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Hello and happy Tuesday. Thanks for joining us! This week’s challenge comes from the amazing Brenda Margriet:

Do you speak another language? If so, which one? If you don’t, is there a language you’d like to learn? How about your characters – do you write characters that speak different languages, and use that language in your stories?

It makes me sad to admit that years ago I was fluent in four languages: English, Spanish, French and Italian. But the old saying “if you don’t use it, you lose it” is so true. When I no longer had the opportunity to converse in those last three languages, the knowledge faded. These days, I can recognize only a few words of the foreign tongues. (I am still fluent in English. As far as I know.)

I have just finished writing the “Morocco” series and I wanted to make it authentic, so I researched many words and phrases in Arabic, so my characters could converse accurately.  It is a lyrical tongue and I enjoyed learning some of it. But it made me miss the other languages I used to speak and understand.

Language is so much a part of who we are and it always expands my horizons to experience how other countries communicate.

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Now, let’s hop over to the wonderful Clair Brett and find out about her languages…

https://www.clairbrett.com/blog

Also, she has some very exciting news…Clair has a pre-order up for a book coming out on

Dec 3.  Can’t wait to read it!!!!

Clair Brett

https://www.amazon.com/Marked-Improper…/dp/B07ZFYYKR5

 

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