Sunday 3 April 2011

Updated Family Language Diagram

It's been a long time but here comes the updated language diagram, now with BK3!

BK1 & BK2 both speak English by default, except when they talk about what they play, which they still do in Arabic. They also speak German and French when the situation is right. The mix a lot when they speak with us, and even when they don't, the grammar more often than not is English.

It is called "majority language" for a reason. *sigh*

BK3 obviously doesn't speak so far. The girls will address her in whatever language is appropriate. They will speak Arabic with her if she is with Babelmum and German if she is with me. If BK3 is alone they will use whatever language first crosses their minds, I think.

We need more holidays in Algeria and Germany, I guess. Or more visitors.


  1. So interesting to see the new diagram. I'm looking forward to updating my own when this next baby is born. To be clear, I've never made one in the first place, but I'll update it in my head at least. :) I second the holidaying idea.

  2. I vote for more holidays and more visitors! How about some au pairs who speak the languages?!

  3. @Lauren - make a real one, I'd like to see it! I still need to figure out how to make ours work with 5 people... it's either too crowded or too abstract for my taste.

    @Sarah - would love to travel more but money is limited. Au pairs would have to live in tent currently, don't think they'd like that.


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