Sunday, August 23, 2009

Amharic Language Book

Well, I just spent 10 minutes on youtube listening to an Ethiopian lady TRY to teach me a few phrases in Amharic... and all I learned is that "Thank You" has about 17 syllables and that I need much more help that that sweet lady has to offer!!! :-) Wowza. So... all of my fellow Ethiopian adoptive fams... tell me what I need to buy, try, read, watch, listen to... I know I need help! Point me in the right direction! I want to learn! I would love book recommendations and as well as some sort of audio to make sure that I am pronouncing things correctly. So... recommend away!!!

3 comments:

neely said...

we ordered simple language for the adoptive families...it helped. But amharic is a tough language!!

Kerri said...

I second the above recommendation. It really helped us alot. If you find out your new child has any literacy in Amharic (can't remember what ages you're requesting), you might also get the Lonely Planet Amharic phrasebook. It has words and phrases in Amharic and also written out phonetically. If I tried to say something from it and Medina didn't understand, I could show her the Amharic and she could read it.

Faith said...

I'm not sure if you have heard about the FBI list (http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=ppHBvDAxQ8m6D9u0lLFvNIA&gid=0) that my sister (http://allthesereasons.blogspot.com) created but it is a great way to get in contact with others adopting from Ethiopia through Gladney.

Selam! G'day! Hello!