God does not send us into the dangerous and exacting life of faith because we are qualified; He chooses in order to qualify us for what he wants us to be or do." Eugene Peterson
June 18, 2008 language learning - is it all it is cracked up to be - or am I just cracking up - argh!!!! :-)
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Loving God in the Moment
is it because I am moving more and more into the German language that the English language is so hard to communicate in?
Not to say that I don't and can't lapse into English when I am speaking to Americans... but I find it interesting after spending a day or two with Germans, or studying German till my head feels like it is going to fall off - I jump back and forth between English and German in my mind.
I re-read some of my old journals, some of my old writings, and even some of my early bloggings recently. I was amazed at my vocabulary. Where did it go? Just ask those that have talked to me lately on the phone in the US. I have to stop and think, "What word is that in English... I know it in German, I just can't remember what it is in English." So, the communication skills drop.
I am thankful that during my time in Canada several years ago, they prepared me for this. Otherwise, I would really be nervous. For some reason, when learning a new language a part of the brain goes into overdrive. Then after pushing through this stage - amazingly enough a person can actually think in both languages - wisely choosing which one to use!
The question I have for the experts: HOW LONG WILL THIS TAKE? I mean come on. Will it be 6 months, a year, 2 years... my oh my!
It is a wonderful thing that my friends and family have a good sense of humor. My youngest son called yesterday. We needed to pray over some things. I began in English, about mid-way through I think I switched to German, and then I'm pretty sure he was totally lost for the rest of the prayer. And finally, I realized it and tried to switch back, but my head wouldn't let me.
Believe me this is not 'trying to show off' ... it is frustrating. I really can't remember the words in English!!!@!!!!!....
So, anyone out there find this to be true??????
Please let me know there is an end!
wondering ... who was the guy that decided to build that tower to God anyway???
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