It has been so long since I've been here that I cannot find my original "New Members Introduction." Just pretend that that one does not exist…
I am Lisa. I am firmly convinced the best age for a woman does not even begin until she hits her fifties - an achievement I earned a few years ago. This August, I earned my MA in Deaconess Studies, a theology degree for women within my denomination.
While I'm waiting for my placement, I'm celebrating that achievement by playing with languages. I like the way that I feel as the brain rewires itself as the different concepts within languages and cultures become my own.
I'm starting (again) with Wheelock. I did not do particularly well last time, but I did enjoy what I was learning. This time, I have a list of books I want to read as I master (a little bit) this language.
I'm also playing with a constructed language, Klingon. After all, we never know when fictitious aliens may be discovered.
(I used to be a rather good at translating Klingon love poetry…)
Down the road… Both classical and koine Greek, so I can read both the literature and more common language works.
Further down the road, Hebrew and Aramaic.
This summer, my youngest nephew asked me to begin learning Japanese with him… We will see what comes with that.