Sunday, November 23, 2008

Introductions and Odds and Ends

Welcome to my Blog. It has the tentative name "Learning Languages with ILuvEire." I may change it, that's why I made the domain just "iluveire."

Anyway, I guess I should introduce myself. My name's ILuvEire, or just ILE. I'm a huge language geek. So, while I'm learning these languages, I'd like somewhere to chronicle it. I'm going to be posting grammar stuff for these languages, set up like lessons. It helps to repeat what I learn. I doubt anyone will actually follow these, but oh well. That's what I'll do.

Have you been to Omniglot's blog? That's the type of thing I'd like to do here. Omniglot is my hero, seriously. I plan to base this blog's structure off of his. For example, I'd like to have a "My Languages" tab and an "About Me" tab, someday.

Omniglot is the site that introduced me to the idea of "linguistics." I discovered it one day while searching for resources on Vietnamese (here it is three years later, and I've only begun studying it!). I joined the forum and that just sent me off. :)

My current language plan is as follows. This is the order I will learn them in.
1 Vietnamese tiéng Việt
2 Hebrew* עברית
3 Icelandic íslenska
4 Portuguese* Português
5 Welsh Cymraeg
6 Cherokee* Tsa-la-gi
7 Italian l'Italiano
8 Greek* Ελληνικα
9 Norwegian Norsk (Bokmål)
10 Japanese

* Hebrew, Cherokee, and Portuguese are my "sub-foci." You'll find that I divide all my language choices into sub-foci and main-foci. The main-foci languages I have already set up books and notes and CDs etc. The sub-foci are ones I'm very interested in, and I will study, but most likely not to the extent of the other languages.

Anyway, I think that'll be all for now. I'll save some more for later posts.