February 2014

Ă is for ăn

By |2017-01-10T11:06:39+00:00February 3rd, 2014|Categories: by Andy, handmade|Tags: , , |

Vietnamese uses a modified Latin script for it's writing system, and has 12 vowels which, along with 6 tone markers creates 72 distinct vowel sounds. This is before we even start looking at dipthongs and triphongs. Luckily for me, I find most of the vowel sounds quite natural to tell apart as I spoke Vietnamese when I [...]

A is for Anh

By |2017-01-10T11:06:39+00:00February 2nd, 2014|Categories: by Andy, handmade|Tags: , , , , |

For as long as Mailart 365 has been running, February has traditionally been "Alphabet month" and so this year, as we're in Hanoi and learning Vietnamese, I thought I'd do the Vietnamese alphabet. The Vietnamese alphabet has 29 letters in it, so I really should have done this 2 years ago as there are one [...]

January 2014