First of all apologies for the lack of recent posts; the past few weeks have been action packed but also temporarily internet free hence the lack of communication. I will attempt to catch you up on everything in an imminent series of posts. Rest assured, I have been keeping myself busy for example;
#1 Starting work full time after the Dashain break I moved my language classes to early morning and commenced starting to try and learn the Nepali language on another level – i.e. in the original Devanagari script;
#2 Mixing in a bit of biology through learning how to manipulate my “Organs of Articulation” no less and attempting to clearly pronunciate and differentiate between aspirated and non-aspirated or dental and retroflex sounds;
#3 The devanagari script consists of some 36 consonant characters, 10 vowel sounds and at least 20 conjuncts (combined characters) – each a unique piece of artwork to be mastered in it’s own right;
#4 Then of course there’s the matrix effect where each of the 36 consonants can be combined with each of the 10 vowels to create a distinct syllable Here are simply my attempts to master kai, ko, kau etc…
#5 And the point of all of this? To read Harry Potter in language number 5 of course?!?! I have book one now in devanagari and here’s a quick shot of page 1 – wish me luck!