And here is a taste of what we are doing in Amharic. This has some sort of grammatical name?!? It is called a gerund. The first person to comment what a gerund is will be sent a t-shirt with Amharic letters. The first person to know what that is WITHOUT googling it will be sent an Ethiopian wooden cross . I never have any clue about grammar. Even when the teachers explain the concepts in English, I have no idea what they are talking about. Paul is learning from an Amharic textbook and he is learning a lot about grammar. For now, I am content with talking and getting my point across. So any intelligent guesses out there???