I have tried unsuccessfully to get video of Raelee and Sula playing. I wanted to get her speaking in her Ugandan accent. She has to translate for me many times – in English – but in their accent. They don’t understand my accent I guess! And I haven’t gotten theirs down yet. I asked Salima if she was going to intern when she was home and she had me repeat three times and still didn’t get it. I said “You know, what you do on your breaks with the NGO”. She said “You mean intern?”. That’s what I said! So, ignore please the way my daughter sits, she is supposed to wear leggings at all times (which doesn’t make it a whole lot better) and I am constantly having to tell her to keep her legs together. She and Sula were the only ones on the property, playing right outside my bedroom window. She doesn’t know I recorded them, she heard my camera when I took the picture so Sula posed for me. (She starts speaking to him in his accent towards the five minute mark. And she does know quite a bit of Lusoga but mostly with him speaks English. His mother and Raelee converse quite a bit. But don’t ask her to tell you any words, she probably won’t!) By the way, that is chalk.
She will say one phrase to us in Lusoga, “Come here, I am going to beat you”. The boys taught her to say “You have the face of a dog” and she was yelling it as Christian was driving with her and the boys through the village. At people! He asked the boys what she was saying and they didn’t want to tell him. Finally one of them told him and he told them not to teach her those kind of things.