Wednesday 9 January 2013
(No) News about my Italian
"Italian is exactly like French, except upside down and inside out." This is what I used to say years ago, to explain: 1)why I was hanging around an almost exclusively Italian speaking group and 2)why, in spite of my love of the language and culture, I was not learning much of it. It is a good line, good enough to qualify as a great unknown line. Since my last post about my learning of Italian, I have not done much. But I will spend more time on it. I intend to be able to sustain a basic conversation in Italian by the end of tye year. I just don't know which year yet.