Cavesa wrote:I loved the Mumins when I was a child! I had most of the books. What is the series like? Is it fun even for a grown up? Is the Swedish accessible?
Well, I love it so much, especially when I need a little bit off fluff for comfort but we both know I'm probably not the best example of a grown up I find the Swedish really clear and accessible, and quite easy to understand. I find that I come across very few unknown words, and I can follow the series quite easily
So, what have I done in the past few days?
I wrote a trilingual entry on my blog, talking about the books which I mentioned here. I wrote about the French books in French and the Swedish book in Swedish, which was fun, and a lot less taxing than I thought it would be. I haven't looked over the entry for mistakes, and I am sure there are some. But I think I managed to avoid a few. Sadly I couldn't write in German about Splitterherz in German: that is still very far away for me. But there has been progress on the German front, all thanks due to Bakunin who has made me three excellent recordings. I have listened to those a few times, and will certainly listen to them more. I can already feel them working, and it's only been two days. I will talk about the experience in more detail, when I have worked at it a bit more. But so far, so good
I - ahem - acquired a copy of Le Suédois sans peine. To be honest, I wouldn't have minded paying for it that much, if I was just starting out in Swedish. I am considering buying the German textbook. But just listening to the first dialogues feels very slow, and even the last lessons aren't as quick as the things I usually listen to - although Cavesa, it might interest you to know that it is about the same speed and clarity as Mumin is. I think it will still be a very good tool for me to work with, especially in getting used to the prosody. And it might be a little more fun than FSI, too.
Other than that, I wrote around four hundred words worth of Swedish messages, which I am still amazed by. Said messages were written late at night, when I was very tired, so it's a wonder they were even a little bit coherent. In fact, I think the words came to me more easily than they usually do. Startling, yes, but I am not complaining!
Finally, I bought a copy of Nagasaki, and I am slowly reading my way through it. It is a very slim book, and so I ought to be finished with it soon. I am still enjoying it very much, however.
And, finally, finally (more a post scriptum, really), I have registered for the 6 Week Challenge with German. Wish me luck!