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Tembua - The Precision Language Solution
"The smaller our world becomes, the more important it is that we understand each other."
--Patricia May, CEO & President of Tembua

Patricia May - CEO
What language should Baby speak?


I entered parenthood fluent in three languages. Having spoken German with my grandfather as a child, I looked forward to using my linguistics training and degree with my own children. That idea was quickly squashed by our family pediatrician, who sternly took me to task for speaking Russian to our infant daughter: "You'll confuse her. Her mental development will be stunted. The mishmash of sounds will impede her speech."


Well, I knew a lot about language but very little about child development, so I turned off my Russian and spoke English only to our children.


I now know that our doctor had parroted very old opinions, probably originating around 1900 during the wave of immigrants to the US. Growing up with two languages was thought to condemn a child to speaking neither well and doom them to poverty. Today, we recognize the value of language learning from a very young age.  




Each of our children, now grown, has studied various languages and lived and worked abroad. Studied is the operative word. Whereas children who arrive at school speaking more than one language need classroom instruction in both languages to learn proper grammar, spelling, and usage, they already have the vocabulary, sounds, and word order that can be so difficult to acquire later. I kick myself when I think of how much our children could have benefited from my training!


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December's Featured Customer
Customer Spotlight:

New French Bakery


Dough for translation.


Tembua recently did a bit of barter with New French Bakery ( )


To cover a portion of the translation invoice, we received a weekly selection of fresh bread. The Tembua staff all report that the bread is delicious!


New French Bakery's current customers include high-volume re-sellers of Artisan breads in the grocery retail and food service/restaurant markets.


As a young wife I received stone-ground whole wheat flour from my father-in-law who both grew and ground the grain. For years I made all our family's bread. I can personally vouch for the taste of the loaves we received from New French Bakery!







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