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Asking for Directions


By Michael Farry

Asking for Directions

Asking for Directions Details:

Published: May 2012
ISBN:       978-0-9565280-9-4

Sample piece from Asking for Directions

When I Returned

I taught my children
the correct pronunciation:
the slide from the au
to that soft sch,
w pronounced as vh,
and the final tch -
difficult for Irish pupils.

Then I taught them how to spell it:
s-c-h as in school,
w not v
and that final z -
no silent letters.

They practiced it every day
until finally they spoke
and wrote it
like native speakers:

Auschwitz. Auschwitz.

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