Good morning everyone! Now we will start a new language – German! German has many interesting sounds and spellings, and though linguistically it is very close to English, there are some differences which we will definitely look at. In this first video, we will go through a quick background of German, ten sample words, and some common stems. Enjoy! Your donation for water.org is very much appreciated at this link: http://give.water.org/fundraiser/1507/. Few more days left…please help! If you cannot view the embedded video above, please click here to watch the video… Read more German I →
Happy Saturday…this week I will post the 21st video in the series! In this video we will finish up Italian consonants. Some of the sounds have multiple spellings, but I have detailed how to figure out which one applies. Sometimes, there are rare spellings and the dictionary only has 5 to 10 entries for words using those spellings. In those cases, it would be best to just learn all the words that use the rare spellings. Enjoy. Your donation is sincerely appreciated at this link: http://give.water.org/fundraiser/1507/ If you cannot view the… Read more Italian IV →
Hi everyone! Hope you are doing well. This week’s post features the second video of Italian; we will cover the Italian vowels here. Italian vowels are pretty simple and consistent, which is great for us! Hope you enjoy. Also, PLEASE help donate to water.org if you have not done so already! I can’t tell you how much I would appreciate it if you could help me achieve my goal. The deadline is coming up fast! Any contribution is welcome; if we all pitch in, we could be helping others in… Read more Italian II →
Hi everyone! Happy Saturday! I’m excited to say we will be starting another gorgeous language this week: Italian! Italian is another one of the Romance languages, and is pretty similar to Spanish and French. It does have its own special sounds and spellings though. In this video, we’ll explore a brief background of Italian, look at 10 sample Italian words, and take a look at common Italian stems. Italian is a beautiful, consistent language, and we can definitely thank it for our wonderful words of music and food! Please help… Read more Italian I →
Hello…hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am so thankful for all of you for all your support and encouragement! This week, we will continue with our French studies and take a look at some simple yet common spelling rules and patterns of French. Enjoy! If for some reason you cannot view the embedded video above, click on the following link to watch the video directly through YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URtrqGygpBY Thank you!
Happy Saturday everyone! We have now covered looking at all aspects of words, specifically including pronunciation and origin. Now we will take a look at a larger aspect of all of this – how languages are connected. In this video, we will explore the main organization of languages and the particular language families which share similar patterns and words. The rest of the videos will follow this pattern, and we will work our way language by language to learn as much as we can! If for some reason you cannot… Read more Language Families →