February Updates from the Rastelli family


Dear Pastors and Praying Friends,

We are continuing with our language learning here in Bosnia. This week we learned many new things and here are a few. 

  • How to make nouns from verbs and adjectives. We have already been doing this in our conversations but it was very helpful to learn some of the basic rules for doing it which will help us make fewer mistakes. 
  • "Turcizm u Bosanskom jesiku." Since Bosnian was controlled by the Ottoman Empire for several hundred years there are still several thousand Turkish words used here in Bosnian. It can be confusing when speaking to people because depending on where they are from they will use a Turkish word for something instead of the Bosnian word. For instance:
    • Week in Bosnian is sedmica but in Turcizm it is Hefta.
    • Love in Bosnian is ljubav and in Turcizm it is ašik.
    • Friend in Bosnian is prijatelj but in Turcizm it is ahbab. 
    • Faith in Bosnian is vjera but in Turcizm it is din.
    • Man in Bosnian is čovjek but in Turcizm it is insan.

The Lord has blessed us with great teachers and helpers in the language. Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support!

Yours for Bosnia and Herzegovina

Micah and Kathryn Rastelli


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