Submitted by David Snopek on October 4, 2008 - 11:57am
Shortly after posting my first YouTube video, I was contacted by a Polish guy who wanted to make a video of people all over the world saying "Happy Birthday" to his girlfriend. He dug that I was an American who could speak Polish, so he asked me to wish her "Happy Birthday" in Polish and I did. He also corrected some of the Polish from my earlier video (see the comments there), for which I am very greatful!
The video he made is now finished and posted! While some of it is pretty corny, I think the video on the whole is really cool. Some people sang, some made signs, some played musical instruments (there's a flute and violin in there) and several different languages are represented (Polish, Czech, Spanish, French, sign language). I particularly like the guy at the end with balloons taped to his head, singing in French and drinking a beer!
But its really the YouTube community that impressed me. That all these people, from all over the world, who don't even know each other would put so much effort in to this. Great work guys!
Submitted by David Snopek on September 30, 2008 - 7:04am
Inspired primarily by The Linguist Blogger's YouTube videos where he demonstrates his Spanish and Portuguese abilities, I created a short video on YouTube, where I speak in Polish. I've never put anything on YouTube before and, honestly, in the sea of videos to be found there, I didn't expect anyone to notice it until I linked to it.
However, within an hour of posting it I was getting messages from other users and later comments! YouTube is awesome! I met a bunch of really nice people. So, I think I may post more videos, maybe even do a "video blog" in Polish for the practice.
Anyway, the video follows. Its not terribly interesting, I didn't really plan what I was going to say before I did it. But it at least "proves" that I speak Polish and gives me something to gauge my progress against. I imagine that in a year I'll listen to it and laugh at how bad my Polish used to be. ;-)