I have continued to pluck away at my Duolingo and Memrise and Māori Made Easy work. The folks affiliated with Motherfócloir have started giving us Duolingo homework again--which is great, except the homework does not have an aligned lesson about what is being learnt (and assessed). This week's was absolute objects. I could probably figure … Continue reading the liminal
This morning I was listening to podcasts whilst doing my scullery. This week's episode of Motherfócloir opened with a faux Eurovision voting sequence and a brief discussion of the Contest. I was going to fansplain that, in fact, Ireland's most recent victory was in 1996 (rather than 1994). But then Darrach and his ilk wouldn't've … Continue reading gaelige + eurovision = squee
My work in Irish and Māori this week has been a struggle. A sort of winter torpor has set in. There's also some stuff happening work-wise that is not helping me find focus. It's just one of those trudging phases, I guess. It is what it is.
Have been whacking around in Memrise Māori a fair bit this week. Not the best interface and paying for access hasn't improved it. Mostly I'm using it to drill (on a supplementary basis) things like counting. My nemesis. *throwscomputeragainstfireplace* OK, not really...just metaphorically. Am now quite out of the molasses phase of learning Irish and … Continue reading kotahi eejit
Today I wrapped up the assessment book for kete 2. This kete had more scripts (3) and the pacing of things has accelerated. But that's a good thing: there's been enough to do that some of it is sticking. Using Memrise is proving to be an excellent accompaniment--to an extent that I've paid for a … Continue reading kete 2
I am slowly whacking my way through @TeWananga 's PapaReo (kete 2). In fact, I've finished the workbook and will shortly complete the assessment book. It's accelerated a fair bit from kete 1, which works for me. When learning a language I need a fair bit of intensity for anything to stick. Until recently, little … Continue reading More reo. And irish. But more reo
In my endeavours to be post-guilt, I received a box of Māori Made Easy materials in the post last week. This is designed to be a secondary strategy for learning the reo, as a supplement to my Wānanga course. There is a multimedia component available online, with a series of YouTube audio files. All thanks … Continue reading rhymes with hottie