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Alfabet/Alphabet

a memoir of a first language

alfabet / alphabet is the record of Sadiqa de Meijer’s transition from speaking Dutch to English. Exploring questions of identity, landscape, family, and translation, the essays navigate … 160 View
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accent/accent

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This chapter is a reflection the author’s mother’s Dutch lessons. 4 $0.40 Add
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bitter/bitter

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A poem in Dutch and English 2 $0.20 Add
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chronisch/chronic

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This chapter explores what Dutch sounds like to English speakers. 4 $0.40 Add
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draak/dragon

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In this chapter, the author looks back on her time as an ESL student. 5 $0.50 Add
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elders/elsewhere

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This chapter explores language in the context of Dutch and English colonialism 3 $0.30 Add
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flits/flash

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In this chapter, de Meijer writes about Dutch as the language of her inner world. 4 $0.40 Add
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gastarbeider/guest labourer

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The author confronts conflicting feelings about the aesthetics of the Dutch language. 6 $0.60 Add
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heimwee/homesick

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The author and her partner deal with a Neo Nazi during a trip to the Netherlands 6 $0.60 Add
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ik/I

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The alphabet in Dutch, along with a helpful guide. 6 $0.60 Add
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juli/July

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The author recalls a trip to England, and her father’s struggle with depression. 6 $0.60 Add
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kennis/knowledge

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A passage from Genesis. 5 $0.50 Add
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liefde/love

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The author reflects on her migration to Canada, and her first encounters with poetry. 6 $0.60 Add
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Mio/Mio

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The author recalls a trip to buy bread, and the power of names. 5 $0.50 Add
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natuur/nature

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This chapter examines the poems of Ida Gerhardt. 7 $0.70 Add
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oud/old

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On the chronic abstraction of using a language learned after childhood. 3 $0.30 Add