STRESSED is ... DESSERTS written backwards OR kyou wa suiyoubi desu


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Too much going on at work. I think I need a break! That paper could really have 'Olga' instead of 'Jack' written all over it.

Anyway, the most interesting thing going on is that I started to learn Japanese. It's such an astounding language! If you are a teeny-tiny bit interested in linguistics this language will be like a birthday present for you. It is not based on the same logic as your other European languages - and this makes it really fascinating.

What would you say for no plural? Because there is no plural in Japanese and the nouns do not change... It is also very impolite to refer to another person by saying "you", "him", etc. Instead, they use the person's name to call that person. The word "you" does exist but it is not used very often. Also, when you count - numbers are pronounced differently based on the objects you are counting and their form.

I hope when i get to something more difficult than 'today is Wednesday' I will be still as inspired :), but now it's definitely worth sacrificing my lunch at work for the classes! Try it!

4 comments:

lights in the dusk said...

I tried to learn Japanese a couple of years ago, but with very little success. I learned a few tourist-type phrases and such, but not enough to construct an actual conversation, and certainly not enough to be able to listen to Japanese pop music and understand the words. It's unfortunate since Japan is the country where I would most like to live (...with Iceland as a close second).

juanita de la vega said...

Hey, I am jealous! I love to learn languages too, and I would love to learn chinese...Maybe before my 100th year!
Sayonara!

Diatton said...

Did you really start to study Japanese? It's a strange language. If you really like it, i wish you to study it until you learn it!

Nice weekend to you, Olga...

Olga said...

I might be too late with this one... Japan does seem to me like an great country to live in. But I recently started to have doubts connected to their work&life balance attitudes.. I mean work always come first in all the areas and to me this is not too healthy... Unless you have a dream job of course.

As for Iceland, it is wonderful as well... but then comes the darkness and long winters...

Have you ever lived in one of those countries? I'm just curious about the experience.