March 22, 2013
Languages 'n' me
Spanish, proficient, studied since elementary, used in Mexico, Guatemala, & Nicaragua
Swahili, conversational, learned in Tanzania
Italian, would be conversational pretty quick, studied in undergrad, used in Sicily
Gaelic, studied on my own, can sing songs, pick out words, pronounce correctly, picked up in Nova Scotia, tried in Scotland
Old English, studied in undergrad, can recite a poem, recognize words & parse it a bit
German, 1st language I tried to teach myself-- too young for proper internalization.
Still overwhelmed with how awesome people are when they're FLUENT in more than 2 languages.