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November 9, 2012

Chinese.



Marguerite was doodling the other night. Doodling in Chinese, or so she said. She said they were learning a bit of Chinese at school. So cute - I giggled to myself as I made various requests and she "knew" the symbols for all of them, including the sun, the stars, a swimming pool and Colette. Then she informed me that (in the image above) the top line is cursive English Chinese. The second line is standard French Chinese. We went over to the laptop and I pulled up some Chinese characters for her to replicate. She is pretty good.



Colette just kept doing down-dog headstands on the couch next to us.

3 comments:

Xtreme English said...

Marguerite's lettering reminds me of an exhibit I saw maybe 10 years ago in the Sackler Gallery. The artist was Xu Bing, and he made words out of what looked like Chinese characters but was actually English and could be read by English speakers.

Here's a link to a you-tube that shows Bing explaining his work.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2GiHwCAz_4

Emilie said...

So cool! Marguerite is as precocious as ever...

Thanks for think link! I'm going to make sure she sees this - she'll be proud of herself. :)

Jill said...

She has the gift of tongues, that Marguerite.

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