Wales is a real paradise when it comes to fascinating linguistic adventures. As I moved into my Chester apartment last summer, I was sure that my one-year stay at the edge of North Wales would bring loads of such adventures my way. Little did I know however, that there’ll be more to this than a fascinating insight into the lives of Welsh-speakers… In October 2017, … Continue reading Exploring Wales… in Esperanto!
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!