Hi! Welcome to my blog! 🙂
Apparently this kind of sections are meant to start with a little introduction to oneself, so, there I go, a brief crash course in the hands behind this site.
My name is Bea (the Spanish short form for those who would be called Beatrice in the English speaking world), as of now I am 24 years old, I’m originally from northern Spain, more precisely from a not so big or well-known region called Asturias.
The idea behind this blog is to be completely free to write about many things, particularly about languages. It’s something that has been stuck in my head for a while and now I’m finally giving it a try.
Since I was quite a little girl I’ve always somehow been exposed to a foreign language, English, and although it was not something I willingly chose to do, the truth is that I’m immensely grateful to my parents for such an early initiation, what a huge amount of difficulties I didn’t have to deal with thanks to that!
As years went by and through the Spanish educative system I came into contact with a second foreign language, French, but it honestly never really got much of my attention, and I considered it to be useless, up to the point of starting to loath it. After several years I gave up on it and chose to study other subjects which had nothing to do with languages (and which ironically enough, a few years later, in an unexpected turn of events helped me to get back on the track of French learning).
But it wasn’t until again several years after that, that I really started to realized that I was really keen on languages, but not only that, there would even be some bits of them which fascinated me.
I could spend hours and hours reading the Wikipedia entries to some of their characteristics, discovering that, for instance, native Danish speakers can communicate without much trouble with their Swedish or Norwegian neighbors, but however, Finns happen to speak a language which belongs to an entirely different family whose closest relative is Estonian. I don’t know for you, but to me that’s kind of mind-blowing.
Later other languages came, many other curious things to learn, but to know a little bit more about that, you will have to keep on reading 😉