I'm hosting Fun Monday for the month of September. If you want to look at the various topics, take a gander at the sidebar.
Today's challenge is to show or write about something you want to learn or learn more about.
I grew up speaking only English. In high school, we had a language requirement and for that, I took Latin. No, Latin isn't really spoken, but being the basis for many European languages, it has come in handy time and time again. When I went to see "Eat, Pray, Love" a couple of weeks ago, I actually understood Julia Roberts when she was speaking Italian. I always regretted not taking a language that could be spoken though and always thought I'd get around to it. I wanted to learn Welsh for a lark, thinking that one day I'd get back over there and be able to speak the native language.
As it turns out, I will be going to Korea long before I get back to Wales. My brother Matthew is living there, teaching English at a private school - and is about to marry a Korean girl. I'm going to the wedding.
I've never been to another country that didn't speak English. So I decided that I wanted to learn some Korean before I go.
Let me tell you - an Asian language is VERY different from learning a different European language. You can't even translate into an alphabet that you recognize. It is kind of a daunting task for such a short period of time. But I do have a little help.
I've got my tools and I'm about to plunge into it seriously now that the all-time-consuming dealing with post-surgical husband and house and yard and childcare portion of my month has wound down. I have a little under two months to learn something - and I'm hoping it's enough to at least make a little sense and understand something of what is being said to me! The poor guy at the New Seoul Korean Deli here is going to get an earful of bad Korean for a little bit!
Now go see what the other participants this week want to learn!