Tuesday, August 15, 2006

130 hours:

For a change of pace, I'm listening to audio from a Thai cartoon called Pang Pond (flash site). Some of the silly dialogue is getting stuck in my head, which is perfect.

To say the least, the vocabulary is different from that of internet news broadcasts. I haven't heard one mention of President Bush, Lebanon, or Bird Flu. The word "jao naa tii" (เจ้าหน้าที่ , meaning "police" or "authorities"), which I learned from the news, does appear in an episode about UFOs. Many words which haven't been reinforced for a long time also appear.

I suppose this doesn't do much to fine-tune my pronunciation, unless I want to talk like a cartoon. If an ESL learner only ever listened to Bugs Bunny, they might end up with an unusual way of talking. But a little of this keeps things fun.


Paul Davidson said...

I enjoy the blog, and just thought I'd let you know that all the headlines in your RSS feed say "Untitled". It's probably Blogger's fault, but you might want to take a look.

Scott Imig said...

Thanks, Paul! I can probably fix this by adding titles to my posts. I'll start doing that.