I have been working on innumerable posts for about 3 weeks and counting. However, I can't seem to translate my thoughts in to a coherent blog post...It's really beginning to frustrate me.
While learning a second language is great thing, it is causing problems for me when I try to communicate in my native language. My mind has become a large void from which I can no longer find coherent thoughts. Instead, I find some mixture of English/German/Latin/Spanish/Italian/French...I can't keep it all straight. Yesterday, my husband started speaking in French to our dogs...I thought my mind was going to explode while I tried to figure out what he had said.
It's not that I lack the intelligence or the mental capacity to absorb a new language, I've just decided to do it in a untimely manner. Something for when ability to communicate has paid for dearly.
As young children, it takes us years to be come fluent in our native tongue.
I've decided to try to become nearly fluent in German in least than a year (35 weeks of classes)....my mind is not thanking me for this.
Instead of speaking just English or German, I now speak a strange hybrid of the two languages that doesn't even really make sense to me. I am constantly frustrated when I speak, write email, ... I find myself constantly searching for the word I want ( English and German). My mind is a sieve and my vocabulary is slowly straining away.
My mind will come back and the clouds will leave my thoughts clear as rain....