Saturday, 27 July 2013

First e-mail in Punjabi

"Yago told truth! This day will always be remembered."

A shocked Genie tells Aladdin. That was a long time ago, when Disney Hour was my favourite television series. I do not watch television any longer - except for occasional play of BBC World or Al Jazeera. I am digressing! 

I will remember today because today is the day when I received an e-mail in Punjabi - for the first time. 

The sender is a scientist, a Wikipedia editor, a polyglot, and a Punjabi language lover. Here is what he says -

He says he is elated (his words, not mine!) to have received an e-mail from me. He says he used to have an inferiority complex - because he spoke Punjabi, but no longer. He is learning Russian and Arabic, and he speaks a little Chinese. He asks me if I can help in the improvement of the Punjabi Wikipedia. And, he talks about a rightist member who is making life difficult for many people.

Interesting! Isn't it? 

Thursday, 25 July 2013

我學漢語。己經幾個月學習。過一年。現在,我會說得錯.好像,我不可學語言。那,我是不好的學生與人。自學者!哈哈哈!我不是一個自學者。我是不好人,不可以學得快與好、不可以學數學、不可以做工、不可以.... 我是零。哈哈。