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MARSHALLESE 2.0: THE ART OF PRONUNCIATION

Io̗kwe aolep!

Eta in… (ok, that’s not really an important piece of information, so let’s just omit this part). Jiln̄oul juon aō iiō*. When it comes to introducing myself, that’s basically all I can say (or write, to be more precise) in Marshallese at this point. 722 more words

Language

“PRACTICAL MARSHALLESE” BY PETER RUDIAK-GOULD

Let’s face it, there are very limited resources available for learning Oceanic languages. A few textbooks and dictionaries, a couple of academic publications (which you… 717 more words

Language

A CHAT WITH… MAUREEN FEPULEA’I

Maureen Fepulea’i surely is an extremely talented person. Not only is this Samoan-born lady an award winning playwright but also a very gifted writer. Her short story, ‘A Samoan Wife’, was one of the top stories in the Samoa Observer Tusitala Short Story Competition and thus was included in the compilation ‘Our Heritage, The Ocean’. 984 more words

Pacific Literature

MARSHALLESE 1.0: YOU’RE LEARNING WHAT?!?

When I say that I’m going to start learning Marshallese, I usually get the same reaction from people. First there’s the look individuals give you when you’ve just confused them. 693 more words

Language

‘OUR HERITAGE, THE OCEAN’

‘Our Heritage, The Ocean’ is a compilation of the top stories from the 2015 Samoa Observer Tusitala Short Story Competition.

Summary

What’s life like in the beautiful Pacific? 556 more words

Pacific Literature

Death is only the beginning: A memorable event in Gisborne

Imagine if you will, a backdrop of soft whispering waterfalls, sun-kissed cornfields, and baked grassy hills.  At night, you hear the hissing spray of waves and the roaring of the sea, with the haunting light of the moon in the dark of the sky.  639 more words

Indigenous

French Polynesia: Island of Shattered Dreams by Chantal T Spitz

One of my reading goals for 2017 was to read more books by indigenous authors and because of that project I had the pleasure of picking up Island of Shattered Dreams. 722 more words

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