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January 13, 2017

Swahili and Norwegian!

Pimsleurcising continues, along with ice-cream eating.

I am now 10 lessons into Pimsleur Swahili, and I am flipping back and forth between that and Pimsleur Norwegian, of which I have so far done four lessons. There are 30 Pimsleur lessons available for each. A language appetizer. Impressions: Swahili…

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