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July 27th, 2004
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Goethe on foreign languages
The excellent The Modern Word has lovely daily quotations. Today's was:
Whoever is not acquainted with foreign languages knows nothing of his own. --Goethe
I know what he means.

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Date:July 27th, 2004 04:02 pm (UTC)

so true

And this is ever so true in relation to the language of our neighbors, the Palestinians.
I plan, for ages now, to acquire Spoken-Arabic...
But unfortunately I only plan....
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Date:July 27th, 2004 04:05 pm (UTC)

Re: so true

Me too. I also want to study Russian, for the same reason.
Hopefully I will live near TA next year, so it'll be easier for me to find a course.
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Date:July 28th, 2004 11:23 am (UTC)
What's stopping you? I'm in the process of learning Colloquial Arabic by an audio-CD course, but there are other options...
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Date:July 28th, 2004 01:35 pm (UTC)

other options

I believe that if I could just meet with an Arabic-speaker pearson, say once a week, like a private lesson- and just make friends with him/her while speaking Arabic it could be great.
I'm planning to publish such an offer in "YAPA" coffee shop in Jaffo- (although I don't have a lot of money, since I'm just a student and work onlyu part-time...)
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Date:July 28th, 2004 01:58 pm (UTC)
Great! Tell me how it went!
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Date:July 27th, 2004 04:29 pm (UTC)
It's been almost 8 years since I last heard "nothing like the sun" fully.
Date:July 28th, 2004 08:25 am (UTC)

גם אני - למרות שזה מן הדיסקים האהובים ביותר.

היה לי העונג לגלות אותו למישהי וגם לשמוע אותו שוב בעצמי.
תענוג אמיתי, גם אם לא כל השירים באותה הרמה.

- אסף
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Date:July 28th, 2004 11:31 pm (UTC)


Sting has been my first Musical love, and NLTS is one of his best albums. I own all Sting's solo studio albums, the earlier ones in tape, the later in CD.
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