Early in January I started learning Somali. Why? Who knows. It’s a lovely language but I have no one in my social circle speaks it. Hopefully I’ll make some Somali friends soon. I guess I just felt like a challenge on top of starting a blog, a Youtube channel at the same time as being a twin mom and working.
In this video I show how I set up my language learning in its own vault in Obsidian. For now this is mostly set up for the course I take at a university but it’ll be used for self studies when the course is over. Since I’m not sure if I’ll have the time for the follow up course this fall I need a good setup where I have everything I need to study on my own going forward.
The key is to be systematic and to make sure to get the frame work of grammar and phonetics down early so you don’t have to wonder about that to much when you don’t have a teacher around. But what I need most are Somali people to speak with. It’s hard to be a language learner as an introvert. I wish I had the courage to just go up and speak with people. Since I don’t live in a big town it wouldn’t be strange to just say hello to someone in the store. I would just have to switch from hello to nabad.
Don’t you think my thumbnail got a bit better from my first video? I’m not there yet with the quality. I think one struggle is that my face isn’t in the video and there for not in the thumbnail. I think people like seeing faces when they choose a video.
The audio is still choppy even though I got a bit better at filtering out outside noises. I need a sound booth! My computer fan is making so much noise.