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Status: Languages (2021 - March)

(Text as at 03/04/2021 19:58:05)

(For earlier versions of this Note, see the table at the end)


Rationale for this Project


Summary of Progress during January - March 2021
  1. I spent 118 hours in 21Q1 on this Project, or related work (238.25 hours YTD, where for "YTD" - Year to Date - I mean the (academic) year that commenced in October 2020). That's 134.3% of the planned effort (155.7% YTD). Overall, 17.8% of my Project effort in the Quarter was directed towards this project (making 17.8% YTD) - as against 13% planned (10.9% YTD).
  2. As can be seen, I again spent much more time on this project as planned. This was largely as a result of setting up the text of my Brief Thoughts on Language & Languages2 Note, and a degree of diligence in using Ling.
  3. Languages (Total Hours = 118)
    1. Languages - Admin
    2. Languages - All (Total Hours = 11.25)
    3. Languages - Amharic (Ethiopic) (Total Hours = 2.75)
    4. Languages - Arabic (Total Hours = 1.75)
    5. Languages - Armenian (Total Hours = 9.5)
    6. Languages - Chinese (Total Hours = 4)
    7. Languages - Danish (Total Hours = 3.5)
    8. Languages - Dutch
    9. Languages - German
    10. Languages - Greek (Modern)
    11. Languages - Hebrew (Modern)
    12. Languages - Hindi (Total Hours = 4)
    13. Languages - Italian
    14. Languages - Japanese (Total Hours = 27.5)
    15. Languages - Korean (Total Hours = 11)
    16. Languages - Persian (Total Hours = 1.75)
    17. Languages - Portuguese (Total Hours = 3.25)
    18. Languages - Russian
    19. Languages - Spanish
    20. Languages - Swahili (Total Hours = 4)
    21. Languages - Swedish
    22. Languages - Thai (Total Hours = 5)
    23. Languages - Turkish
    24. Languages - Urdu (Total Hours = 8.75)

Summary of Progress during October 2020 – Date (YTD Activity3)
  1. Languages (Total Hours = 238.25)
    1. Languages - Admin (Total Hours = 2.5)
    2. Languages - All (Total Hours = 16.75)
    3. Languages - Amharic (Ethiopic) (Total Hours = 2.75)
    4. Languages - Arabic (Total Hours = 8.25)
    5. Languages - Armenian (Total Hours = 17.5)
    6. Languages - Chinese (Total Hours = 12.25)
    7. Languages - Danish (Total Hours = 8.5)
    8. Languages - Dutch (Total Hours = 7.5)
    9. Languages - German (Total Hours = 9.25)
    10. Languages - Greek (Modern) (Total Hours = 9)
    11. Languages - Hebrew (Modern) (Total Hours = 4)
    12. Languages - Hindi (Total Hours = 10)
    13. Languages - Italian (Total Hours = 5.75)
    14. Languages - Japanese (Total Hours = 36.75)
    15. Languages - Korean (Total Hours = 11)
    16. Languages - Latin
    17. Languages - Persian (Total Hours = 8)
    18. Languages - Portuguese (Total Hours = 5.5)
    19. Languages - Russian (Total Hours = 6.5)
    20. Languages - Sanskrit
    21. Languages - Spanish (Total Hours = 6.25)
    22. Languages - Swahili (Total Hours = 12)
    23. Languages - Swedish (Total Hours = 6.75)
    24. Languages - Thai (Total Hours = 8.25)
    25. Languages - Turkish (Total Hours = 5.25)
    26. Languages - Urdu (Total Hours = 16.25)
  2. As can be seen, despite the project being “inactive”, I spent quite a lot of time on it, though less than the previous quarter. Most is otherwise “fallow” time when walking the dog, but progress has required some time in front of grammars.
  3. The main activity of the quarter revolved around Ling Language Learning, which I’ve subscribed to the premium version of. I’ve been cycling through 22 languages and recording my thoughts as Brief Thoughts on Language & Languages4.
  4. I discovered Latin on Duolingo in 2020, but haven’t pursued it or included it in the Animadversions yet.
  5. A triumph for 21Q1 was learning Japanese Kana using:-
    "ToFuGu - Learn Katakana: The Ultimate Guide", and
    "ToFuGu - Learn Katakana: The Ultimate Guide"
    As this is an App, I also learnt while walking Henry, at the cost of other languages.
  6. I also learnt Hangul using "Go (Billy) - Korean Made Simple: A beginner's guide to learning the Korean language: 1".
  7. Progress (if any) in the current quarter can be obtained from the relevant section of my Summary Task List5, and YTD in the current & future “automatic” editions of this report.

Plans for the Near Future Materials for Use

These can be followed up here7. The document needs a review, but not a major update.



In-Page Footnotes:

Footnote 3:


Table of the Previous 12 Versions of this Note: (of 57)

Date Length Title
04/01/2021 19:40:48 13402 Status: Languages (2020 - December)
04/10/2020 00:27:22 8169 Status: Languages (2020 - September)
03/07/2020 22:09:07 6650 Status: Languages (2020 - June)
04/04/2020 00:14:24 5764 Status: Languages (2020 - March)
19/01/2020 23:41:17 5507 Status: Languages (2019 - December)
10/10/2019 23:58:34 5022 Status: Languages (2019 - September)
14/07/2019 20:29:46 5072 Status: Languages (2019 - June)
05/04/2019 10:36:29 4939 Status: Languages (2019 - March)
06/01/2019 23:36:58 4997 Status: Languages (2018 - December)
10/10/2018 16:43:41 5310 Status: Languages (2018 - September)
09/10/2017 23:25:26 3987 Status: Languages (2017 - September)
14/10/2016 22:14:53 3843 Status: Languages (2016 - September)



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03/04/2021 19:58:05 795 (Status: Languages (2021 - March)) Status: Summary (2021 - March)

Summary of Note Links from this Page

Brief Thoughts on Language & Languages Languages - Materials for Use Poverty of Stimulus Status: Summary Task List (2021: April - June)  

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Summary of Note Links to this Page

Aeon Papers - Summary Document: 2017-2018 Brief Thoughts on Language & Languages Heythrop - MA Philosophy and Religion Status: Priority Task List (2021 - June) Status: Summary (2021 - March), 2
Status: Summary Task List (2021: April - June) Status: Summary Task List (YTD: 20Q4 - 21Q2) Website - Progress to Date (2021 - June), 2 Website Generator Documentation - Functors, 2, 3, 4, 5  

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Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note

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