Last Friday we began learning the Shangaan (Tsonga) language with fellow missionary Member Ngobeni. He has been busy writing his own teaching lessons for us.
Today’s lesson was learning the sound of two consonants together with the vowel sound. For example: Mha, Nya or Tsa etc. We learned how we as Americans can so butcher a word and think we are saying it right because of how it is spelled.We began with first learning the basic sounds of A , E , I, O and U. These do not make the same vowel sounds as what we say in English. Then we incorporated the letters of the alphabet with their sound.
Here is a quick glimpse into our language class: