May 8th, 2010

Dutch

In Assimil’s Dutch with Ease, I reviewed lesson 8, and went ahead and did lessons 9 and 10. I’m going to have to be careful as I go forward with Dutch, due to the great similarities to German. A lot of the words look and sound fairly similar, but have different spellings: Stadt, staat; neugierig, nieuwsgierig;mein, nijn, etc.

I’m thinking I may end up using Professor Arguelles’ scriptorium exercise to help me nail down Dutch spelling.

French

I’ve been neglecting French, so I pulled out Assimil’s Using French, which I’ve not yet worked through. I did lessons 9 and 10; I’ve done them in the past, but it’s been a while. I see a recurring theme here…

I also did some French cards in Anki (~40).

German

Just Anki for today, coming to around 30 cards reviewed.

Russian

In Russian without Toil, I reviewed lesson 43 and did lesson 44. 44 introduces the months of the year, which are strikingly similar to their English counterparts:

Январь
Февраль
Март
Апрель
Май
Июнь
Июль
Август
Сентябрь
Октябрь
Ноябрь
Декабрь


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