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Teach Me a Word You’re Afraid to Forget

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According to a study there are at least 50 languages being spoken daily in Govanhill (Southside, Glasgow). ‘Teach me a word you’re afraid to forget’ is a sound art project that seeks contributors from Glasgow to each share a voice recording of a word in their chosen language.

Think of the language you use and when you first started using it. How has it changed over time? Think of the words that bring something back to you like a memory, a love or an understanding. Is it translatable? Can you explain it? It can be your old nickname, favourite saying or a word you use to describe a feeling that somehow doesn’t translate.