Earlier this week I returned to the topic in Duolingo Irish that's vexed me the most: Verbal nouns. It was only slightly vexatious this time: I had only stumbled through two early lessons when I'd lost the will to live. So this represents finishing most of level 1 and all of level 2 on verbal … Continue reading Level 2 plus kete 4 = 🙂
This last fornight has been crunch-time, work-wise. It's been something of a shite year work-wise too. So last week I decided to pull the plug a couple of days early: the 18th was my last working date for 2019. W00t! Aotearoa does some things really well and some things less so. Christmas here is awesome. … Continue reading Nollaig shona duit agus meri kerihimete
I have enrolled in Level 2 te reo Māori at te Wānanga o Aotearoa, commencing in March 2020.
I have finished kete 3. I have finished the assessment book for kete 3. I will not be assessed until 14 November. I am pleased about all of this. I depart in a week for Europe (via Beijing) so it all has to be done before I leave. In fact, will only have returned from … Continue reading ka kitē kete toru
This week I've somewhat re-dedicated myself to my work in te reo Māori. When I started the week I was about halfway through 175 pages of learning activities in Kete 3. Suffice to say I was rather daunted...and not doing well at motivating myself to crack into things again. I'm reminded how reliant I've become … Continue reading ka pai!
A month? Has it nearly been a month since I blogged? Whoa. September is always busy. It's a month. I'm an academic. Busy. But my magistral work has been time-sensitive in ways that my language learning simply isn't. Add in a need to eat, sleep, eat, commune, eat and eat...and you get no blogging. But … Continue reading go maith leiscéal?
We had our assessment for kete 2 today. Aside from a typical "oh that's what the instructions said" headsmack moment, I did fine. Kete 3 arrived about 10days ago, but I decided to leave it until this kete was wrapped. Time to get cracking!
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
Last night I finished kete 1 in my Wānanga te reo Māori course. Tomorrow we have our first group assessment. Am shitting myself. Week 4 in my Irish 103 MOOC starts too. No soiled knickers in relation to that. Whomever is our compère in the Duolingo Irish class keeps feeding us homework, which I am … Continue reading kete 1 done
Bless me father for I have sinned. It's been several weeks days since my last Māori homework. It's not my fault! The dog ate it! No, wait, I don't have a dog. My week "off" has been doing stuff. Significantly work stuff, but also significantly language learning stuff. I lost my place in my first … Continue reading Kite 1