Who am I?

היי! שמי קורן.׳
You! Mi niem Ken.
Hello! I’m Ken.

 If you’ve known me long enough, you’ll know that I love languages. It was a passion I just happened to discover in my years at university.

I consider myself conversational in 4 languages, one of which is foreign: English, Patwa (AKA Jamaican Creole), Jamaican Sign Language, and Japanese. The latter two I started learning at university, and, of course, I am still learning.

And then, there’s Hebrew. I’ve never been to a single class. I self-studied with the help of Israeli and otherwise Jewish friends. Most of my exposure to the language is written, and I’m not very good yet…

That said, languages are very important to me because I learnt something: Language opens doors. Through my study of languages, I have made friends, I have learnt about other cultures, and perspectives… and I have even been able to help open some doors, myself.

So, that’s me. The language man. And I don’t intend to stop being that!

12 Responses to Who am I?

  1. whylori says:

    I just realized that all (I think) the posts are language-related…. early much, I know…


  2. Lori says:

    Hello! I nominated you for the Liebster Award. If you’re interested, details can be found here: http://soundslikeariddle.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/liebster-award/


  3. Mizuu says:

    Wow, I am glad you discovered my blog and commented on it, because I could discover yours! It’s always nice to get to know people with similar goals who write about them in an engaging way! I’m adding you to my RSS feeds and I hope to see more great content from you!

    – Mizuu from Kantan datta!


  4. nenamatahari says:

    This looks like a fun blog! =)

    Liked by 1 person

  5. shadisardonix says:

    BAHHHAAHA!! my dude said Patois! CHest ‘ Igh! A joke.
    Big up yourself stills, u are some of the few talking Jamaican patois as a language serious.
    Respect to you for that my friend

    — Bless


  6. Donikue Campbell says:

    Love this blog. I am using your blog as reference for scholarly work. You are a post graduate linguistics student right?

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Ken Drake says:

    Thanks! Yes, I am. This blog is not a scholarly source, of course, but it was born out of my love for languages.


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