Friday, April 09, 2010

Unscripted

I was marveling at the speed with which my little Ethiopian friend has picked up English in her six weeks here - she's even reading - but then I learned that Amharic (which she knows already) has 231 letters. What's another twenty-six? Her challenge is moving from an alphabet which is phonetic and syllabic to a language which manages to be neither...!

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