Monday, February 16, 2009

Finally, after an inexplicable hiatus, I've finished another Project Panglossia piece. These earrings are Zulu --an official language of South Africa, and spoken by about 10,000,000 people as a first language (and by even more as a second language). Tshela is 'tell (me)' and lalela is 'listen'. Big thanks for my friend Elizabeth for translating these for me-- she points out that they're very informal forms of the verbs, not something you'd want to use with just anyone. But I figure, these are also informal, fun, dangly earrings, so it's a match in that respect.

I went with a pale blue for the big blue sky, and red jasper beads for the red earth under your feet.

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