Tag Archives: kirundi

“Don’t kill your language!”

For my language geek friends…this TED talk, a Lebanese Arabic speaker railing against people who have an inferiority complex about their native languages, is worth listening to and reminded me of conversations I had had with Kirundi speakers, Haitian Kreyòl … Continue reading

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24 ème jour des manifestations

Originally posted on Le Burundi Libre:
Les manifestations ont bel et bien eu lieu en bon nombre dans les localités de Musaga, Kanyosha, Ngagara, Cibitoke, Kinindo, Kibenga, Nyakabiga, Muyira, Matana, Ijenda, Mukike, Nyabiraba et Jabe. Dans certains endroits, des tirs…

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Can someone help this reader? Quelqu’un pourrait-il aider cette lectrice?

Amahoro! (this post is especially for Burundian readers) So, a reader replied to my unexpectedly popular Survival Kirundi post from last spring, and sent me the following comment: I am actually having a baby…American mom, Burundian father, and would love … Continue reading

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Comment protéger une langue?

Un autre texte que j’ai fait pour le site web de la radio, sur la preservation de la langue kirundie. Je l’affiche ici parce que la “mort” des langues est un enjeu global. Il y a autour de 7000 langues … Continue reading

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My second home

(This piece was actually requested by a Quebec community newspaper for which I frequently write when in Canada, as part of their Canada Day coverage– one of the editors found it kind of cool that the two countries share an … Continue reading

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Survival Kirundi

Since I’m leaving for Burundi in less than 48 hours (eek!) I decided to review my Kirundi by slapping together this English-Kirundi phrase “book” which is a work in progress as I try to dust off everything I once knew… … Continue reading

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