I had forgotten that I changed the title to my "blog" here.
I guess that makes it obligatory that I post something in here now.
So, as per usual, things trailed off for a bit there, but shit happens. But then again, working on a thesis paper will do that. Plus the holidays hit, and well, here we are.
I can't say that things have changed terribly in my plan for this year either. My main focus will be on the following languages and resources:Hebrew (Biblical)
- I'll keep plugging away on Kittel's text. I'm currently on lesson 6, and I've put the words through lesson 10 (in other words the first 100 words in the glossary) into Anki. My plan is to complete at least 3 lessons a week. They're relatively short, so that shouldn't be a problem. I'll also get Anki back up to par, and go from there. Hopefully this year I'll also get into some Modern Hebrew too.Japanese
- I'm going to work on the first lesson of Banno, et al. today for a bit. I plan to do at least 1 lesson a week (though two would be better
- For a while I was wondering what text to use. I really like the approach to Living German
by Buckley & Coggle, but hate the fact that it's non-native audio. i also like Assimil a lot, but am still worried about my skill at recall, as was the problem when i tried it for French. But then it dawned on me, why choose one? I'll use them both. I'll use Buckley as my main text, and, let's say once a week, do at least one dialogue out of Assimil. Then, when I'm done with Buckley, I'll keep going with Assimil. Or so is my plan ATM. I'll probably do the same for a lot of the languages I have Assimil course for. I do find, after my experience with learning both Greek and Hebrew that Anki and grammar textbooks do work well for me.And, because I always have a hard time deciding which of my heritage languages to learn first, I'll be adding on Polish and Irish as well, as "lesser focuses". I'll try to work on at least one lesson every two weeks for these two, but if i can't i can't. I won't sweat it, I'll just do my best not to stagnate them, and maintain them when I can't work on them.Polish
- I'll use Swan's wonderful text First-Year Polish
, along with the self-study workbooks from the U of Ohio.Irish
- As I've always longed to learn Munster Irish (because of family connections to county Cork), I'll be using Teach Yourself Irish by Dillion and Ó Cróinín, and the audio freely available online. (Well, so is the book now too, but I have a paperback copy.)I'll also make an effort to post things of interest (to me at least) in this thread too. I'd hate to have it go silent for a while again. I can't promise weekly updates this time, but I'll try to monthly and see how that goes.
So far, I've put vocab into Anki for Hebrew, Irish, and Hebrew. I'll finish up with inputting Japanese and German in there today, and start actually learning Japanese and maybe something else too, if time allows.
I was going to post a little blurb about my future goals for later this year, but let's just see how this goes for a month or two first.