Saturday, January 22, 2005

More language learning

I had written something to the effect of having written "enough' about languages for a while. That was silly of me. Learning language and using them are activities that continue every moment, even in our dream state.

I had been writing last night about this film, Nowhere in Africa. Much of the dialogue was in Ki-Swahili. That too was one of the good things about the film. So I looked up some more web resources on learning this fascinating lingua franca of Africa. Hassan O. Ali has created Swahili Language and Culture, an introduction to Ki-Swahili. Zanzibar has an interesting page on the language. Tim and Beth have done another page which bears looking into.

Here's a map showing the different languages spoken in Kenya.

Ah well, so much to do, so little time...


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