Oct 25, 2008

Parla Inglese?

She points at my Tamil
handwriting and asks
"Is this what you
speak in India?"
I try to explain.

We speak in different
languages in
different parts of the
country.

Her eyes grow wide.
She blinks twice.
Her English fumbles.
She blurts out in
Arabic and then
stops.
"You mean different
accents. yes
Different languages?!
But
Ow it is possibbol
Ow?" Fateh wonders.

Wow says the girl
from Chicago
Y'mean they're compleetly
diffrent?
Like, y'cant understand
what he says?

At this point, I'm tired
My English fumbles.

How do you explain to
someone that A language
does not unite your
country?

Oct 23, 2008