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Appy With Languages

Appy With Languages

My body decided that the first few days back in Cambridge would be a great time for me to get ill. Now, don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t have wanted to be ill in the holidays either, but if I were to choose when was an inconvenient time to be overwhelmingly dizzy with a cough and sore throat that kept me up all night, I wouldn’t have chosen now, right before term begins and when I’m desperately trying to get…

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Vocabulary Juxtaposition (Writing Challenge)

Vocabulary Juxtaposition (Writing Challenge)

Okay, friends. I’m not really here – I’m deep in a pit of revision and self-loathing, where I’ll be until Friday, but I couldn’t bear to neglect you until then. Now, I’m a big fan of Chuck Wendig’s blog. He runs flash fiction contests regularly, and while I almost never participate, I like the idea. This may go terribly wrong, as I have very few followers and therefore the likelihood of receiving any responses is tiny, but let’s give it…

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Word By Word

Word By Word

I study French. I also study Classical Greek, although that’s more of an informal thing and I have to admit, I’m pretty bad at it. The alphabet keeps throwing me off. I used to learn Italian. I’m now teaching myself Esperanto, and considering learning a bit of Russian, too. And I discovered this thing called Memrise. I actually heard about it in the Guardian, when somebody learned an entire language just from vocab lists on Memrise and was able to…

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