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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