Jonathan Manker (thelotharingian) wrote,
Jonathan Manker
thelotharingian

At last! Another post!

I haven't posted in more than a month, but what can I say... I sometimes find it boring to merely list the details of my day to day life and the exciting (but only to me, and others who already know them) details of my weekends. However I do not wish to abandon my efforts in documenting my life, which will ultimately be much to my enjoyment to read in the future.

First of all, my classes are going well, I suppose. I rather enjoy my schedule as I only have four classes to attend, with breaks in between. Greek is too early in the morning and seems to include a lot of work, but at least I'm learning. My Latin teacher is very good but difficult, but I have not had too many problems. Grammatical Analysis is fun--- we've been studying the rare Shughni language of Tajikistan with a native speaker. Hebrew is also interesting and I learn a lot beyond just the language.

My independent study is going well, and I am going to start writing my final paper soon. I feel I have pieced together a pretty solid theory of the background of the Germanic family, and I hope it can be a good piece of work to use for when applying to grad school. I'm actually looking forward to starting what should be a short book or long essay (50 pages?) on my project. I'm not really looking forward to all the sourcing work though.

I recently have put together a possible schedule for next semester. The worst part about it is that it will be so early in the morning, all five days. The thing is, for most of the grad programs I want to apply to, they want knowledge of German and French at least by some time, and I figure I could at least start now, on one of them. However both of the reading knowledge courses would fit into my schedule. So tentatively I have:

MWF
9:00 French (for Reading Knowledge)
10:00 Greek Literature (Studying the works of Lucian)
11:00 Modern English Grammar (a linguistics course)
12:00 Latin Literature (Studying the works of Cicero)

TR
8:00 German (for Reading Knowledge)
11:00 Hebrew III

This has to be the most insane schedule ever, since it includes six languages (counting the 'English' in 'Modern English Grammar.') But oh well, I can handle it :)

I am currently working on a three piece symphony over the tragedy of Paolo and Francesca (from Dante's Inferno). I haven't had much time to work on it but the first piece so far is absolutely beautiful. Hopefully I will get a lot of work done on this over spring break.

I am thinking about doing some LJ discussions about various religious and philosophical passages. I'm actually thinking biblical quotations, where I give my view of the interpretation. More for myself than anything, if I ever get around to it.

The Squid and the Whale is a good movie. We saw it last night.

I bought an 1871 Bible last weekend for 10$.

I want to buy a cabin deep in the snowy pine-filled taiga of Alaska.

I realize this is random.

The end.
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