I believe that one learns best from one’s mistakes. It is the small foibles that make language learning exciting, ĉu ne?
Yesterday was a very hot day here in North Georgia for this time of year: 92F/33C. I wrote a Tweet (in EO, of course) where I expressed my dislike of summer. I was in a hurry, so I didn’t take the time to proofread and check words against the vortaro, and I ended up writing, “Mi malŝatas sumeron.”
Mi ne feliĉas: nur estas Majo, kaj la alta temperaturo ĉi tie hodiaŭ estos 92F/33C! Mi malŝatas sumeron. Tro da varmego! 😥🌞
— Jonatono Popano (@CobaltBlue2727) May 16, 2017
Someone pointed out that I was not using the correct word, so I checked and found that I misspelled the word. It should be SOMERO: Mi malŝatas someron.
Interestingly, SUMERO/SUMERIO means “Sumer/Sumeria.”
Despite the embarrassment of my mistake, I did learn from this experience. I now will remember how to spell SOMERO properly, and I learned the Esperanto name for an ancient civilization.
Yet another productive example of an error becoming a learning opportunity! Never be afraid of making mistakes!