During Phase 2, the Beauregard Parish Library is open with limited hours and limited services. Additional details can be seen here. Within those limitations, further closures may become necessary on short notice due to staff shortages. We will update our social media accounts in those instances. Patrons are also welcome to call 337-463-6217 x 0 during the DeRidder branch's open hours for the most recent updates on branch openings. Computer use is limited and by appointment only. Patrons can schedule appointments online here or by calling 337-463-6217 or in-person by asking a library clerk. Appointments are set at 45-minute intervals. No consecutive appointments for 1 person.
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For this installment of Mango Monday, we will discuss our offerings for Indonesian. This language may not be well known to many people in our area, but Indonesian is the official language of the 4th most populous country in the world. It is primarily spoken in the Indonesian archipelago by 23 million people as a native language and by 140 million more people as a second language.
Some phrases from the first Mango lesson that you might recognize:
In some ways, Indonesian will be easy to learn for English speakers because it is more phonetic than our language. That means it is written how with a Latin script it is pronounced. It also has less of the common features of Indo-European languages that can be difficult for English language learners, such as cases or grammatical gender. Those can be difficult for English speakers learning a new language.
As with Dutch last week, Indonesian is available through both Mango Languages and Pronunciator. Each language product has different interfaces, and some will work better for you depending on what you want to get out of your language experience. Don't forget to take advantage of each product's mobile apps for language learning on the go!
Next Monday we will be back with a new language you can teach yourself with resources from your library.