Yearlyglot Blog (Page: 5)
Book Review: The Haphazard Construction Of The Human Mind
I recently finished reading Kluge: The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind by Gary Marcus. The book contains an entire chapter on language.
How To Type In Greek (While Learning The Language)
Typing the words not only helps me to practice using the Greek keyboard, but it also helps me to commit to memory the words I'm learning.
Spotify Language Learning: How To Use It For Listening Content
When I begin learning a new language, one of the first things I do is search out music in that language on Spotify.
Beginner's Guide To Turkish Vowel Harmony
In the simplest of terms, Turkish vowel harmony allows you to leave your mouth in a certain position for an entire word, rather than forcing you to reshape your mouth with every syllable.
'It Wasn't Meant To Be' Is A Bullshit Excuse
It wasn't meant to be. So what? That's no reason not to do it. And it certainly doesn't excuse anyone giving up.
How To Learn Multiple Languages Without Mixing Them Up
One topic that seems to come up often in conversations I have with language-learners is the subject of mixing up languages in your head.
Parkinson's Law And Language Learning: Avoid It With Daily Tasks
When learning a language, the worst thing you can do is give yourself too much time. Every day that you do not have a task is an opportunity for Parkinson's Law to operate.
Defining Language Fluency: It Isn't Perfection
The word fluency literally means fluid, or flowing. It means you're able to comfortably use a language without long, painful pauses while you try to think of a word.