Jaji's garden

As promised, here's a picture of Jaji's garden. The church office
building is the two story building on the right.

In my first Albanian language lesson, I learned, or tried to learn,
the 36 letters of the Albanian alphabet. Jaji is technically spelled
"Xhaxhi" and while the letter "gj" also seems to make a j sound, the
Albanians insist it is a different sound entirely. The "j" makes a y
sound like in "your."

At the end of the lesson, they made me read sentences by sounding out
words. This proved embarrassing of course, mostly because Tejuta said
I pronounced every word like I was very excited and had a lot to say,
but couldn't get my words out fast enough. It was a spot on
description, actually.

Today we'll be going on a hike up to a restored orthodox church.
Also, we should load our truck for the mountains so tomorrow morning
isn't crazy busy.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Steve,Perhaps you can give your next sermon in Albanian? Mike

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