Kingsley Lingua. Language. (@kingsley_lingua) — 🌎 Devouring the world’s languages one word at a time
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May 2019 —> 🇪🇸B2
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Evening mental sweat 🇨🇳💪🏻
#学习
(Underneath the stack is HSK 2-6)
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Evening mental sweat 🇨🇳💪🏻 #学习 (Underneath the stack is HSK 2-6) • I’m actually taking a look at all the levels to see which level I should jump into 😵
13.02.2019 08:05:21
Snow day reads ❄️☕️
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As fun as Chineasy is to look at, I still prefer a good ol
Snow day reads ❄️☕️ • As fun as Chineasy is to look at, I still prefer a good old grammar book 😅 • As long as it’s well written by an excellent explainer — there’s a lot of absolute GARBAGE out there that only confuses & scares learners 🤣 • Personally I’m a fan of McGraw Hill’s material — they get through all the major concepts, explain them cleanly & concisely, then move right along to the next point without wasting another word on overexplaining!
12.02.2019 22:58:59
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The results are in
Looks like I’ll be jamming to Finnish for this #l
🇫🇮🔥🇫🇮🔥🇫🇮🔥🇫🇮 The results are in Looks like I’ll be jamming to Finnish for this #languagejam 😳 • Given my almost irrational fondness for Northern European languages, I’ve always been fascinated by Finnish & have wanted an excuse to properly dive into it for years 😇 just the fact that it’s a Finno-Ugric language — not Indo-European — is itself cause for much curiosity • I’ve actually made quite a few Finnish friends over the years, especially exchange students at university, however I never got the time to get anywhere beyond KIIPIS & PERKELE 😅 • Very excited to compare the structure, grammar & vocabulary to its European neighbours, and to NOT have the crutch of too many similar cognates like you would learning just another European language 🤯😨 • Challenge very much accepted 💪🏻 now to prepare some material for the 15th 🇫🇮 • Full disclosure / side-note — may or may not have had my fingers crossed for Korean 😭🇰🇷 but I’ll have to make room for that undertaking another time 😅
11.02.2019 20:52:02
A little break from all the Latin content — which I’ve also had to neglect due t
A little break from all the Latin content — which I’ve also had to neglect due to a new job & some other developments! 🙃— to dust off some Chinese vocab — use it or lose it! 🇨🇳
11.02.2019 07:35:42
BUCKLE UP IT’S #languagejam SEASON 😍
Feels like just last week I crashed through
BUCKLE UP IT’S #languagejam SEASON 😍 Feels like just last week I crashed through #indonesian for 72 crazy hours, but I’m all gassed up to dive right into something new • This time all bets are off — no “Latin script only” button for me 😂 • I encourage any & all language learners — even if you’re only studying 1 language & it’s the only 1 you want— sign up & give this challenge a go — you may just fall in love with something you never would have expected to!
01.02.2019 20:08:15
🇪🇸As per my 2019 goals — I’m getting after it & finally signing up for exams & c
🇪🇸As per my 2019 goals — I’m getting after it & finally signing up for exams & certifications • Starting with the DELE B2 Spanish exam 🇨🇺 • It’s in late May so there’s plenty of time to prepare, but the sooner I sign up, the less I’ll procrastinate 😂 #getafterit
31.01.2019 21:30:18
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Love this book🏺📚
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The etymology geek in me is SKQWEE-ing every time I open it u
Love this book🏺📚 • The etymology geek in me is SKQWEE-ing every time I open it up 😅🤓 • There’s still so much we don’t know about the pre-Latin pre-Celtic languages of Iberia 🧐
27.01.2019 08:18:14
Fired up 🔥🍄
@foursigmatic #cordyceps
26.01.2019 22:34:33
ACTA, NON VERBA
Actions, not words
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Every language brings with it a fresh minds
ACTA, NON VERBA Actions, not words • Every language brings with it a fresh mindset & often centuries (in this case millennia) of wisdom • Behold, Latin — the language of blunt, actionable tough love wisdom to be applied in the here & now
26.01.2019 07:25:01
🎙When languages are your forte but video & audio production is NOT 😂
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Alrighty,
🎙When languages are your forte but video & audio production is NOT 😂 • Alrighty, 3 episodes in & slowly approaching the “finishing touches” stage 🐌 • #kingsleysclassicalkitchen
25.01.2019 07:58:24
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🏺Late night readings from Disce🏺
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For any other language I normally find the “e
🏺Late night readings from Disce🏺 • For any other language I normally find the “every day dialogue” format incredibly corny, but for Latin I really appreciate every attempt at making the language as accessible as possible in a conversational way, and this textbook does a great job of that
23.01.2019 06:45:20
2 weeks into the marinate of MEL+ACETUM+FERULA
— and these guys turned out delic
2 weeks into the marinate of MEL+ACETUM+FERULA — and these guys turned out deliciously 😍🤤🍯 • The ancient Romans knew how make a solid cocktail hors d’oeuvre 🏺‼️ • And no it hasn’t ALL been procrastination — video & audio production isn’t my forte, but today is for finishing touches so stay tuned very shortly 😁🎬🎙 • #kingsleysclassicalkitchen
20.01.2019 21:43:35
🧠Basically the mental gymnastics my brain has been doing every night before bed
🧠Basically the mental gymnastics my brain has been doing every night before bed — but it’s Latin perfect tense system constructions & the FULL overview of participles 😂 • No rest for the linguist — that’s how that saying goes, right?
20.01.2019 06:59:39
🌱Haven’t mentioned it here yet, but I’ve been a huge fan of nootropics for yeaaa
🌱Haven’t mentioned it here yet, but I’ve been a huge fan of nootropics for yeaaarrs, particularly natural ones like Lion’s Mane & bacopa 🌱 • Lately I’ve been fascinated by mushroom derived nootropics — Lion’s Mane has been described as “miracle grow for the brain” 🧠🤣 • Anybody else supplementing their mental workouts with their own favourite nootropics? 💪🏻
19.01.2019 20:09:23
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🏺Light reading tonight from the first few chapters of my “Disce!” textbook
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🏺Re
🏺Light reading tonight from the first few chapters of my “Disce!” textbook • 🏺Really enjoying the flow of these little practice blurbs — it’s refreshing to just read something not obnoxiously simple or difficult, just sort of natural — neither Caesar nor a recipe book lol • #latinlesson
19.01.2019 06:14:10
🏺Although I’m focusing primarily on my online Latin lecture series for the full
🏺Although I’m focusing primarily on my online Latin lecture series for the full overview of structures — here’s my stack of “accompaniments” that I leaf through from time to time when the spirit moves me 🏺 #bookshelf
18.01.2019 22:42:11
Photoshop with the German options, nicely done 🇩🇪
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Not at all a fan of the spel
Photoshop with the German options, nicely done 🇩🇪 • Not at all a fan of the spelling reforms — personal preference of course, but what can I say, I like “ß” and want to use it all the time 😂 • Apparently I’m not alone! #german
18.01.2019 07:42:25
Na, das hat Spaß gemacht 🤓🇩🇪
I don’t always Duolingo, but when I do, I obsessive
Na, das hat Spaß gemacht 🤓🇩🇪 I don’t always Duolingo, but when I do, I obsessively crash through to the end for review 😂 #duolingogerman
17.01.2019 20:10:35
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