My New Year’s Resolution was to learn Georgian again. 4 months in, I’m not making great progress
I find it very difficult to remember the words which are so different from English:
შერეული this is “mixed” and sounds like /she-re-uli/ how should I remember that?
The process of visualizing a concrete image that captures the meaning or the sound of a word should help remember the next time I need the word.
The seasons in Georgian are: გაზაფხული, ზაფხული, შემოდგომა and ზამთარი
Autumn = შემოდგომა … sounds like /she-mod-go-ma/
…trying to visualise a female mod going to her mother’s…I should have added some falling leaves….
Tiger in Georgian is
/vepkhvi/…which sounds nothing like anything I can visualise…but the word in Georgian has 4 trailing limbs which I can imagine are the tiger’s legs…
Spring is გაზაფხული /gaz-ap-kh-uli/ so I combine a GAZ Volga 24 with an ape and Uli…Uli is a friend who has glasses and is slightly balding…
That was a lot of effort for just 6 words…anyone have any better ideas?