Queue (queue) wrote,


Finally finished the alef-bet last night in Hebrew class. I feel like we're going pretty slowly, but she says that this is the earliest that she's introduced conjugations in a class before, so I guess we're moving along fine for this kind of class.

I wonder if I should take the second semester of this. Theoretically, I could just learn it on my own. Realistically, I wouldn't take the time to do it. I guess what I need to do is figure out what my goal is for learning Hebrew. I don't really need to be able to converse fluently. I want to have some idea of what's going on, what words mean, stuff like that. Now that I've gotten the basics of the letters and the pronunciation, I wonder if I can get the rest from books or online tutorials. Time to hit the Brookline library and get some children's books in Hebrew, I think. Hmm, I wonder if they have vowels or not.

In other news, I heard back from the editor of TPR last night. He said he liked the idea and that I should send in a draft. So, I guess it's time for a draft. This is a like nervous-making. I never was any good at writing papers in college, and that's the closest I think I've come to this. I don't know if it would be better for me to start with an outline or to just start writing and see where it goes. The whole idea of an outline kind of bothers me, since I'm just not that organized. But I wonder if it would be best to do it that way. Also, it could act as a smaller first step, something I could feel good about accomplishing to motivate me to accomplish more.

Now I just need to find some time to work on it. I think I need to set a deadline for myself to get a draft in. [looking at calendar] Okay, I should be able to do a first pass at it Friday/Saturday/Sunday, then set it aside for a while, look at it again Wednesday, then send it out on Wednesday night. So, deadline for the first draft is October 30th. Then I can maybe still try to get the Compendium out on November 1st immediately after (or during) work.

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