And you thought that second language in high school was hard

Thursday, February 5th, 2004 | Fun With Teh Intarweb

A fascinating little story about a woman who’s made it her mission to catalogue and record dying languages.

My favorite part of the article (and the part that really endeared me to this woman):

When I was 11 and I was rebelling, I collected the phrase “I don’t want to go to school” in as many languages as I could find. I had it in 52.

(Via twinkle twinkle blah blah blah etc..)

2 Comments to And you thought that second language in high school was hard

breandán
2/6/2004

Is foide liom an scoil.

brendan
2/10/2004

Sorry about that confusing (and possibly hungover) post. “Is foide liom an scoil” just means “I hate school”. In a language that hopefully isn’t dying.

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