All posts tagged: languages

Labor of Love

Describe your last attempt to learn something that did not come easily to you. I am fortunate to be able to learn something new everyday, whether it’s something at hula or a new skill at work, but the one endeavor that continues to prove challenging is learning Korean. I’m normally very good at languages, so perhaps it’s because I have very few opportunities to use it or that I’m struggling to learn a whole new writing system on my own, but it is the one thing I can’t seem to master. I’ve been at it for the past 10 years and am unable (or perhaps unwilling) to walk away. One of these days, my stubbornness will pay off or I’ll give in and take a real class instead of trying to piece it together by watching k-dramas or listening to k-pop. I look forward to the day I’ll be able to communicate effectively in Korean and won’t need to rely on someone else’s subtitles. via 365 days of writing prompts, The Daily Post @ WordPress

Try Wait?

Write about whatever you’d like, but write using regional slang, your dialect, or in your accent.  Try Wait? (Translation: Please hold on a second?) **cell phone ringing** Wrong Number: “Hello?” Local girl: “Who da hell is dis’? Wrong Number: “Excuse me?” Local girl: “No even try, ‘kay? I know who you…” Wrong Number: “I’m sorry, I think you have the wrong number.” Local girl: “Oh, I don’t have a wrong numba’. Dis’ Chelsea, hah? What, Kawika stay wit’ you?” Wrong Number: “No, my name is Michelle, not Chelsea, and who’s Kawika?” Local girl: “No ack’, kay? I know as you, Chelsea. You stay talk all good English so I get tr-own off, but I rec-a-notice yo voice. You work da drive-tru at Taco Bell so you can make nice voice if you like… You bettah tell Kawika he bettah get his ass home pronto.” Wrong Number: “I’m hanging up now. Please don’t call me again.” Local girl: “Chelsea, if you hang up on me, when I see you again, you gonna get it. And you …