June 2, 2014 | Persian
I'm trying to figure out how to study Persian while reviewing other languages.
I’m going to Germany in less than two weeks for Polyglot Gathering Berlin 2014.
While there, I would like my German not to be totally lame. I have not been using it, and it is rusty. Everything is constantly rusting, darnit.
What is up with entropy?
As Good as a First-Grader?
So, in advance of the conference/gathering, which will be crawling with polyglots, I am trying to review German (and French and Italian) while not losing my concentration on Persian.
Yesterday, as part of that mission, I tested Michel Thomas for Italian. I liked it better than I thought I would, especially the vocabulary component. More on that another time.
I am still plugging along in the Assimil book I have for Persian, Le Persan. I am getting better at writing, but I don’t know what it would look like to a native speaker.
Above is a handwriting sample from an exercise on page 122. I am pretty sure I, via it, come across like a seven-year-old.
I can at the very least see that I slanted downhill, as kids often do. I need to invest in some lined paper!
Okay, just as I wrote that last paragraph, some feedback on my writing came through on Facebook, where I posted this same picture earlier tonight. The essence of the verdict: “This isn’t terrible.”
He he he.