29 May 2006

Foghlaim

Five days a week, I have a 45 minute commute in the morning, 30 in the afternoon, and 25 in the evening. So with my combined 100 minutes of driving, I've decided to learn my heritage language, Gaeilge. A.k.a. Gaelic, or Irish. I'm also very German, English and a bunch of other things, but this is what fascinates me right now. Even though I really should be learning Spanish for my job. I just placed an order for some Irish language CDs for my commute. And lately, most of the time that I'm home, I have news in Irish broadcasting from my computer, I just click on whatever day on the calendar I feel like and can hear a 13 minute newscast. I just want to get used to hearing it. I'm really excited about it. I'll let you know how it goes.

6 comments:

Jon said...

So once I tried to learn Welsh. It didn't go so well. I still want to learn it, but I have about sixty eleven (name the movie!) languages to learn before then.

So what does Foghlaim mean?

Leah Vanessa said...

Welsh is one of the Celtic languages. Like Gaeilge. But Welsh is harder. Foghlaim means learning.

Em said...

That's so cool! I've been listening to my Spanish CD-Roms. Languages are fun.

kat said...

i can barely speak english.

wait, do you know how to say "shut up and kiss me" in gaelic?

Leah Vanessa said...

Not yet, but I'll look into it for you Kat.

nama said...

how 'bout "your mom called. she hates you." that's a very important phrase to know in...gaeilica...

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