While I am in Greece, I am trying to learn as much Greek as I can so that I may go back to the States and speak to my Yiayia, Pappou, and Dad in our language. Both my grandparents are sick, and I know it would make them very proud to see their granddaughter immersing herself in our culture. Thanks to the help of Jill, Christos, Jorgos, Minnolis, and Giannis, I am picking up much more of the language than I thought I would in three short weeks.
I am trying to learn the alphabet, as well. In my sketchbook, I recorded the alphabet and phonetic sounds of each letter. I am particularly interested in the Greek letters which look like English letters, but are pronounced differently. For example, the Greek B is pronounced like the English V.
I consider the ease with which I am able to learn Greek to be my sixth sense. Perhaps it is an innate manifestation of my culture.