Learning a Non-Existent Language Kristoffer Curo

For my %20 Project, I will try to learn a language from a video game.

The game

The video game in question is The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. In the game, there are dragons, and they speak their own language that Bethesda Software made.

This is what the language looks like when written. The idea for my project is to be able to look at this and know what it's saying.

Week 1: I've thought up a way to document my progress. I need to make quizzes for myself. It would be much better and efficient if I had a mentor. I need to find one.

Week 2: I found a mentor. He's a friend of mine who's played Skyrim, so he knows what he's doing. He agreed to make quizzes for me. This should work perfectly.

Week 3: I'm struggling to figure out a way to document my progress. I want to make translations and post them... somewhere, but don't know where I could do that or how. I'll see what I can find out from some friends.

Week 4: I've figured it out. I'll make a separate website for my translations. Another problem though: I keep procrastinating. I need to actually start learning the language so I can make the translations but I haven't made the time. I need to focus.

Week 5: Still haven't started learning. I made the website through Google Sites and it looks pretty good, but it won't help if I don't get it together and make some time.

Week 6: I need to prepare a pitch for a few ACT administrators. I have to somehow sell this ridiculous idea. It doesn't help that I don't have anything to show them other than my bag. Maybe I can wing it.

Week 7: My pitch went fairly well, except for the fact that I didn't dress professionally. They liked my idea, so I guess I'm doing something right. They suggested some really cool ideas, like making a dictionary for the translations instead of just making a website. I really need to get started over spring break. At least one hour a day or more through the whole break.

Week 8: I have done nothing. I had no drive to get to work over spring break and now I need to figure out how to cram everything in so little time. I'm sure that if I get off my rear and get to it, I can learn something. Here's hoping I can do that. From here I need to start looking for different sites that have translations

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