Expugnator wrote:Any language will be easy after Russian
Seriously, Greek has some vocabulary discount for attentive speakers of English and/or a Romance language. After a year my active skills are way better than my non-existent Russian ones.
I can't speak for Hebrew but from a brief contact it does seem easier than Russian.
That is good to know. I might be interested in both in the coming years.... if I live through this year of being a beginner in both Finnish and Russian .
Speaking of Finnish.. arrgghh. I am going back through the grammar notes starting right at the beginning of the book. The good news is that the fist few lessons look pretty straight forward now. The bad news is.. Assimil makes me insane with partial grammar explanations. Today's frustration: en ole = je ne suis pas. ok. et ole = tu n'es pas. sounds good again. hän ei ole = il n'est pas. Why does the 3rd person use hän and the others don't need it? It is a mystery. I am sure I can accept it as "that is just what you do" but I need everything listed in one place or my brain starts to explode a little bit.
I did buy Harry Potter in Finnish today. I don't know enough to start reading it yet but I was super excited that I recognized ensimmäinen luku printed at the top of the page ( and that was about all I recognized!)
I did start to total my hours of French TV this year. Not complete yet so I won't post a number but it is not too bad. Got a couple episodes in today and maybe 40 pages of reading.