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Language is the method of human communication either spoken or written consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way We talk and express ourselves for other people to understand us The way a person speaks is the way heshe presents himself or herself to other people However there are limitations to what people can hear and to what words might be permitted to say Unfortunately students obtain a border which is a boundary line that cuts off words that just cannot be said depending upon the person My parents are immigrants from Ethiopia English is not their primary language Speak Amharic bicha my mom would say Even though they speak English and are able to comprehend bits and pieces of it they prefer to communicate with us their kids in Amharic IshiWe will we respond in a proper manner with a mixture of English and Amharic Englaric my brothers call it We speak patios a forked tongue a variation of two languages Anzaldua pg 348 Gloria says speaking a mixture of Spanish and English with her fellow Mexicans Englaric is spoken in our home with our fellow Ethiopians It helps us communicate well with each other without any misunderstanding due to language barrier This form of language changes its tone depending upon who its spoken to Towards my parents Englaric I speak spoken with a sense of respect We never joke around when they are speaking to us Everything we say is processed in our minds carefully so it would be polite My parents would prefer it that way instead of us forgetting our native tongue completely Amarigna bicha okay my mom would repeat herself hoping that we would still get her point Always speak your native tongueA casual greeting with my closest friends is Hey konjit how you doin Amargna ena Englizegna Amharic and English Its the same form of language I speak with my parents
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