Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Oksana reports from Tallinn

Wowwowwow, it's Wednesday evening already! Where did Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday go? Good thing is that it is almost week-end again... Last week-end my friend Kjersti was here, and that was great. We tested out the spa, shopping, and cafe facilities here in Tallinn. I had also impressed myself with my newfound planning skills, and booked a table at an Indian restaurant for Saturday night. Or at least I thought I had. But it goes to show - even when I try to plan it ends up failing. Because there was no reservation for "Hannah". Nope, sorry. But there was, however, one for Oksana. Also a table for two for 8 o'clock. And as Oksana still hadn't shown up at 20 minutes past 8, we started to suspect that there was in fact no Oksana and that the table was actually the one I had booked. Hannah - Oksana. Poteito - potato. I don't know what is worst; my planning or my pronounciation skills...

I am also almost done with my French classes. I still can't have the most exciting conversations in French - unless you want to hear me describe my room (which is, in fact, quite "interesting")or order at a restaurant - but I do think I can sense some improvement. But as my French skills are slowly improving, my Norwegian is going in the opposite direction. I have put a diagnosis on myself - I am language confused! All these Scandinavian languages, English, French, and Estonian is making my Norwegian sound like a strange mixture of Scandinavian - Bokmål - Dialect - Norwenglish, something I became painfully aware of last week end.

2 comments:

Thomas said...

You're not the only one having problems with Norwegian. I feel the same way.

Kari-Merete said...

Hehe, vi sees snart Oksana;)