How on earth can a Colored dressmaker, specifically our Sally, from 1838, hope to learn Greek? You may remember her from my historical fantasy WiP Who By Fire.
Well, with a lot of hope, determination, and some help from her future, we can imagine some ways. Starting with colors, and curves.
( Photo is from my Languages wall, removing a note, with explanation and a Janjo Fantoso video link, each week until all notes are done…)
Visual learners will notice right away the curving arrangement of the main 5 notes: these were taped to my wall, spaced out a bit more, but still connected. When you see the meanings of these words, you’ll also see why I’ve arranged them this way. For me, this method helps me to learn the words much faster than other methods. Note that they are also color coded. I try to match up the colors of words to go with the tenses as I learn related sets of words.
The curvature represents the passage of time, as these words go from past, to present, to future.
I also try to put words into a sentence as soon as I can possibly gather enough words to do so. This lets you use several different parts of your brain at once, making connections that help you retain and access the words later in a usable context.
I have a historical fiction with characters facing similar problems to that of our Sally, but in 1855, in my short story series, tagged Ann&Anna. I hope that this series will move you to learn more ways to help use our history to build new tools.
I look forward to your thoughts.
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Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BsCs