Another quick catch-up post…
I’m really glad we had a good Chichewa tutor (a rather stern but friendly man called Arthur) during our ICT. It’s so true that when you make an effort to converse in Chichewa, Malawians do respond more enthusiastically. Especially if they are trying to sell you something of course!
According to my classmate, apparently I speak Chichewa with a Chinese accent – thanks David!
If it’s true, at least it’s not a bad thing (I think). Since Malawians do use their R’s and L’s interchangeably, which some Chinese English speakers do unintentionally.
For example, "zikomo kwambiri" meaning "thank you very much", works equally well if you say "zikomo kwambili". Not the best example but I hope you get the point.