From the Memoirs of Fr John LeMay
of the time when he was Brother Jack,
in the early days of the Servite mission in Zululand.
1. Ingwavuma c. Nineteen-fifty-something...
Learning Zulu, the cattle sale, making blocks, a snake
The teacher was very good and patient. The beginning classes were very simple; we would point to some object asking What is that? And she would tell us what it was in Zulu. We wrote the word down in our assignment books.
Home work: memorize the words and be ready for the next class.
As the classes got harder we weren't always prepared. So we would look for some diversion. We would ask questions about grammar, hoping for a long explanation, but she would catch on and scold us.