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Raising Multilingual Kids
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fayanora From: fayanora Date: August 5th, 2018 01:23 am (UTC) (Link)
In my Ravenstone story, the three Ravenstone parents all know ASL, English, Spanish, and Diné (Navajo). All their kids can understand these languages. Dalia can speak all of those except she's not a fluent Navajo speaker; a lot of that language is too challenging for her. In one scene, she's talking in Navajo to Vedya, and Vedya stops her mid-sentence, saying "Your Diné is atrocious."

Her younger sister Vedya is a language whiz and knows all those plus French, Arabic, and German. (For a total of seven languages.) She's working on learning Russian. And given something that happens in one chapter, she might move on to Vietnamese after mastering Russian. (If she even remembers that day by then.)

Oh and good gods, I can't believe I didn't think to have her learn Japanese! Her favorite non-parent adult is a Japanese man. (She's actually known him longer than she's known her adoptive parents.)
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