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Karen villagers

Sgaw Karen: Why I’m Learning an Indigenous Language That I’ll Rarely Use

I’ve lived in Thailand for two years and my Thai is decent. I’ve dabbled in Burmese in honor of a couple trips to Myanmar. My Vietnamese goes as far as “can I take your picture?” and “take it easy.” But despite having close relationships with a number of Karen, I don’t speak a word of their languages.

I’ve never touched an indigenous language. At the beginning of this year, I realized I need to. Sgaw Karen it is.

3 Reasons Why Slang Is Used In Spoken Language

3 Reasons Why Slang Is Used In Spoken Language

Ever came out of a really intense language class only to hear native speakers of your target language say something you are completely unfamiliar with? Slang is without a doubt a major part in language learning, some people call it “colloquialism”, others call it “jargon” – but for simplicity sake, we’re going with “slang” today. Let’s face it, no matter how hard we try to learn a language there are always some things that manage to slip between the cracks.