Ainu Language

My son didn't do anything to me last Mother's Day.
I didn't know whether he knew it was the day, but I didn't say anything about it. It was the same as usual. I hope he will show something to me on Mother's Day spontaneously someday.

When I went out to throw away the garbage nearby early this morning , my umbrella was broken because of the nasty weather.
I offered to drive my family, but both of my husband and son turned it down. My son went to school without opening his umbrella.

I was surprised to hear the local news this morning that an elementary school in Biratori Town, Hokkaido, started teaching Ainu language.
The teacher is not a regular school teacher. He usually works at Ainu institute. He is from the mainland, Hyogo (maybe), and when he was travelling in Hokkaido a long time ago, he fell in love with a descendant of Ainu. He got married to her and has lived in Hokkaido. Since then, he has learned about Ainu.

I think it is good. We, especially people who live in Hokkaido, should respect the Ainu. Because they have lived here originally.

Unfortunately, I don't have any capacities to learn other languages. Learning English is enough for me.





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Original Article:

My son didn't do anything to me last Mother's Day.
I didn't know whether he knew it was the day, but I didn't say anything about it. It was the same as usual. I hope he will show something to me on Mother's Day spontaneously someday.

When I went out to throw away the garbage nearby early this morning , my umbrella was broken because of the nasty weather.
I offered to drive my family, but both of my husband and son turned it down. My son went to school without opening his umbrella.

I was surprised to hear the local news this morning that an elementary school in Biratori Town, Hokkaido, started teaching Ainu language.
The teacher is not a regular school teacher. He usually works at Ainu institute. He is from the mainland, Hyogo (maybe), and when he was travelling in Hokkaido a long time ago, he fell in love with a descendant of Ainu. He got married to her and has lived in Hokkaido. Since then, he has learned about Ainu.

I think it is good. We, especially people who live in Hokkaido, should respect the Ainu. Because they have lived here originally.

Unfortunately, I don't have any capacities to learn other languages. Learning English is enough for me.


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My son didn't do anything for me last Mother's Day.

I *don't know whether he knew it was my day or not, but I didn't say anything about it. Mother's Day came and went as unnoticed as any other day. I am hoping he will come to recognize and celebrate Mother's Day someday.

*By using 'didn't', it implies that you now know differently.
By using 'don't', it implies that it is still an unknown.

When I went out to throw away the garbage early this morning , my umbrella broke because of the nasty weather.
I offered to drive my family to work and school, but both, my husband and son, turned me down. My son went to school without opening his umbrella.

I was surprised to hear on the local news this morning that an elementary school in Biratori Town, Hokkaido, started teaching the almost forgotten Ainu language.
The teacher is not a regular school teacher. He usually works at the Ainu institute. He was from the mainland, Hyogo (maybe), and when he was traveling in Hokkaido a long time ago, he fell in love with a descendant of the Ainu. He got married to her and has lived in Hokkaido ever since. Since his marriage, he has dedicated himself to learning about the Ainu.

I think it is good. We, especially people who live in Hokkaido, should respect the Ainu because they were among the first to live here in Japan.

Unfortunately, I don't have the capacity to learn other languages easily. Learning English is enough for me.


Re: English Corrections

Hello, Shiroi Tora.

Thank you very much for the corrections.
I was surprised to see 'my umbrella broke'. I've used the passive.

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Sounds interesting that they are teaching Ainu. For many years, Welsh people could not study the Welsh language. However, they teach it in school now.

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Hello, Always visiting.

Taking over traditions is important for us. So, I think I should take over Japanese Ikebana, too.
Thank you so much for your comment.
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Welcome to my blog.
I'm married and we have a son. I live in Hokkaido, Japan.
I like handmade things and Ikebana(arranging flowers).
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