This coming school year we will start to learn Sinhala. It is mainly spoken in the country of Sri Lanka. Because it is an Indo-European language it is remotely related to Latin, Greek, English, and French.
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While it may be remotely related, the script is nothing like English or French or Greek. The writing system is based on an ancient script. It is unique to us because it is the only language we will be studying that is semi-syllabic. This means that a standard written letter doesn’t just say T, it says a vowel along with it. To change the default vowel you have to add additional marks to the script.
When I saw someone writing letters in Sinhala I immediately thought my son would enjoy it. It seemed like drawing. It should be fun to explore a new language together next school year. I am currently in search of some type of program to teach us this language. It isn’t a common language so pickings are slim.