I am a busy man. I have a responsible and demanding job. Since not a long time ago I am also a pater familias with added responsiblities. That means I don’t have as much time for dabbling with random things as I used to. But good times are coming!
For three weeks in October my workload will be reduced and at the same time my family will be away, leaving me in loneliness and grief, but also with more time on my hands. Right now I am caught in an uneven struggle between my common sense on one side and my penchant for wasting away my time in extravagant and useless ways on the other. Reason tells me to make good use of this added time to finally push my French up a notch and start using it. But the heart has its reasons which the reason doesn’t know, as somebody (I know who) said. And my heart (alternatively: my inner demon) tells me to embark on a linguistic challenge:
I picked five languages I had once learned to an “advanced beginner” level, but then dropped and have since forgotten almost entirely:
Then I made another listing of five languages, consisting of those which I either never learned, or abandoned after only a couple of lessons:
Adyge (or Chechen or Lak)
I thought of picking one language from each of the lists and then see how much can I re-learn or learn in a short period of time. I can’t make my mind on which one(s) to choose, and I really have no preference, so I’ll probably make a decision at random. But first, I thought, it might be amusing to fish for suggestions / opinions / comments. Which is what I am doing right now.