Sometimes it is the little blessings that remind me that God is in control. I had several chapters of translation that I needed to check for comprehension with a Nahuatl speaker other than the lady who helped me translate. So, I asked Bernie to come help me one afternoon. She is an extremely sharp young […]nothing?
I was working with a translation helper, trying out a phrase for “God looked favorably on ….”. Glancing at my paper, I rattled off the trail phrase, “In Dios uki kwal in taka.” “God thought well (of) the man.” My co-workers and I had gone after this phrase with several helpers, so I was pretty […]nothing?
A while ago, I visited William’s family and watched while he was thinning leather to make a pair of sandals for his son. Few men know how to make the sandals that the people wear here. Many buy sandals for $15 US a pair. When there are many feet to shod, like William’s 11 kids, […]nothing?
One of the hard things in this language is keeping straight who said what or who did what. They have the same pronoun for he/she/it. And all those have the same verb prefixes for the actor of an action and the object of an action. It can get a little complicated. So, as my language […]nothing?
After hundreds of hours of studying Nahuatl, listening to recordings, analyzing verbs, checking & double checking meanings & spelling, Katie Moore and I recently tested into Level 9 (of 12) in the method that our organization uses to test our fluency. We tested at Level 9 Low, so we’ll continue to study, and analyze, and […]nothing?
Most days, at the stage we’re in, what we do isn’t super “exciting”. We’re diligently pressing forward through the mundane so that one day soon we can do what we came for – introducing the Nahuatl to the One True God. We’re required to fill out time sheets to keep track of our days. It […]nothing?
I had been wanting a new Nahuatl outfit for a while, but I wasn’t finding the colors I wanted. One day, I saw my skirt color in the local store and a shirt material to match it. I quickly bought it, and put it away for when I’d order my new outfit. Plans with one […]nothing?
It’s that time of year again that we look forward to with such anticipation. It’s RAINY SEASON in Las Moras. It is a time of abundance, of lots of rain and plenty of water. Flowers grow, gardens grow, everything becomes green again. It’s that time of year again when we load up 5 months worth […]nothing?
This is a post written by my co-worker, Peter Hypki. See their blog at www.hypkis.wordpress.com Sometimes it’s obvious. A grade below 70 on a test is considered a failing grade. A politician is said to fail in his or her bid for office if unelected. But what if you raise funds for, commit to and […]nothing?
I asked my friend Andrea if she would tell me the story of the first man and the first woman. (To read the story, click here.) The tale involves a man who had a dog that could shape-shift into a woman. The man stayed with the woman-version of the dog, and from the two of […]nothing?