Monthly Archives: July 2012

“Have a safe trip, my mother!”

Addis Ababa is constantly changing. And every visit to this city means learning again to orient yourself. Of course, not all innovations and changes are positive but some of them have made life much easier in the past years. Often … Continue reading

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Postcards from the field

I love sending (and receiving) postcards. However, when you travel to Ethiopia, especially to remote areas, postcards are hard to come by.  Some postcards on floppy paper and with fading colours are usually available in hotels and “touristy” shops in … Continue reading

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How to express ‘feel’ in Ethiopian languages

In the preparation for a talk on language contact in Ethiopia, which I gave last week, I tried to find out how ‘feel’ is expressed in Ethiopian languages. One would think that this is an easy question to answer – … Continue reading

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