Friday, 20 October 2017
Working on Laotian again after a "pause" of 11 years: I had exemplary Lao handwriting in 2006… but I haven't seen, read, written or practiced the language in any way since then. I don't think I'm naturally talented in languages, TBH: I just do the work others don't do.
Thursday, 12 October 2017
Monday, 28 August 2017
Hi to Solomon, too,
You guys haven't heard from me in more than a year. Many strange changes in my life since I was a full-time student of Cree (as a language) at F.N.U. I actually tried to study First Nations languages at UVic: they had one professor specialized in Cree, but they* refused to let it happen. They also had a circle of students studying Ojibwe independently on campus. The whole department was hollow: nobody at UVic is learning/teaching any First Nations language (neither west-coast nor otherwise). They just do linguistic methods. Depressing as hell.
* [They = the department.]
I spent 7+ months in a language-school in China, 1-on-1 with the teacher, 4 hours per day, 5 days per week in the classroom. This is exponentially more effective way to learn a language than university classroom methods (1 hour, twice a week, with 40 students in one room, etc.) --but expensive, of course.
It is actually pretty difficult to access old videos (on à-bas-le-ciel) via the normal Youtube interface: they may fix/improve that interface (the corporation has recently made many changes)… but… for the time being… this clickable list made by Patreon-supporter Theo is a huge help.
The channel already has over 700 videos (as of August, 2017)… I don't know if the list will be updated/maintained, but it is already useful for accessing the earlier history of the channel.