The receptionist told me that some people bring their school-aged children and stay for hours. I could only spend 45 minutes. Hubby wants to go back on Saturday on our way back to the airport. WordSpring is only 15 minutes from the airport and literally next door to Campus Crusade for Christ's headquarters.
Below, this wall display shows that there are 26 ways to say "to carry" in a South American language (I think it was in Mexico, but I don't relly remember.) The word used would depend upon HOW one was carrying something, or what was being carried. Click on the picture to enlarge it. This tree is representative of all the world's languages. Each of the 3,400 leaves is hand cut to symbolize the uniqeness of each language. There are about 6,800 living languages in the world today. Those that have the complete Bible in their "heart" language is 429. There are 1,997 languages that only have parts and 4,486 languages have no Scriptures at all.
Mr. Intensity will certainly enjoy all the hands-on things WordSpring has to offer but I can't wait to bring him back in a few more years when he will understand more about language and culture. Especially since Hubby's triple-great uncle was a missionary to Kenya and translated the New Testament into a tribal language.
Again, I HIGHLY recommend a visit to WordSpring - even if you're not interested in Bible translations. It's a unique look at culture and language.