Sunday, May 23, 2010

Thai Experiment

I may be quiet here for a little while. I didn't start language learning until quite late in life, Mandarin was my first serious attempt but now I want to apply what I have learned to other languages (whilst continuing with Mandarin of course). For the last eight weeks I have been learning Thai. I have been keeping a private blog (over 20 posts so far) that will be made public soon (within two weeks at the most). I have discovered some surprising things about my language learning.

5 comments:

Bakunin said...

Great that you've started with Thai! I'm very much looking forward to your blog going public!

What made you choose Thai and not some other language?

Keith said...

I am looking forward to finding out what approach you are taking.

Chris said...

I chose Thai because it shares characteristics with Mandarin without being similar (does that make sense?).

Sooo in theory I can make a comparison. It is fun to be looking at a new language whilst working out what to do next in Chinese.

Bakunin said...

I'll be especially interested in reading about your comparison with Mandarin. I've learned some Mandarin a few years ago for traveling in China, but I found it no help for Thai. Apart from being familiar with the concept of tonal languages, that is. But maybe you've got a different take on it?!

JC said...

Do you find that you can apply what you have learned to other languages? I am working on Bengali right now. I would like to learn another language but wonder should I learn something related like Hindi or something completely different. I am considering Mandarin because I have young children and it may be helpful for them to know some.