Sunday, 13 May 2012

Intimidated by language learning...

Can you guess this super-obvious world famous brand?

This Coca-cola label is written using the official language of Ethiopia, Amharic, a modern derivative of an ancient semitic language called Ge'ez. Having always said that I didn't ever want to learn a language with a different alphabet, I was amused to discover that Amharic has over 200 characters. The picture below shows one way of transliterating Amharic to a Roman script.

Here is a video teaching introductory phrases in Amharic - please pray for us when we begin our language training in August!

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