Why Am I Doing This? (Oh, God… Why Am I Doing This?)

Hey there, folks.  Welcome to my little corner of the internet that’s devoted to my attempts at language learning.

Between a full-time job in government, a full-time college education, kids and a wife, and creative writing feeling more like a job than a hobby, I recently found myself looking for a something that was just for me.  After kicking a few ideas around, I finally decided to focus on language and the pursuit of knowledge, and issued myself a foolhardy challenge:  to attain professional proficiency in as many languages as I can before my thirtieth birthday.  And with that, to Speak in Tongues was born.

I have 733 days to see what I can learn.

to Speak in Tongues will serve as part-journal, part-data-dump, part-scratchpad, and part-soapbox as I pursue polyglottism for personal enrichment, and maybe help some others along the way.

With an existing elementary knowledge of Spanish and German, and an interest in French, Japanese, Mandarin, American Sign Language, and many others, there’s no telling where this pursuit will lead.

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