10 days away from home
After a period of 10 days in Slovakia I actually came back home the 13th of July. The Esperanto meeting in SES 2010 was quite interesting and productive, at least I feel that way. I have already written all about it in my Greek blog, both for the meeting and my impressions from the country.
The main goal of my presence there was to start speaking a language which I studied more or less for about 6 months in a period of 2 years and I feel very happy that my goal was fulfilled. Actually I started to speak Esperanto from the first day that I stepped on the ground of Piestany. Day by day I used it almost in all my conversations trying to avoid English as much as I could. And actually it worked, even with the English speaking participants in the Summer School. In the long run I feel that I will use Esperanto in every possible occasion that I will meet “Geesperantistojn”. Next week I am waiting a couple Czechs who are speaking both Esperanto to surf my couch in Larissa. The service I use is the Passporta Servo. Their goal is to make small excursions having as base my home. So, I will have a week again and surely I will take advantage to speak the “Internacia Lingvo”.
Coming back can be exhausting. A lot of tasks were waiting me after vacation, both in the office and in home. I had two tough weeks , but as soon as I will get adapted to it and to the high temperatures of the city of Larissa, I will be able to post in a more regular basis.
The summer in Greece is great as long as you are in vacations, but most people in Greece are hard working . I say that because of the general misconception that in Greece all people are having fun sitting on the beach and waiting “the manna from the sky”. The crisis in Greece is the outcome of limitless corruption of our governments the last 30 years. Though, I will avoid to get into political discussion on that blog.
A very pleasant surprise these days was a post from Lyzazel about Modern Greek from a learners perspective. This is quite encouraging for those who aspire to learn the language. Of course, he is miles above the average learner , but his point is powerful for anyone who consistently wants to learn. Modern Greek is not that difficult after all. Actually is much more easier from other European languages, as Hungarian , Estonian, German or Russian. Especially in our days where you can find loads of tools and resources to study the language.
I know that my last 6 posts were about Grammar (noun declension) and this is kind of boring. I promise to bring up something more interesting on my next post.