Things are settling in. Some anticipated but new for now turns have been taken (see today’s Music of the African Diaspora and Personal Language Learning). I pulled off my shelf on a whim a book I purchased years ago and started to read. It is African Polyphony and Polyrhythm by Simha Arom, a doorstop of a book but the marginal notes I made stopped me dead. “I’ve GOT to put these on my blog,” I commanded myself. One note triggered thoughts of writing up a crazy idea I got about a decade ago, and one whose support I have come across several times, including in this book, since it occurred to me.
This selection decided me to pull together my major scheduled activities: my workouts are taken care of under PT now; my chores are ratcheting up as I take into account my level of fatigue, but I am beginning to do some on a routine basis; I need to start my Circuit but I had determined to focus on a couple of my lowest ranked language, Greek, Norwegian, and Kweyol first before plunging into a full assault on all 10 languages (Greek is finished today and I’m starting Norwegian today); the glossary work is blowing up as things are coming together – I started a Every Possible Word in the World notebook where I jot down any interesting word and word usage I run across, giving me a kind of check list of stuff to follow up on so I don’t lose good ideas.
The last major scheduled activity is the Reading Ladder, where I have about 14 categories and one selection in each category that I read a little in each day (more like 7 a day, spending 15 minutes on each – believe it or not, that works for me).
And, I’m finishing my summary remarks from my marginalia on the Greek diglossia book, really good stuff to put in my https://barrett.lang-learn.org/2017/04/11/my-drive-for-synthesis-reaches-new-heights/ project and as a write-up on its on in the Grammar and Language Change category.