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I think it’s about time.

Posted in Brazil, General, Languages, Relationships with tags , , , on March 15, 2015 by MISANTHROPIST

She’s been in my life for a while now so I figure it’s time to learn her language. Especially since her parents approve of me and things are looking long term. This is one thing I have to be optimistic about if nothing else. Anyway, remember I spoke earlier about educational apps? Well I downloaded a few resources and along with my previous knowledge I should be speaking good Portuguese soon enough. I’m just debating whether to tell her or surprise her later. I was at it for three hours today and I realised that time spent around her family has given me a level of understanding.

I may also need to know this because there is a possibility I could end up in South America, next on the list might have to be Spanish. When I told her before that I’m picking up what she’s saying I don’t think that she understood just how much I comprehend. I don’t know if it’s our cultural differences but I never get tired of her speaking her own language or her small mistakes. It’s actually endearing as fuck.

I guess learning her language is a passive commitment.



Alpha Misanthropos: Quote of the month.

Posted in Languages, Misanthropy with tags , , , , on June 20, 2014 by MISANTHROPIST

Lately I’ve been feeling kinda stupid. Just in general, maybe that’s what love does to you. I’ve been reading some interesting historical and anthropological studies. It’s been interesting to say the least. Another thing I’ve taken interest in is linguistics, I was recently thrown into learning Portuguese. My interest stemmed from there.  I was actually in the middle of reading and doing some research when I found this quote, seemed perfect for the blog.
This one is in Arabic:
من عاشر القوم اربعين يوما، إما صار منهم أو رحل عنهم

”Man a’asharal qawna arba’eena yawman, imma sara minhum aw rahala a’anhum.

”Dwell among people for 40 days. You will either become one of them or flee them.
I found it quite fitting.