These guys came before class this morning to practice reading.
Today I was reviewing some language notes from late 2015 and come across this doozy:
puyutumu, puwitumu, puwutumu = medial verbs for saying “went up/down/across when you didn’t see me and now” I’m coming back down/up/across.
So: “nyi puyutumu koovepuqu” = “I went up (but you didn’t see me and now) I’m coming down”
Good news: I understand this note. Bad news: I have to remember there is a particular set of verbs with this precise meaning and usage.
Some of our friends are teaching Belle and Lucy to make bilums. Click the pic to read more…
Teacher Training On Monday I’ll be starting our second literacy class. In addition to 10-15 new literacy students, I’ll be training two graduates from the first class to be teachers themselves. Today we had our second meeting and worked through a mock class. Gapi and Teti are both eager, but very nervous. I was really…
Elizabeth: [scooping peanuts into a bowl] Who wants boiled peanuts?
Belle: They’re not bowled they are boiled. You’re bowling them right now.