Let’s Get REALIA!
Taking liberty with language is fun, and in this case, it isn’t far from the “real” word.
REALIA (rē āʹlē ɘ, rē aʹlē ɘ) n. – objects from everyday life; used as in teaching a foreign language. [WW#49]
Left, is my realia for table, book, candle …
Italian: tavolo, libro, candela
Hawaiian: papaʻaina, buke, kukui
And that’s our cultural language lesson for the day!
How can realia apply to your “real” life?
Memorabilia: things associated with a noteworthy person or event … or kept for their historical or sentimental value).
Regalia: insignia or decorations of any rank or position; finery.
Reptilia(n): represents … any of a class of typically coldblooded vertebrates having lungs, an entirely bony skeleton, a body covered with scales or horny plates, and a heart with two atria; snakes, lizards, crocodiles. (Reminds me of some people I know!)
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Or in writer-speak, show, don’t just tell. So grab your realia and venture forth to display life as you see it …
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