It’s a busy time around our house right now. It’s always been a tradition in my family to prepare well in advance for the “big day” , велйкдень. We’ve been writing the pysanky, making the paska and I have even started baking some of the delicious Easter foods.
As you know, I am taking Ukrainian language lessons. It’s been so much fun and I am learning a lot. My classmates are a great bunch and many of them are from Manitoba and Saskatchewan. It’s interesting to hear the different words that we grew up with. For instance, here’s an example. The Ukrainian word for car is машена. Так ? Well when we heard our instructor say this…we all looked at each other and said, “isn’t it гара (gara?). So many different dialects!
I still have a lot to learn. I need to work on possessives, plurals and conjugating my verbs….but truth be told, I actually understand more than I give myself credit for. Now if I can only get my tongue twisted around some of those letters and their sounds!
In class tomorrow, we will be having a pot luck and I will bring in some baking as well as the nalysnyky. I have made some dove buns! I hope someone brings some good old-fashioned kolbassa!