Learning another language is tough. Amazingly tough. Cedric is going to post about accents some other day, which should be interesting. My accent in Spanish is horrible… I feel for the people who have to try to have conversations with me every day. I need another 3 years here at least.
-Russ [Russell Beattie Notebook]
Learning another language is certainly tough. Knowing that you used to speak one and can no longer is also a bummer. Its hardly my fault – I was 5 when we left Brazil. But when my parents recount stories of how my mother used to get me to translate for her, I feel gutted that I have (apparently) utterly lost all my Portugese. I would love to go to Brazil or Portugal to work just to see if I could regain my childhood facility with the language, but unfortunately its hard enough to maintain a software career in your native country currently, let alone try to make a go of it overseas. Darn.