of modern Welsh was just barely good enough to enjoy the first Harry Potter book. (In fact, reading it helped cement a number of the more colloquial grammatical constructions that I never seemed to encounter in academic literature.)
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