About Cody

Cody Beaudreau

Cody Beaudreau

Cody Beaudreau is one of just three students from Boise to enjoy the privilege of studying at the prestigious Basque Language Academy Maizpide, located in Lazkao, Gipuzkoa. This blog details his experiences, adventures, exploits, tragedies and triumphs as he attempts to better his abilities in the Basque language Euskera, the oldest tongue in all of Europe.

From the historic Boise Basque Block to the Oinkari Basque Dancers, the beloved Basque band Amuma Says No and Boise’s thousands of Basque and Basque-American residents; the City of Boise has long been enriched by Basque culture. Cody believes that the Basque presence in Boise is the single most important cultural component of his community. For this reason, he has undertaken the daunting but rewarding task of learning Euskera.

Cody dedicates his time to studying Basque, English linguistics and Spanish. He graduated from Boise State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a Minor in Basque Studies. In his leisure time he reads Bukowski, Hemingway and Quiroga and considers the intricacies and implications of Indo-European etymologies.

5 thoughts on “About Cody

  1. Ane Miren Iruretagoiena

    Cody eta lagunak,

    Euskaldunak geure gilborrari begira ematen dugu denbora eta kanpoko inork gure hizkuntza ikasi nahi duela ikusteak pozik jartzen gaitu. Hizkuntza bat baino gehiago bizitzeko era bat da. Eta ikusten dudanez, horretan ere murgildu zarete. Jan zenuten trikua itsasokoa izango zen eta ez zuek irudikatu duzuen mendikoa. Dena den, honaino etorri bazarete, gauza berriak egiteko izango zen, ezta?

    Berrian irakurritako artikuluak eraman nau zuengana. Ea bada, ez etsi, lortuko duzue eta!

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  2. Carmen

    Euskara maite baduzue, ikasiko duzue eta horrekin batera esporak bilakatuko zarete, hor nonbait, ernaltzeko.

    Eta ni uztailan Boisera nora… bueltan kontatuko dizuet. Ba horixe, ANIMO.

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  3. Ken Beaudreau

    Hey Cody,,, left you a post on facebook about Amsterdam…just in case the Megan’s can google Amsterdam.Info and go to transportation for detailed information to take the train to Amsterdam on the cheap….Hey, I want to hear about the olives…..stay away from stairs….ok,,,,I love you,, Dad

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  4. Kathy Achabal

    Kaixo, Cody,
    Ni Kathy Achabal eta boisekoa naz. Nire Euskera txarto dago orain.
    I studied Bizkino with Olatz at the Basque Museum for 2 yrs but have
    forgotten a lot. I have trouble reading yours- I assume it’s Batua. Sounds
    like German sometimes instead of Basque.
    My relatives are from Ea, Natrxitua, Ypaster, Zarandu. They now live in Bilbo,
    Bedarona, Lekeitio etc.
    I’m impressed not only that you learned Euskera but that you also learned Spanish.
    I often use both at the same time, which I found common when I lived in Euskadi for a month.
    If you get to Gernika, my cousing Johny and Elizabeth own a pet/plant store near the open
    market. (Gerni Garden)

    By the way, I know your Mom who sent me this blog.

    Ondo Ibili eta agur.

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