jeff_lindqvist wrote:Wow. I can't imagine reading an author like Terry Pratchett in a target language. I've only read him in Swedish, and only the first four in the series. (Eventually I got to know the translator of those.) This was 30 years ago, so I might be able to pull it off in English now. But not in German. Impressive and inspiring.
Oh, thank you! I mean, it's definitely helped by the fact I've read them all before and that I'm very much on Pratchett's cultural wavelength (his original books were a bit before my time, but I got there in the end) - but we'll see how it goes. The first four to five Discworld books I found the least transparent even in English, and I'm halfway debating reading through the 'series' within the series (like the Wytches books, the Night Watch books) once I've re-listened to the first two. Ultimately, though, Pratchett was great and I'm just glad I have another excuse to read his books again!
Elsa Maria wrote:My two favorite talks so far were (1) the Latin one and (2) the one about 30 translated books.
I am tempted to quit Latin every other day, and her talk gave me so much enthusiasm for the language and some really interesting resources.
Nearly every book from the translated fiction talk went on my Goodreads TBR list, and I have subscribed to her podcast.
Do you have any talks to recommend? I still have quite a few that remain unwatched. The FB group turned out to be a lot of fun
Ohhh yes Skye's was amazing! I've been fighting off the Latin bug ever since lol. And same for Elle - I've already started reading Frankenstein in Baghdad but I've got a bunch more on my list too.
The other talks I marked as particularly interesting were: Bahamian Dialect in the Bahamas (just so cool!); Revitalising the Michif Language Online (interesting to learn about the language but also the concept of language as commodity vs. language as community); Learning Languages the Agile Way; Passion-Driven Language Learning (I don't feel like anything in this talk was ultra ultra new but Caitlin's a great speaker and it did spark some ideas); and Let Me Speak: 10 Things to Tell Your Inner Critic (I redownloaded Tandem because of this talk ).
I use FB so much for work now that I barely go on it for myself, so I've definitely missed a lot of the joys of the group - but I did join the spin-off craft group not that I've worked on anything recently!
- [de] - Listened to more of Die Farben der Magie; I'm about halfway through, now.
- [de] - Writing; wrote about sleep (or a lack thereof).
- [ar] - Anki reviews.
- [de] - Reading; more of Ein Gutes Omen.
Chill day today, but I'm feeling better, so back on it tomorrow! Or... probably Saturday Definitely seeing an improvement in writing daily, by the way; I mean, I'm still incredibly terrible at it, but it's easier to get into the flow of it than it was at the beginning of the month.