Indonesian is the first language that I have really tried to learn. I studied French and Italian for limited amounts of time during my schooling, but only because I was forced to learn them. With Indonesian it was different – I study Indonesian because I love the language.
Many friends asked me about how many languages I know. I was born in Medan, Indonesia. Luckily, Indonesia is a diverse country and so does Medan. You can find the diversity of Medan in almost anything, such as ethnicity, culture, language, culinary.
Задумывались ли вы выучить иностранный язык на другом языке. Это то, что я сейчас делаю. Я учусь несколько иностранных языков на английском языке, который для меня является иностранный язык. В вопросе о неудобство и трудности -я не обнаружил никаких трудностей в изучении других языков на английском языке. Возможно, что английский язык стал почти как мой родной язык. Я использую английский язык всегда и везде. Из-за частого использования английского языка, я чувствую себя странно, когда я переключаюсь на индонезийском языке. Кроме того, я чувствую себя странно, когда я использую компьютер своего отца, который запрограммирован на индонезийском языке.
Learners learn languages in many different ways, such as attending language classes, playing games, or listening to audio. Whatever the methods are, they usually cover four aspects of language learning: reading, listening, speaking, and writing. Mastering only one or two of these is not enough because, in reality, we read, listen, speak, and write.
Let's meet Ermira B Gashi from Kosovo
1. Could you tell us about yourself, including the languages you know?
My name is Ermira B Gashi. I am doing my Master in Mechanical Engineering – Road Transport department at the University of Prishtina ”Hasan Prishtina” here in Kosovo. I do speak a few languages as well. Besides my mother tongue Albanian language, I also speak English, Spanish, Turkish, Brazilian Portuguese, a little German and Italian.
2. Why do you think languages are important to you?
Speaking another language allows you to connect with people and exchange experiences, cultures, languages, information that you want to know and you get closer with people speaking their language.
3. Which language are you learning and how do you learn?
At the moment, I am focusing on improving my Turkish and German. I listen to a lot of songs in Turkish, and also watch their movies, I also watch a lot of videos with conversations in the German language, read articles in German and I try t…
The Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has held a two-day event promoting the Asia-Pacific culture in the capital city of Taiwan, Taipei City, on September 28-29th. The participants come from the Solomon Islands, the Philippines, the Marshall Islands, Vietnam, Tuvalu, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Palau, Nauru, Malaysia, Kiribati, Japan, Indonesia, India, Fiji, and Brunei. Apart from performing dances from each of the countries, the participants also displayed a wide variety of handicrafts and artworks as well as authentic cuisine on each country's booth.
The emergence of language is recognized in the history of human civilization as a very important milestone. The discovery of language has gone through a very long process, it almost did not leave any traces. People today can only refer to changes in the characteristics of ancient human activities that showed some aspects of the invention of language, nevertheless people still do not know the exact time of the discovery of human language.
People who have studied Chinese must realize that Chinese character is not just a character, but it is also an art. Every stroke in the character forms a beautiful combination of a meaning. It is said that Chinese character evolves from time to time based on the actual object. Although I cannot say that it is 100% true, there are books about Chinese pictogram. For example, you can see below how "sun" and "moon" was written in the past and the evolution of it until nowadays. Characters 日 and 月, on far right, are the characters used today.
You may have read that there are more than 7,000 languages around the world, and many are endangered, so why bother creating languages? I am not a big fan of constructed language (conlang) but I have encountered several conlangs that I find interesting.