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SED #4: lingua franca

It's currently 50 degrees Fahrenheit outside my window. Raining off and on. I have a mug of white chocolate with a little bit of pumpkin spice and cinnamon mixed in, in one of my favorite mugs, and some made from scratch gingerbread men my neighbor made. And I'm sitting at my desk, listening to Miles Davis duets while I review French.


Two days ago I typed this paragraph and said I'd soon be able to strike off the last four words. Now I can. I took my French language exam. Who knows if I passed (I'll find our in a week or two), but this means I can stop the constant reviewing and move on to other things that are much more interested. Or, you know, just catch up on The Daily Show.

It's nice to be able to breathe again.

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dreamflower02
Oct. 10th, 2012 11:36 am (UTC)
Yay!

I am lousy at languages. I took a year of Spanish in 9th grade and passed with a C only because the teacher graded on a curve, and some of the kids were worse than me.

I took two years of French my first two years of college, and was informed by my teacher I had the worst accent she had ever heard. I do retain a little of the written French and can read a few French words. That's about it.

I took three years of Koine Greek when I transferred to a Christian college. I had to retake the first year, since I flunked it. I can still read the Greek letters, but only retain a few words, and thank goodness it was a dead language that I did not have to learn how to speak, because I would never have passed.

It's one of the things I REALLY wish I had an aptitude for.

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