English is a language of great variety, with hundreds of different regional dialects.
But there’s one that has never really been spoken in the UK, and that’s Labrador.
It’s spoken on a small island off the coast of Labrador, where the name for the island comes from a mythical animal called the Labrador Bear.
The English language is spoken by about two million people, and for many people it’s an integral part of their daily lives.
“The English language has always been a part of my life, but we have never really spoken it,” says British-American English teacher, Laura Rennie, who lives on the island.
“It’s something that we have a real connection to.”
Rennies mother is from Scotland, and her father was born on the same island.
But Laura says the family’s roots run deeper than that, and it’s the language that is most important to them.
“When we were growing up, I remember going to school in Glasgow, and I think I would have to go back to Scotland to be able to learn the language,” she says.
Laura Rensie’s family grew up in Glasgow but she says she would like to go to a place where she could speak English as her first language. “
But it’s something you really don’t need to be an expert at if you don’t want to be English.”
Laura Rensie’s family grew up in Glasgow but she says she would like to go to a place where she could speak English as her first language.
“I’d like to be a teacher, to teach people how to speak the language, how to say things, but I don’t think it’s practical to have a language you can only speak in the morning,” she explains.
“You can talk to people, but you can’t say things to them.”
But Laura doesn’t want her kids to feel isolated from the rest of the world, and says she wants them to learn English as their second language.
She says she’d like for them to be fluent in English by the age of 16.
“If they don’t speak English, then I don.
So I think we’re missing a bit of the story of who Labrador is,” she said.
“And what we’re really missing is a little bit of a history, if you will.”
Laura is one of the few teachers on the islands, and she’s been speaking to her students about the history of Labrador in English.
She believes the Labrador language has a special place in people’s lives, and the language should be part of our education system.
“So I think it has the potential to be part in our educational system, and not just as a language we learn from TV or the radio, but to be something that is important for us to understand, and a part that we are proud to be British and a member of,” she told ABC News.
“That’s something we want to give them and give our children.”
Labrador’s language isn’t limited to its small population.
Laura says there are Labrador speakers in the United States, and in Australia, and even the United Kingdom.
Laura is also speaking to other teachers in the island to see what lessons they can share with her students.
“One of the things I was interested in doing was giving them a history lesson about how Labrador has been spoken over the centuries, and what it means to Labrador,” she explained.
“What has Labrador been used for?
How has it been used by different cultures over the years?
At the end of the day, what I’m really looking for is that our children know about Labrador and that they understand what Labrador means to them, and they understand the connection they have to it.”