I would like to get some feedback from you (my readers) about what it means to be Ethiopian American. I will give my answer here, and then as you all post and engage in the conversation you can be featured on this page as well. I will start with my answer: To me, being an … More What does it mean to be an Ethiopian American to you?
Growing up in an Ethiopian American home, there is a lot of language mixing. Your sentence will be structured in the most awkward way, mixing English and Amharic in what would seem to be an inappropriate manner but sounds completely normal to the Ethiopian American ear. Much like what is often referred to as “spanglish”. … More What’s the difference between Ahun and Now?: English v. Amharic in the home
Am I some kind of puppet? I don’t understand. If you want me to say something in Amharic all you have to do is speak to me in Amharic and you will hear me reply back. OR if you don’t speak Amharic you can say, “how do you say ________” and I would gladly tell … More Oh you speak Amharic? Say something!