How to choose a language to learn?

Nearly a month ago when I decided that I wanted to be a hyper polyglot, the first question which taunted me was which language to learn? I guess a lot of language lovers go through this phase as well…so here is what I did.

1. Firstly, understand whether you would like to learn an absolutely new language or improvise your language skills to which you are already exposed to.

I was absolutely confused as I wanted to learn a whole list of languages, it was important for me to categorise my languages with a self rough estimate point 5 scale of listening, reading speaking and writing.

(I was generous with my English grading…since there is always something more and something new and I finally want to constrain, until I get my other languages straight)

As you could see I was in different levels in different languages, mostly because I don’t practice it regularly; this part is really frustrating, I really wish I had super memory…and since that’s not the case….we need to practice our languages everyday (we will be talking more about it in the future).

2. If you would like to learn a new language, then check for a language that really inspires you, since learning a language is a whole package including their culture and heritage.

3. Learning a language which can aid in your professional development. It can open up new avenues and builds up your confidence.

If you are planning to study abroad then learning the language and custom hits top in the to-do list.

4. And finally, When you want to have a change of breeze and understand the evolution from different angles, then I would suggest learning an ancient language like Greek, Latin or other extinct languages. In my case I learnt sanskrit for 7 years and that has made all the difference in my journey learning Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. Though sanskrit isn’t a communicative friendly language, it is the mother language for many Indian languages i.e you could easily trace a word back to its origin and the modifications it has undergone for a wholesome understanding.

To summarise

1. Categorise the languages you know and languages you would like to know.

2. Further categorise languages you know in point 5 scale in the sections of listening, reading, speaking and writing.

3. Read a language that inspires you. You definitely don’t want to learn something that doesn’t interest you a year later.

4. Understand your professional requirements.

5. If you plan on going abroad (say a trip or for college) read the language spoken there with priority, as you get to actually communicate with the native speakers and makes life a lot easier.

5. If you are someone who enjoys to know the origin of words or would like to learn a similar set of languages then definitely read the prototype.

Hope these tips help, if you have any questions please comment below.

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FAREWELL TO A FRIEND

What i admire the most about you

is how well you balance your life.

 

You study when you have to

you smile when you feel like

you play when you desire

and make all around you stunned.

you are a friendly girl moving with all

with no secondary thoughts.

You are also a smart lad

filled with genius answers

and thought provoking questions.

 

You are also a woman of great virtues

you have chosen the path of righteousness

and developed the skill to speak out the truth

with a grace.

Your kind and care-some nature

meets no bounds.

 

I hope our journey of friendship

lasts forever…..and ever….

 

 

 

Moving On…

Wind arose from place unknown

Spreading my face like a hurricane flush

Drinking away the heat of afternoon

reminding me of the dear times

in this very same space.

Got ready to move on to a distant place

bidding goodbye to this lovely environment

dear to my heart.

But what I learnt from my frequent travels

to live far off is

As the waves pass by,

so the memories of remote past.

As the new tide arises,

so comes fresh new experiences.

Shaping a brand new you

for a brand new tomorrow.

Dawn Of Generator

Generator turns by the time

power goes out.

The moment in between

is darkness.

We feel darkness

only after light goes out.

We miss

when we loose.

The darkness makes us realise

That we were in light so far

but we never come to appreciate it,

during it’s presence.

Later generator turns on,

it is not the same as power

Yet something to fill it’s space

during it’s absence.

A Poem To My Father

“When it comes to work,

its just work.

When it comes to study,

its just study.

When it comes to enjoyment.”

its just enjoyment.

Dear dad

     It takes every ounce of my strength to put in words the unique relationship we possess of bond, affection, love, sacrifice and in its own little way graceful.

You are on my side when I most need you.

You be a part of my pain and

Be part of my joy

Yet in your own graceful way

You let the credit be mine.

Your dynamic nature

Awes my mouth wide open.

Yet the thought how I am going to attain it,

scares me.

It is at a distance as far as moon

But surely, one day, I strongly believe

I shall attain your perfection

just like Neil Armstrong.

You can be as strict as Hitler when you have to.

You can be as caresome as Mother Teresa

when we are sick.

You can be like an innocent kid while playing

You can be a perfect study buddy during my late night study.

Undoubtedly, You are my best friend dad

I am lucky to have you as my father

i love you dad.