Enjoying a peaceful Saturday and trying to reduce the time spent on the comp (it’s not working).
New bedtime reading!! ^^
You guys should know that I’m always very fascinated with anything related to the Korean language and this book is really the best (or perhaps only?) comprehensive account of the history of the Korean language (written in English). Ramsey won’t be an unfamiliar name for those who have been keeping up with academic books written on Korean.
The book is really awesome and just a few chapters in, I’m already learning so much about the possible origins of Korean and old Korean. 😀 One thing I dislike is the use of romanization (and the kind that I don’t understand) in the book, but ohwell, it’s academia standard. But I’m glad they use 한글 and Chinese characters where possible too! Personally I’m horrible at IPA (never like learning it) but I think I should brush up that knowledge if I want to know in details how Korean sounds like etc.
I’m really super glad that I can read most stuff in Korean now. So I’m also googling for readings in Korean to supplement what I’m learning from the book!
I’ve never been so hardworking in my undergraduate studies lolol.
In any case, I’ve just finished 3 chapters and now planning to study TOPIK, read about Korean history and/or watch drama.
I’m totally addicted to 7급 공무원, so much so that I even want to rewatch ep 6 (already!) and buy the 사진만화 if it comes out. hehehe. I love the *ahem* cast.
I need to get my eyes off the comp though D:
Will be back next week~~~!
새해 복 많이 많이 많이~~~~~ 받으세요!