The Akha Language
For those of you who might be wondering what the Akha language sounds like, Global Recordings has put together an evangelical recording called Words of Life which is available for download. Also, to give you an understanding of our language level, we can understand perhaps 15-20% of the Akha in these recordings, and although they are speaking clearly and slowly it is very difficult to keep up with the speed of the conversation. (I'm getting tired just listening to it) We hope to record people from our village over time and make available songs and stories that they like to sing and tell (walking up and down the mountains, our friends make up songs about walking up and down mountains, it sounds slightly like Native American story telling songs). Keep checking back here and on our downloads page for these updates.
We must be getting a little homesick for our village, it's really great to hear the Akha language again, even though it's obvious we have a long way to go! Well, off to our next commitment... we're looking forward to seeing many of you tonight and tomorrow in church!