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Dictionary Words Part I

Happy Saturday everyone and Happy Halloween!! This week we will start our new (and exciting!) series of videos where we closely analyze words that I thought were great spelling bee “candidates” when I read the dictionary four years ago! These words have quirky and interesting definitions, and definitely give us more insight into how the language of origin of the word influences its spelling. Enjoy! If you’re learning from, watching, and enjoying these videos, then I please request you to help me with my water fundraiser. ANY donation is absolutely welcome… Read more Dictionary Words Part I

Language Summary

Happy Saturday everyone!!! I am very happy to share this video with you all — we have completed our journey of visiting several different languages and understanding their spelling rules and patterns as they have affected English. Thus far, from the creation of this site, we have covered 1245 minutes (20.75 hours) of learning. Wow! Thank you so much for all your support, encouragement, and donations to water.org — it all means a lot to me. For the future, please be expecting more videos on other word-related realms. We will… Read more Language Summary

Russian V

Hello everyone and Happy October! I hope everyone is having a wonderful time with autumn settling in. This week, we will finish Russian by revisiting our ten sample words and applying all the rules we have learned to these words. Now you can take on any word from Russian! Some new and exciting videos will be coming up soon! Please stay tuned for more… If you’re learning from, watching, and enjoying these videos, then I please request you to help me with my water fundraiser. ANY donation is absolutely welcome and… Read more Russian V

Russian IV

Happy Saturday everyone! Hope the weekend is off to a great start 🙂 This week, we will continue our study of Russian by looking at the Russian consonant sounds. I have kept this video very informal and broad because in Russian there usually is no hard and fast way to spell a consonant sound. This way we can analyze the multiple possibilities of a certain sound and try to figure out the probabilities of each. If you’re learning from, watching, and enjoying these videos, then I please request you to help… Read more Russian IV

Russian II

Wow!! It’s been a really long time…I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the last few days of summer! I have had a busy month but am excited to be back 🙂 Today I’ll post the Russian II video, where we take a little closer look at the spelling sounds and patterns of this intriguing language. Enjoy! If you’re learning from, watching, and enjoying these videos, then I please request you to help me with my water fundraiser. Summer is causing a lot of heat all over the globe, so… Read more Russian II

Russian I

Welcome everyone to the exotic language of Russian! Here we shall discover the beauty of a very ancient and mysterious language. Let’s take a look at Russian’s connection with English and a few sample words from Russian. If you’re learning from, watching, and enjoying these videos, then I please request you to help me with my water fundraiser. Summer is causing a lot of heat all over the globe, so ANY donation is absolutely welcome and so very appreciated. Please click here to donate. Thank you!

Romanian I

Happy Saturday everyone! This week we will have something a little unusual: we will start and finish a whole new language in this video. It’s Romanian! The reason is that there are very few words in English that have been borrowed from Romanian, so we will just look at those words in this video instead of going through complex rules (because if we know all the words, then there is no need for any rules, right?!) Also, by the way, the song that I mentioned in this video is “Dragostea… Read more Romanian I

Polynesian Languages III

Hi everyone! Happy May! This week we will finish up our rules for Polynesian Languages. The third installment of this set of videos wraps up the vowel sounds which we started last week and takes a look at some consonant rules. Again, you will find that the consonant rules for Hawaiian, Samoan, Tahitian, and Maori are rather simple and phonetic — which is a good thing! Enjoy! If you’re learning from, watching, and enjoying these videos, then I please request you to help me with my water fundraiser. ANY donation is… Read more Polynesian Languages III