Monday, 7 November 2011

Ball not Bowl

I have just brought BK2 (who will be 4 in Febraury) from pre-school. As usual, the following conversation takes place in a mix of Arabic, French and English.

BK2: "S iqoul Bowl pour Ballon en Anglais" (S says Bowl for Ballon in English.)
Me: "Kifach lazem iqoul?" (How should he say it?)
BK2: "Ball" - with a pronounced emphasis on the "a", betraying her Northern-Englishness. Sweet...

2 comments:

  1. Sorry, there is a post in my reader that is not on here, and I just wanted to say thank you for it. I know virtually nothing about Algeria I'm sad to say, and this really piqued my interest. Thanks for both educating me and spurring me to learn more.

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  2. Thanks for your post. Incidentally, did you know that Medea is a city in Algeria? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Médéa
    You are probably referring to my encounter with the ophtalmologist. I may re-publish it on the blog, as it may then pique somebodyelse's curiosity :)

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