17 November 2005

It's all Greek to me

Because I was having some trouble getting motivated to do my Russian lessons, I decided to do a few Greek lessons from Pimsleur. I figured that it would be a nice break, then I could get back to the serious business of learning Russian.
I have done the Modern Greek lessons for about 2 weeks now. So on Monday evening, I decided to go have a look at a Greek phrasebook to see if I could read it.
What I discovered, when I started looking through the Greek phrase book, was that I was totally illiterate in Greek. And that realization has given me the new insight that I am no longer totally illiterate in Russian. The Russian phrasebook is definitely less intimidating and lots more familiar than the Greek one.

So I have made some progress in Russian, even though it doesn't usually feel like it!