Mastering E vs Ɛ!

New video is out!

It’s the beginning of a new mini-series on tricky sounds and letters in Manding languages like Bambara, Dioula and Malinké!

And it’s with my friend Marie-Ange — a Ivoirian PhD researcher at Cambridge and a student of Manding!

Figure out some tricks and tips for distinguishing E from Ɛ (AKA “closed E” which was historically written “È”) in words like “je” (squash; melon) and “jɛ” (union).