Expectations and Surprises

“Where’s Irkutsk?” “What’s Buryat?” “Why are you learning it?” I’ve been asked these questions countless times in the last few months by family and friends. My answers have varied, and probably have often been incomplete and unsatisfactory. So I think I should first address these questions. Here is the brief summary of what and where …

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Georgian On My Mind

They’re not kidding about this program being intensive. Somehow 15 hours of intensive lessons seemed so much less intense when I was sitting in America. Now that I’m in Georgia, I find that my brain is thinking about Georgian most of the time. When I’m lying in bed at night, I’m thinking about whether the …

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