Monday, October 5, 2009

The Easier Snell?

Since I took my University course in Hindi (Rant: their is only one available and it's only one semester long. It's also the only language course offered at the University that doesn't have intermediate classes, anyway....), I have been having trouble retaining all the information that I've learned to date from my Snell Book (I'm at Chapter 9). I'm a bit confused, I didn't have enough time to assimilate everything in each chapter. So, I opted for Rupert Snell's Beginner's Hindi. I just finished Chapter 1, and things are looking good. I also memorised all the vocabulary before moving one to the next chapter. The hardest word to learn was "vidhyarthi" (student) because the syllables are not in order. You want Vi-Dhi-Ar-Thi, but, if you read the syllables in order you get Vi-Dha-Thi-R , so yeah...confusing. But I still have more to learn. Will update when I'm done Chapter 2.

Oh yeah, just wanted to mention, I learned the Tamil and Bengali Vowels today as well. I'm on a roll! Will update on that as well (more precisely when I know the whole alphabet in both languages).

Sunday, January 18, 2009


Namaste, Stella here from Parties, Sarees and Melodies. I just began my Hindi classes last week. Presently, here is what I know how to write ... yeah, it's only the alphabet but it's where everyone has to start.

I posted a picture of my writing, so if anyone finds that a letter isn't well written, just tell me whats weird about in a comment box, Thanks

Great to see that many bloggers are interested is the Hindi language as well. Thanks for having me.

My Status: (Week 2) With the alphabet I can read and speak the letters (doesn't mean I pronounce them well) and I can maybe say and read a word but I won't know what that word means.