Who Are We
We should be jealous. . . for the honour of His name – troubled when it remains unknown, hurt when it is ignored, indignant when it is blasphemed. And all the time anxious and determined that it shall be given the honour and glory which are due to it.” John Stott
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Did you know that in French, A E I O and U sound nothing like they do in English? Well, they sound something like English, but E sounds like you got punched sort of and I sounds like E and O makes my mouth hurt.
We have begun learning French! A friend of ours from our church here in Dallas has offered to help us begin our French studies while we are here in Dallas. Claire is from Switzerland (where French is an official language and her native language) and she has actually taught French at one time. We have only had two lessons so far but it has already been such a help. I must clarify that I am not just beginning to learn French now, at one point I had learned it! I took French for 6 years in school and was actually decent (I thought!) at one point. I have not used it in a long time though, so I have forgotten a lot, and what I do know as far as grammar, I am figuring out that I have a lot of work on my pronunciation. Wayne on the other hand likes to say that he has lost almost none of his French (I'll let you figure out what that means!).
We are excited to finally be beginning somewhat formal studies for a language that we hope to know very well eventually. It also makes us feel good to know that we know more French than Addie right now, as pretty soon she will be rolling her eyes at us. I'm sure she will pick it up a lot faster than us!