Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Project Panglossia

Upon further consideration, I decided I could give my language project a more exciting name than "Language Project"-- a little brainstorming with my philosopher (who is a punning genius) yielded a winner: the project shall henceforth be called "Project Panglossia". What the heck is Panglossia, you ask? Well, after Doctor Pangloss in Voltaire's Candide-- the overly optimistic fellow (the "all is for the best in this best of all possible worlds" guy). And also, when you break it down, 'pan'= 'all' and 'glossia' = 'languages'. Yeah, appropriate, huh? I thought so.

Today's offerings again from Swahili. 'niambia= 'tell me'.

And 'sikiliza'= 'listen'

I've got one more Swahili piece in the works, and after that, it's on to Hausa.

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