As many of you will already know, I have a tendency to become obsessed with certain languages. I begin to live and breathe the language and its culture – its music, its literature, its speakers. For the past four-five years, I’ve had this sort of feelings towards a rather special Romance language: Catalan. Many people I talk to have never even heard of Catalan, even though it has … Continue reading Catalan: A True Romance
As you know, I’m living the busy student life so I can’t always afford the luxury of doing some intensive language learning. There’s just no time for it. This doesn’t mean, however, that I give up on language learning altogether – that would be very unlike me! Instead, I just have to resort to some pretty unusual methods to keep up the work. The last time I found myself in … Continue reading In What Language Do You Facebook?
I might be a bit biased in saying that Czech is one of the most fascinating languages of the Slavic world. But it is. In fact, my visit to Czechia (as we call it now) got me so interested that I immediately wanted to experience it first-hand. So a couple of years ago, I embarked on my first ever Slavic challenge: replying to a friend’s letter in Czech. Almost three years have passed and I still don’t speak any Slavic language. In my defence, however, I have since been listening to a lot of Czech music and have familiarised myself with the nitty-gritty of Polish grammar – so there’s been a slight improvement in my Slavic abilities. Continue reading “Czech This out: a Flashback to My First Slavic Challenge”
Hey, fellow language-lover! I have a bit of a confession to make. You may have seen an unfamiliar orange logo popping up on your Twitter or Facebook feed lately and thought “I swear I’ve never followed this!” Here’s the explanation… A couple of years ago I had a rather popular language blog called I wish to be a polyglot!, which I unfortunately had to discontinue because … Continue reading What’s ‘Living for Languages’ and Why Is It on My Feed?
Hey everyone! My name is Balint and I’m a nineteen-year-old university student living in the beautiful city of Bournemouth, along the South Coast of England. You may recognise me from I wish to be a polyglot!, a blog which I used to run until about two years ago. For the rest of you, I’d better introduce myself. I was born in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, to Hungarian and … Continue reading Let’s Get This Blog (Re)started!