I get a lot of questions about learning multiple languages. Should I do it? How do I manage the time? What about interference? And so on. So, I figure that today would be as good a day as any to answer as many of those questions as I can.
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We all knew it was coming, the dreaded “grammar” post. I promise this won’t be anything like actually studying grammar (unless you’re into that sort of thing…) Ok, hopefully I haven’t scared everyone away because I think there is going to be some great stuff in this post.
So far, we’ve touched on vocabulary and phonemes. We have words, which have assigned meanings. We have a standardized way to convert those words into sounds. What are we missing? Yes, rules. That’s all grammar is. Rules for assembling words into a consistent comprehensible message that can be used to communicate. Or, as the dictionary defines it: