Author Archives: Shannon Kennedy



Shannon Kennedy

I'm a language lover, traveler and musician sharing my adventures and language learning tips over at Eurolinguiste. Join me on Facebook for daily language learning and travel tips!

11 of my Favorite Quotes on Language
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11 of my Favorite Quotes on Language

One does not inhabit a country; one inhabits a language. That is our country, our fatherland – and no other. EMILE M. CIORAN Language shapes the way we think and determines what we can think about. BENJAMIN LEE WHARF, American Linguist A language has very little that is arbitrary in it, very little betokening the conscious power and action of man. It owes its origin,...

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23 Sep 2013
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The Linguistic Journey of La Marinière: a guest post on Eurolinguiste

This entry originally appeared on my WordPress blog July 6, 2012. It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to Eurolinguiste’s first guest blogger, La Marinière. La Marinière is an American translator fluent in French and English living in France with her husband and son. She very kindly agreed to write a guest post on learning a second language and I am very happy...

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17 Sep 2013
Culture & Cuisine | Macarons Making Tips Part II: The Success
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Culture & Cuisine | Macarons Making Tips Part II: The Success

If you hadn’t seen my previous post on macarons, the outcome was definitely not a success. They ended up being the flattest macarons ever created. I am happy to report, however, that round two of macaron making was an enormous success. We (my mother and I) made coconut macarons with a rum filling and they were delicious! Look at these beautiful macarons! My mother and...

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04 Sep 2013
Culture & Cuisine | The Flattest Macarons Ever
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Culture & Cuisine | The Flattest Macarons Ever

After reading posts from DarlaCooks and Chez Chloe, I felt inspired to make macarons and try my hand (again) at food photography. Although they tasted just like macarons, they were oddly flat. I’m not sure what I did wrong, but after the 5 hours it took me to make these four batches, I had to call it quits. I did eventually end up making proper...

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27 Aug 2013
The Truth About Lorem Ipsum
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The Truth About Lorem Ipsum

I just could not help myself, being the nerdy person that I am, looking up lorem ipsum – the seemingly random text generated for the text spaces on design templates – to find out its origin. The Truth About Lorem Impsum Lo and behold, to my surprise, lorem ipsum, is not random at all but an excerpt from a book published in 45 BC by...

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23 Aug 2013
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Photos of Paris France | Round 1

I have family in Paris and as a result of both being there and returning for visits, I have thousands of photos from one of my favorite cities in the world. Here are just a few pictures from a couple years ago when I was there together with my boyfriend (now husband for the first time). I’ll add more soon. Update: View more photos of...

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10 Aug 2013
Television Learning: Do Foreign Films Help You Learn Another Language?
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Television Learning: Do Foreign Films Help You Learn Another Language?

When people first get to know me and they hear about my passion for language learning, I am often asked how I’ve managed to learn ‘so many’ other languages. During these conversations I have heard the argument that watching television and movies in a foreign language accelerates the development of a second (or third) language. As a multilinguist, I am somewhat skeptical of this theory,...

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13 Jul 2013
in Eurolinguiste

An Introduction to Eurolinguiste | A Language Learning Blog

For those of you that are new to my blog, my name is Shannon Kennedy and I am the blogger behind Eurolinguiste. As part of the site I write about learning new languages, bilingualism, travel, and more. I love taking photos, so I’ll include pictures from my various adventures, and I’ll also write semi-monthly reports on my progress in various languages. An Introduction to Eurolinguiste...

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10 Jul 2013
Eurolinguiste has a New Home
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Eurolinguiste has a New Home

Hello everyone! Welcome to the new Eurolinguiste site! I’m really excited about the blog’s new home, design and I’m even more thrilled about all of the new content and posts I’ll have up soon. To all of my WordPress followers, I hope you’ll join me here at my new domain. Eurolinguiste | Language Learning and Travel For those that are new, I look forward to...

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23 Jun 2013
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