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The wise man knows when to quit...

After 3 frustrating lessons, one in Ghomala' and two in Ngemba, I guess I'm putting on hold the idea of trying to learn a Cameroonian local language.

I try to keep my mind open when the language the speaker uses doesn't match the one found in a textbook, as we could be witnessing some fascinating phenomena which some languages undergo in order to readapt and survive. But my intuition tells me this is not the case and these speakers simply don't know the language well enough.

Better focus my time and energy on something else until I learn more about the linguistic situation in Cameroon.