Tuesday, October 19, 2010


It's hard to learn a new language, even if you are the age that it is the easiest. Poor Eleanor and Isaac! We've been trying to find a way to support their language learning. One thing we're trying is children's songs.

Turns out many languages have a Ring-around-the-Rosies rhyme, including Bosnian. It goes:

Ringe ringe raja.
Došo ćika Paja
Pa pojeo jaja.
Jedan jaje muć.
A mi djećo...ćuć.

Which means roughly:
Ringe ringe raja (nonsense words).
Uncle Paja comes
and eats eggs.
One egg cracks
And we children...crouch!

If a classroom full of Japanese schoolchildren can do it, we can too. Right?

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