Linguistic Endeavours

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Today I’ve been caught up in the exciting business of learning languages!

As someone who grew up in a country that has four official languages, and a household that codeswitched between 2 and sampled from 2 more in nearly every conversation, under the upbringing of mother who is a literature and language arts teacher, linguistics has always been a niche – but integral – area of my interest. We’ve a bookshelf at home utterly flooded with books for the learning of several languages, many of which we shall likely never learn but are utterly fascinated by. I once bought a book about Beginner’s Finnish – why on earth should I ever have reason to learn Finnish? Well, anything can happen I suppose…

I am currently living in Spain and so learning Spanish, both as a course in my degree and as necessity; I also take German for the fun of it (strange statement, I realise). However, in my personal time, I like to explore other languages and teach them to myself.

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I think I am most excited about completing NaNoWriMo so that I can not only go back and fix up the story, but so I can focus on creating the original language that is sampled in it! I’m so in love with coming up with vocabulary and decoding the grammatical intricacies, but alas, I cannot spare the time! Soon!