Our correspondent, upon learning a little about how to communicate in Central and East Java, shares a related linguistic guide.
Tag: Language Primer
Language Primer: Mandarin
Our correspondent in Taipei prosaically gets to grips with Taiwan’s official vernacular.
Language Primer: Tiếng Việt / Vietnamese
Our correspondent outlines the basics of Vietnam’s principal language.
Language Primer: Sinhala
Our correspondent in Sri Lanka presents the most basic of basic guides about the island nation’s principal dialect that isn’t Tamil.
Language Primer: Malay
Our correspondent offers a rundown of Malaysia’s principal language; a vernacular, the eagle-eyed will no doubt attest, that offers striking similarities with Bahasa Indonesia.
Language Primer: Khmer
Our correspondent learns more about Cambodia: in this case, how to make oneself understood.
Language Primer: Lao
Our correspondent heads into Laos and, in amongst the colonial architecture, Mekong tributaries and historic sites, attempts to expand his vocabulary.
Language Primer: Amharic
Our correspondent struggles with the complexities of Amharic during his recent visit to Ethiopia.
Language Primer: Swahili
Our correspondent, traipsing through Tanzania, tries his hand at Swahili.
Language Primer: Chichewa
Our correspondent believes it should be noted that English is widely spoken and understood in Malawi but where’s the fun in that?
Language Primer: Enahara
Our correspondent has some time to spare in Nampula and gets to work learning northern Mozambique’s main dialect.
Language Primer: Xangana / Shangana / Changana
Our correspondent gets to grips with another of Mozambique’s numerous dialects.