Portuguese II

Hello everyone! This week is the final installment of the Portuguese videos. We will finish up by revisiting our ten sample words from the previous video.

Also, it was brought to my attention that the final video of the Greek series, the one with the ten sample words, was not posted. Much thanks to Sreeniketh Vogoti for letting me know about this! Sreeniketh, it’s dedicated spellers like you who make all the difference. Thank you so much for reaching out and telling me - I apologize and will make sure I get that to everyone for the next post. I thought it would be better to complete Portuguese so we can finish that series.

Also, if you followed my post from last week about the World Cup, just thought to let you know I am ECSTATIC about Germany’s big win! :) That’s four World Cup championships now!

Please do not forget to donate to water.org. The new link is here. We have already made a difference in so many people’s lives, and I am sure we can take that further step by step! Any donations are welcome — thank you!

 

 

 

Donation News and World Cup 2014

Hi everyone! Hope everyone is having a fantastic Saturday and a wonderful summer so far! Today is the auspicious Hindu festival called “Guru Purnima”, which is dedicated to all our superb teachers, mentors, and guides. “Guru”, stemming from Sanskrit, comes from “gu” meaning darkness and “ru” meaning one who removes our darkness. Thus “guru” is defined by Merriam Webster as: a person who acts as one’s teacher and guide in matters of fundamental intellectual concern. Thanks to all the teachers and instructors out there!

In honor of this holiday and also the fact that thus far, we have helped 28 people gain access to a lifetime supply of clean and fresh water, a new donation link for water.org is up. The link is http://give.water.org/fundraiser/1901/. THANK YOU to everyone who has helped with this cause so far; I am so thrilled to say we have made such a positive impact on our globe. Let’s continue that further! We have until October of this year to help out 10 more people!

Also, if you want to refer to a certain set of videos regarding one language, you can always use the search tool at the top right of the page to search for a specific language. All the posts and videos pertaining to that language will come up. For example, if you want to go over German, just type in “German” in the search tool and all five of the posts relating to German come up.

On another note, tomorrow is the 2014 World Cup Final! For those who don’t know, I am a huge fan of football and the World Cup, and I have especially been supporting Team Germany for many years now! I’m beyond excited that Germany is in the final for tomorrow :) However, one main reason I love watching the World Cup is because it brings people of so many different countries and cultures together. Inevitably, there is much we can notice and learn about languages and linguistics. What I enjoy the most is that just by reading the names of the players on a squad, you can generally guess which country they represent! This is where all the rules we have learned about different languages kick in. If you have been watching the World Cup, hopefully you have been having fun putting these rules into practice too!

Have a great week everyone!

Portuguese I

Hello everyone! This week we will start a new language – Portuguese. Portuguese is yet another Romance language, stemming from Latin and acting as a close relative to the languages we have already studied, including French, Spanish, and Italian. Portuguese is in fact very similar to these languages, and you will see that in the spelling rules in the upcoming videos. Enjoy!

Please help donate to water.org here. Thank you.

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Thank you.

Greek V

Hi everyone! Happy Summer! Today we will finish up the Greek consonants, so we will wrap up our Greek rules. In the next video, we will take a look at our sample words and how all these rules apply to them.

A huge thank you to everyone who donated to my fundraiser at water.org. I am so happy to say that so far, we have helped 28 people gain access to a lifetime supply of clean and fresh water! Thank you…let’s continue to make a positive difference across the globe. To donate, please click here.

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Thank you!

 

Greek IV

Hi everyone! I hope everyone’s summer has kicked off to a great start! Now that we are done with Greek vowels, we can move on to Greek consonants starting with this video. Greek has some unique consonant spellings, which can be seen in the many Greek roots out there. Spelling bees usually love to test how well you know these Greek consonant spellings, and the roots come in very handy for just that.

Also, please do not forget to donate to water.org. There are 20 days left to reach our goal, and with the hot summer approaching, we know the importance of water at this time. Please help here.

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Thank you!

Schedule Update

Hello all,

Quick update – I have decided to post one video every other week for all of the following videos. My goal was to share one video per week during my freshman and sophomore years of high school, and as I am heading on to junior year, and still trying to create informative, specialized videos for the languages we are covering, I think it would be best to preserve quality by taking an extra week to share these videos with everyone. Thank you for your understanding. Looking forward to the Greek IV video next week!

Stuti

Greek III

Hello everyone. This week we will finish up our Greek vowels with sounds pertaining to “o” and “u”. Enjoy!

Thank you to those who donated to water.org this past week…I truly appreciate it! We have until June to meet our goal, so please help me on my quest to help others receive clean and safe water…to donate, please click here.

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Thank you!