May 3rd, 2010

The whole morning was spent at the hospital with mom, as she was having a procedure done. I took along Assimil Spanish and Dutch, but mostly worked on the Dutch. I listened to 1-6 again, then read through all of the lessons carefully. All in all, probably spent an hour or so on it. I also grabbed the first video of an Arabic video course via iTunes U, and watched the bulk of it.

In the afternoon, I went to the library and checked out Awde’s The Arabic Alphabet: How to Read and Write It. I read for about an hour, and learned to recognize baa, taa, and thaa; I’ve not practiced writing them yet.

From left to right: thaa, taa, baa. Thaa is like th in three; taa is like English t; and baa is like English b.

Later, I listened to 3 Schlaflos in M√ľnchen podcasts, coming to around 45 minutes total. I’m not sure if it counted as an “epiphany” moment or if it was just due to the subject matter, but I understood a surprising amount, almost all of it. I usually struggle to keep up with Annik.

In the evening, I did the repititions for around 30 words (German). I still have a few lists floating around that need repetition attention, particularly the Russian list I did a few days ago.

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