July 11th, 2011

Thai – The Beginning

I reviewed Thai pronunciation today using Teach Yourself Thai.  The review explained Consonants and Vowels in the Thai language. I really like the sounds of Thai accents.


ku กุ
like ‘oo’ in “hoop”

ko กอ
like ‘o’ in “torn” (short vowel: “เกาะ“)

kuea เกือ 
like “ue” followed by a short “a”


I reviewed Units 3 and 2 in Teach Yourself Cantonese and did a first pass over Unit 4.


After 2 hours of watching & passively listening to Cordel Encantado via Globo.com.br, I then decided to start the Living Language Ultimate Portuguese Course that recently came in. The accent of this course is more of Portugal’s Portuguese than Brazilian Portuguese.


Croatian is such a fun language being that it is not extremely difficult and the ease of it’s pronunciation. I basically watched a couple videos from this really good band from Zagreb. If you’d like to listen to Croatian rock, check this band out and their latest music video: Svijet Glamura


I just started passively listening to Spanish today. I was able to understand 70% of Eva Luna, a Colombian soap opera series via Caracoltv.com since there are so many similarities between Spanish & Portuguese. I plan to dedicate 2 hours of passive listening per day for Spanish.