Friday, August 25, 2006

Confirmation of my own idiocy

In the time that I have been struggling to learn Greek, my sister-in-law's English has greatly improved, she has learned German damn near fluently, and she is starting on learning Swedish with some fluency.

I must have been dropped on my head as a child.

3 comments:

Green Monster said...

Mel,

Don't beat yourself up. Greeks like many Europeans are exposed to so many languages on a daily basis that it really comes easy to them.

In Memphis, how many languages other than English were you exposed to.

It's not your fault.

It goes to this:

People who speak 2 languages are:

- Bilingual

People who speak 3 languages are:

- Trilingual

And now the big QUESTION:

WHAT DO YOU CALL A PERSON WHO ONLY SPEAKS ONE LANGUAGE:


ANSWER: A M E R I C A N

Anonymous said...

zardoz says :

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IM GONNA AGREE WITH THE GREEN MONSTER.
GREEN MONSTER ..THAT WAS RIGHT,,
AS IT WAS HILARIOUS ,,GOOD GOING

SO MEL DONT BEAT YOURSELF UP
FOR NOTHING .......

HOW DID THAT GREAT WRITER SAY IT:

"LET EACH MAN ,
MARCH TO THE DIFFERENT DRUMMER
HE HEARS"


GREEKS HEAR ,MANY DRUMS
AND PLAY QUITE AS MANY
I'VE DISCOVERED.

CORRECT ME ITS NOT RIGHT,
THE SAYING,, BUT SINCE HIGH SCHOOL WHEN I LAST READ IT ,,,

teacher dude said...

Hang in there with the Greek lessons. After a while it will all start to make sense.

In a sense learning it is the opposite of learning English. In the beginning most Greek students learn English very quickly then have a hard slog as they get to a higher level. On the other hand Greek is a hard slog at first but once you crack the grammar it all becomes a lot easier later on.