We’ve just got back from a Surfside Beach, SC Family Vacation and haven’t been doing a lot of posting lately. I think I’ll be aiming for a monthly posting (give or take a bit), which should give me more time to work on the pages, which are where the real content of the site is.
As I mentioned in the last post we just got back from a family vacation in Surfside Beach, SC. I took my computer with me although I hesitated to do so. My primary work is finding answers to computer problems for people. I didn’t want to spend the vacation doing work, answering mail, etc. But
Well, I’ve been sick this week among just the general being sick part of things…. I wanted to read, look at things that were out of the usual routine and so I started reviewing some German. I dug out my old German textbook Deutsch Na Klar and spent some time with Rosetta Stone as well
It’s the most important thing for a language student to acquire and make their own. Vocabulary! It should be learned in volume and then sort out the finer details grammar later. At least that’s the conclusion that I’m at. Mnemosyne is the tool I’ve been using for about a year now to further my spanish language
I was looking for an easy arrangement of silent night for some piano students when I stumbled across a site dedicated to the famous Christmas Hymn. silentnight.web.za boasts a catalog of 201 versions of the hymn in 135 different languages. I am not sure but, it may be one of the most widely translated hymns in history.
Oh…..this is such a cool idea. On a 3 inch disk (non-corroding metal – nickel according to one account.) They have engraved (microscopically etched). Writings in 1000+ languages. The text starts out large enough to read and spirals smaller giving a hint that with magnification there is more. Is there ever! 15,000 pages of text.
This is certainly an unusual news story, but I stumbled across it this evening and though it was interesting and worth posting here. Apparently after a brain injury, a Seattle area woman now speaks with what sounds like a foreign accent. On reading the article it sounds as though her speech changes at times. It’s not consistent.
This is just fascinating to me. Apparently there is a species of monkey called Campbell’s Monkey and there are 6 different calls or sounds that it makes. Researchers have discovered that by using different combinations of these sounds they can communicate different things to their peers. So for instance… the sound they’ve labeled as “krak” means a
Wow – I’ve been absorbed the last week. Last Thursday night I visited a new site – memrise.com It was a link from an article on learning mandarin. They have word lists which can be collaboratively edited and site users can add hints, sound, pictures, etc. You get points for correctly remembering words 20 for
You may not yet have heard of Lingo Basics. It’s a product being sold for $49.97 and promises many things. Does it deliver? As I look at my shelves I have MANY language products that I’ve collected over the years. Most of these are books, dictionaries, references, but there are others, novels, dvds, audio. I’ve probably