“N” is for “Negus”

March 1, 2008 at 9:40 am 3 comments

Found the following video heart-breaking. Check it out!

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“Il Grillo parlante” Tsegaye’s Geez Font Instruction Video

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  • 1. daniel  |  April 1, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    Asazenegn gin the kid! nice post.

  • 2. sistu  |  April 1, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    Abesheet,

    Indatikochign injee (and i dont know if it is because of my chronic lack of kin-astesaseb) but i was neither heartbroken nor did i mazen for the kid here. I felt

    a) the lij, god bless him, did pronounce and spell the word well (gobez) but only because the word, as we know it, was mispronounced and misspelled. WHY

    b) i did not understand the need for the word. Was it a part of someone’s brilliant idea to
    i. confuse the kid into spelling a different kind of word?
    ii. suggest a possible origin for that different kind of word?

    c) if the intent had been encompasses an alem-akefawee view into the competition, why not a genuinely challenging word? even niguse-negest…

    inenja, i am not a big neger sentakee on ferenji intentions but ever since i first watched the vid, i have felt that the orchestrator of this particular phase of the competition was up to no good.

  • 3. abesheet  |  April 2, 2008 at 5:33 am

    Nope sistu, i ain’t mad at all. Why on earth would i? You voiced the same question that came to my mind after the tightening of the throat relaxed and the sand that brought tears to the eyes taken care of. I was actually going to entitle the post “what the hell were they trying to do?”. But i felt i should hear somebody else’s comments on it before advancing mine. What broke my heart was seeing the kid “fighting”, literally (wasn’t it?), all the voices in his “in the right place” head from sounding as if pronouncing the word “nigger”. Wondering why involve them innocent lil ones in our $hit. It looked cruel, seeing a kid trying to be politically correct. Trying not to masQeyem a certain group of “hod yebasachew” people. Something a kid shouldn’t worry about! Or so i felt.

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