Category Archives: Hindi

A Head Full of Steam

It has been a long time between drinks; or trips to the well; or – OK that’s enough rubbish. Momentum has not been my friend this year. When I began the Babel Project, I wanted this to be something pleasant … Continue reading

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Revision

It’s January, after 9pm and time to consider the first year of the Babel Project. In theory, there was only supposed to be one year of TBP. The roadmap said five languages, five methods, one year and then we’ll assess … Continue reading

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What hump?

I cannot help myself – it is too tempting to use a moment from my favourite ever (comic) movie as a Post title. With all due respect to the late great Marty Feldman, not only have I found my hump, … Continue reading

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Faster, higher, whatever?

What an interesting couple of weeks it has been. Some of you may have noticed a little thing called the Olympics make its way through town. In other news, I managed to come down with a chest cold and undergo … Continue reading

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The geography of language – jungle

Would anybody care to guess? I know, it’s an easy one. But strangely apt, because I have found Hindi to be my most challenging language to learn. Not because of any innate complexities in the language – I am not … Continue reading

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Deep? Moi?

There is a certain mindset that says that if a little bit of an activity is good, then a whole heap must be fantastic. This is the person who decides that if a glass of wine is good for your … Continue reading

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Who dropped that penny?

Success feels like it should be clear and unambiguous. One person (or team) wins, another loses. Either you are Steffi Graf or Bobby Jones, winning the Grand Slam and the ticker-tape parade, or you are Raymond Poulidor, the eternal second. … Continue reading

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