Mrs. Nesbitt’s ABC-Wednesday
My 136th entry – bijdrage
Started-Gestart: 28-08-2014 : 15-G
Hello and good morning, -afternoon, -evening, dear people who all participate is this wonderful photo-meme, which is a joy to me, week after week, after week. I’m always curious to what you come up with!
The challenging letter of this week is L and I’ve chosen for: Language
When I was a little girl I had to learn to read and at primary school in those days we used wooden bords like you see on the photo. Although I from an early age loved language I had a lot of difficulties at first. I was brought up in a dialect which looks and sounds very similar to the German language in stead of the Dutch one. I can remember that, although very young still, I’ve decided that if I ever would have children of my own, I would teach them the Dutch language from day one and not our dialect to prevent them form encountering the same problems I did.
Some years later at High school I got German, French and English. All the languages that were given I took. I oftend begged to get more but no there were 4 and that was it. In those days we had to do the final exams in 6 subject so besides those 4 languages I had to choose 2 others, which were biologie and geography. And there it stopped because I was not allowed to go to a higher form of education. I had to find a job, earn money, untill I would get married and have children, at least that was what my parents had decided. A short time after those final exams I was kicked on the street and had to provide for myself. Thankfully my now husband helped me find a space of my own to live and I found a job to earn the so much needed money. Due to that I could not go to college ofcourse but in my job I’ve always had the opportunity to learn through courses etc.
Language is still my favorite and after joining ABC my writing skills in them improved. I learn so much from what you all write and I really love it.
Most contributors write in English, some don’t and I always love to try commenting in that other language. Except ofcourse for those who blog in English but speak an oriental language, that I don’t understand, it is so totally different to the languages I know. The eastern (of Europe) and the Scandinavian languages I don’t speak/understand also ofcourse but I would love to learn it.
To me language is beautiful, not only in writing and words one can hear but also in what one can see in the expression of faces and in body. I know that my own language, Dutch, is very difficult for non-born Dutch, it also is for born-Dutch by the way. Syntax and grammar are so difficult to use in the appropriate way but still I love it. If only I could… I would fill my head with other languages so I can speak to everyone I want to, can read whatever I want to, understand it most of all. Language is a living thing and in what way ever… we can do without.
In my own languague:
Zo fijn je hier te mogen verwelkom.
Dank je wel voor je bezoek en reactie!
In the English language:
So nice to may welcome you here.
Thank you for your visit and comment!
Have a nice ABC-Wednesday-day / – week ~
♫ M e l o d y ♫ (ABC-W-team)
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