Thursday, August 27, 2009

What did you say???

Apparently I am pretty funny when I speak Lugandan...not because I can only say a few short words and phrases BUT because I cant hear some of the sounds that make up the words...

The problem with that...well...when you have a tonal language and you miss a tone you change the meaning of what you say COMPLETELY!

My too mistakes this week...

Water vs Poop
Moon vs Prostitute
Very much vs the "a" word was bad...

"Can I have a glass of water?" turned into "Can I have a glass of poop?"


"The moon looks nice tonight" turned into "The prostitute looks nice tonight"


"Thank you very much" turned into "Thanks "a@*" Which is a put down rather than a complement...

Pray for my poor ears and mouth! One that I will hear the difference between the words, but two that I will actually get my tongue to make those sounds!

I sure am glad there is grace here at New Hope!

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