So today I got stuck back into Polish. Adding to my active study list of Swedish, Dutch, Spanish, and Latin, the latter which I only started a couple of days ago, when I discovered that Duolingo had it in beta. I think I will feel comfortable with what I am doing if I likewise re-start Hungarian, which will bring me up to four language groups, giving me a better sense of how languages WORK.
Right now, I feel this study is vital to my mental health.
My first foray into Polish was back in July, when I was having a hypomanic episode. (I didn't know what it was at the time, I knew that something was different, and my cognition was dialled up several notches.)
But what I am seeing now, through the fog of quetiapine (Seroquel,) is that, even at my age (early fifties,) I have finally learnt to learn, with a significantly improved ability of pattern recognition in language, and neuroplasticity is real, bitxhes.
FYI.1 Hypomanic episode was the complex result of a VERY long-term sinus infection; one part required a whacking dose of corticosteroids, to keep me out of hospital, and my "passengers" demanding excessive alcohol. This being a synthesis of my GP's and my theories (we're pretty much in agreement.)
Anyhows, it was a weird, even enjoyable experience, but 110% unsustainable, because death through lack of sleep may offend.
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