I have been a bit busy lately because I have started German lessons again (yes again) and I have been working hard.
I have decided that I am not happy with my combination of fractured German, sign language and charades so am going to make a mighty effort to get through the barrier of this monstrously difficult language.
I exhausted my previous teachers. One went to Brazil and another left to have a baby. My new teacher - Frau Knickerbocker - drew the short straw for this assignment and has brought cotton wool to put in her ears when I speak – so as to dull the noise.
She also has a club in case I attempt to work on separable verbs as this would be too much for a German speaker to stomach.
Frau Knickerbocker is an excellent teacher and if anyone can get me there – she can. I am having three lessons each week for the first few months of this latest bout of manic activity.
She is giving me lots of homework and I being most diligent in doing this and also doing extra study.
I just cannot imagine how anyone could have allowed a language to develop like this.
You would think that – having discovered that the grammar is complete nonsense – they would have changed it – but no – they continue to teach it year after year.
Makes no sense to me at all.
But I will learn it – just you wait and see.