dEhiN wrote:When did you start picking up Georgian and Armenian?! Which languages are interfering with Hebrew? Would you consider putting them on hold until you improve your Hebrew, or putting Hebrew on hold until those other languages are at a higher level?
I decided to do that this year with Portuguese and Spanish. I put Spanish on hold to focus on Portuguese.
Antea wrote:I started with Georgian a month ago. For the moment I am just learning the basic things. I am studying this language through Russian , because this way I also aim to improve my level in this language, actually using it.
Antea wrote:Arabic and Persian are interfering with my Hebrew learning. I still don't know what to do. I am not really progressing in Hebrew, just maintaining, but I am afraid that if I put it on hold, I will lose a lot. But is it possible to learn a language if you are not reallying progressing in it?
Antea wrote:I have to go back to Armenian, because for two weeks now I have had a lot of work and I couldn’t do anything. I should continue with Georgian, because if not, I am going to forget everything I have learned until now. And I also have to something to improve my Hebrew vocabulary. And of course, I should do some Persian homework and try to write a formal essay in Arabic just to push my level forward.
vijayjohn wrote:dEhiN wrote:Remember: don't should all over yourself!
dEhiN wrote:vijayjohn wrote:dEhiN wrote:Remember: don't should all over yourself!
Have you never heard that before?
vijayjohn wrote:dEhiN wrote:Have you never heard that before?
Nope! People should all over themselves way too often. No wonder why our world is such a mess!
vijayjohn wrote:I'm always surprised at how Westernized your family is. In my case, it was precisely my family that always enforces these nonsensical ideas of what you "should" do.
dEhiN wrote:I think it started with the caste that most of my family background is from; they were of a high enough caste that there was a lot of British education that was revered and encouraged. I would say that the second factor into the anglicization has been the conversion to Christianity. I'm not sure when exactly that happened, though it was probably at least 4-5 generations back.
However, my family still has Sri Lankan Tamil influence in it. This includes some of the approaches to life that are stereotypically South Asian: only grades of As are sufficient; you have to go to university; etc. With uni, while my parents never pushed the typical, "you can only choose between doctor, lawyer or engineer", they did push on me a belief that, "you have a talent in computers, so don't waste it; you shouldn't want to do anything else".
I think it's only as my parents got older that they started letting go of these beliefs.
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