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Desert bound by Wild in Africa on 17 February 2005 2:30pm
 
I'm off to Sudan next week for a few weeks (work) so will be out of touch when gone. Will look forward to catching up when I return though.
Stay well all of you.
 
Re: Desert bound by JK on 17 February 2005 3:39pm
 
Look after yourself :o)

Perhaps, when you're back, you can relay the specifics of your job because it sounds very interesting, if not rewarding.
 
Re: Desert bound by Tusker on 17 February 2005 4:27pm
 
Walio hai hawaachi kuonana.

Safari njema.
 
Re: Desert bound by Diamond on 17 February 2005 5:08pm
 
Take care
 
Re: Desert bound by Wild in Africa on 17 February 2005 5:39pm
 
Thanks all. Aid agency stuff JK. I'll be in Darfur as well as the capital Khartoum.
Asante Bw Tusker, na tuonana baadai.
 
Re: Desert bound by Ken Dunn on 18 February 2005 1:22am
 
Is that Swahili?
 
Re: Desert bound by Wild in Africa on 18 February 2005 12:28pm
 
Yes Ken, myself and Tusker (a famous Kenyan beer) have some East African family connections, so revert to Swahili to keep in linguistic shape from time to time.
 
Re: Desert bound by Diamond on 18 February 2005 5:36pm
 
what was the language spoken to michael in sahara>?? izot etc??

clever you WIA - swahili !! i have trouble with english!
 
Re: Desert bound by canaveralgumby on 18 February 2005 6:46pm
 
Godspeed, WiA. Hope to hear from you soon.
 
Re: Desert bound by Wild in Africa on 18 February 2005 8:37pm
 
Michael passed through so many countries in West Africa that he had contact with a whole range of languages of the region. Many were francophone so he spoke a schoolboy french to them if my memory serves me well.

Swahili though is pretty much East African, largely spoken in Tanzania, Kenya, parts of Congo, Rwanda, Uganda and northern Mozambique, the Comoros Islands and also oddly enough by old civil servants in Oman.
In Sudan I have to revert to my rusty Sudanese colloquial Arabic which I learnt many years ago but which has fallen into disuse. I also speak some Albanian and New Guinea pidgin, such has been the peripatetic nature of my life.
 
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