Category Archives: Second Langauge

Danish lessons…..or comedy

I came across this video because I was asked by a friend how to pronounce the vowel “Ø” in Danish.  I understand and speak some Swedish but no Danish.  There is no “Ø” vowel in Swedish, only in Danish and … Continue reading

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Back to Benny Lewis the Irish Polyglot

After getting that business off my chest about  the prison POW, gulag, or concentration camp style public school lunches (opps, I’ve violated Godwin’s law), I wanted to get back to Benny Lewis, the Irish Polyglot.  I had a few more … Continue reading

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Benny Lewis — Irish Polyglot — Part Two What is Esperanto?

One of the languages Benny Lewis studied was Esperanto.  Esperanto was the brain child of  by Ludwig Zamenhof, according to this article in Wikipedia: Esperanto was created in the late 1870s and early 1880s by Ludwig Lazarus Zamenhof, an ophthalmologist … Continue reading

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No, I’m not sending you a coded message, although  there is a message in this post.  We often hear that some foreign languages are more difficult than others.  There are some that are more intimidating than others, mostly because there … Continue reading

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