What it means to pronounce words in a foreign language

by on January 26, 2024 :: 0 comments

The way my tongue dances to the sound and song of a language
I am not familiar with is not as soft and smooth as chewing a smashed potato

isn’t as natural as a bird flying in the sky, flapping wings, adapting to the wind.

The tongue has been trained artfully to a certain kind of music

takes time to absorb the nuances and elegance of another.

Imagine it like a seed germinating and growing into a plant in a different soil

you will understand what I mean.

It is as simple as that.

– Brinda Vinodh

editors note:

Tongue-tied in Tagalog or slurring in Slovak; different soil, indeed. – mh clay

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