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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…

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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 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!

 

 

Russian III

Happy Saturday everyone, and welcome to the third installment of Russian! Here we will wrap up our vowel sounds in Russian, looking at “o,” “u,” and the schwa sound. Hope you 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 ANY donation is absolutely welcome and so very appreciated. Please click here to donate.

Thank you!

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 ANY donation is absolutely welcome and so very appreciated. Please click here to donate.

Also exciting announcement — A “Saturdays with Stuti” Twitter page may be up and running soon! 🙂 I will keep everyone posted on the details.

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Polynesian Languages IV (and a special congratulations!)

Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I made and posted a video, so here is the final installment of the Polynesian Languages! We’ll go back to our ten sample words and look at why they are spelled the way they are.

On another note, I want to wish a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar for winning the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee this past Thursday! What an exciting and dramatic finale; I am ecstatic that both of them got to win and I think this was the best way it could possibly end! Also a very big congrats to Dev, Cole, and every other speller who competed last week – they truly stole our hearts and demonstrated true sportsmanship and spirit 🙂

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 so very appreciated. Please click here to donate.

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!

Greek I

Hello…Happy Saturday! This week we will start with one of the most influential languages for the English language: Greek! Greek and Latin together comprise 60% (6 out of 10 words!) of English! It’s pretty obvious that plenty of spelling bee words stem from Greek. Greek is also home to hundreds of root words and etymologies, that are commonly used in many words today. For example, in Greek, “chrono” means time; that’s where we get the words chronological, anachronism, and synchronize from. These roots are key to understanding the spellings of Greek words, so I would suggest getting familiar with these roots and then applying them to the videos. In this video, we will take a look at the history and significance of Greek, as well as ten sample words. Enjoy!

PLEASE do not forget to contribute to water.org! It’s my dream to help others through this fundraiser, and I would really appreciate if you took a little bit of your time to help this wonderful cause. ANY contribution is welcome! To donate, please click here.

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