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Mini English-Marshallese Dictionary

Mini English-Marshallese Dictionary

Featuring Karen's island alphabet series!

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart. ‒Nelson Mandela Ability Maron Able Maron About Tarin Above Ilon Absent Jako Absurd Bwebwe Accept Boke Accurate Ejjit Accuse Kinaklok Ache Metak Admire Nebar Adrift Read More

 
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The Acronym Jungle

The Acronym Jungle

While you were away, the MIJ reported that MEC had a power outage, MWSC upped the water days to seven, MISSA won a case in court, water flooded the ECC, and, FYI, I’ve switched my money from BOG to BOMI. Acronym heaven: One aspect that’s extremely likely to send you up a tree in your Read More

 
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Language Introduction

Language Introduction

  After living in the Marshalls off and on for 15 years, the number of Marshallese words and phrases I know and use are pathetically few. ‘Hello’, ‘how are you?’,’ see you tomorrow’ and ‘can I have another glass of white wine’ are about the limit. This is for four reasons: I’m lousy at learning Read More

 
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Practical Marshallese

Practical Marshallese

Former WorldTeach volunteer Peter Rudiak-Gould spent a year on Ujae Atoll in the early 2000s and wrote a book of his adventure called Surviving Paradise. A linguist, he also wrote a book called Practical Marshallese, which he is generously willing to share. You can download the pdf here: Practical Marshallese Peter is now Dr. Peter Rudiak-Gould, having Read More