Hema asked me how my Korean is going and I'll post it here instead of a PM. I recently reached a thousand words that I've learned
(Anki keeps count for me.) So it's going well. The grammar is coming along too although it's still difficult. Do you know how many verb endings they have? Not for different tenses (although there are those too) but for different meanings. For example:
- an ending for showing surprise
- an ending to use when you know the other person already knows what you're saying
- an ending you use when you're trying to convince the other person that they're wrong
- an ending to show an intention to do something and inviting the other person to give their thoughts on it
- an ending to show determination and want to do something
- an ending to use when you make a suggestion
- and so on.
Then there are the endings that include the meanings of conjunctions in them. Like, if you want to say "I know but..." the "know but" part is one word. Two endings for "therefore". And so on.
And then there are all the composite endings. Oh, and they have special endings for quoting people too. One for if the quote is followed by a noun, one for if the quote is followed by a verb, one for if the quote is an imperative, and so on. These endings are endless, and I'm enjoying mastering them very much
I recommend Korean to everyone who wants to learn a different way of thinking and making sentences.