Yes you can!

AlphabetMy favorite thing to do at the market is show people that they know how to read their language.  If they can already read French, and speak mmm-BELLY-may, I just whip out this nifty card, published by colleagues, have them identify a few pictures, and then read the words below.  They crack up at hearing me read mmm-BELLY-may, but it gives them a chance to try it too.  There’s no way they’ll look as silly as me.  Seeing the light bulb go on as people figure out that they know how to read in their heart language…it doesn’t get much better than this!

Published by Nora McNamara

Lover of languages and linguistics. Besotted Auntie. Jesus follower. Sacred Harp singer.

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