The Wound of Multilingualism: On Surrendering the Languages of Home

“Learning a language as an adult or in your teens, especially with a history of repeated migrations between languages and countries, is extraordinarily difficult. It isn’t just about swallowing new words like passion fruit that glides down your throat. It’s like chewing on stones breaking your teeth in order to seed the foundations of that new language on your tongue already heavy with many idioms.”

Source: LitHub
Published: Sep 8, 2020
Length: 6 minutes (1,627 words)