Imagine being unable to speak your native language. Imagine having the choice: you can either use the language your parents taught you (instead of the native language they were ashamed of) or, if you want to be heard, you can use English.
This is what my podcasting world looks like. Fluent in three languages but unable to communicate with my illiterate grandmother, who only spoke Sardinian, I found myself mourning the loss of culture and familial connection this situation brought about.
This is a tale of Sardinian language, loss, cultural hegemony, and the choices that we, speakers of a language other than English, have to make on a daily basis if we want to be heard.
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