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And Let One Interpret

I am so excited about something that won’t be in my life anymore. Not because I don’t like it, but because I’ve finished it! Last week I finished translating the last lesson of our Sunday School curriculum into Xitsonga. I … Continue reading

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Will You Borrow Me?

You gotta laugh at the misunderstanding of the word “borrow” over here. And it’s such a commonly used word! They say “borrow” for both borrow and loan. “Will you borrow me the ball?” But what’s even funnier about this picture … Continue reading

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When Words That Do Not Exist Communicate ~ Linguist, Part 3

A missionary must learn the language of the people to whom he is ministering. This really should go “without saying”; but unfortunately, some missionaries rely on translators for years, making little attempt to apply themselves to the language of the … Continue reading

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The Many Jobs of a Missionary ~ Linguist, Part 1: How We Learned the Language

This job goes without saying. Pun intended! 🙂 Missionaries must learn the language of the people they are ministering to! When my husband arrived in South Africa to work in the villages of the Tsonga people (before we were married), … Continue reading

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