They could not say this.
They could not say that, or these or those.
They could not say anything, but neither could they say nothing.
In English class, you must talk.
Here, try this, I told them.
Tip of your tongue between your teeth,
Then hiss like a snake . . .
Yeth, hith like a thnake.
Later, when they knew me better,
My students made me say zdrobnienie -- nickname -- over and over and over,
purring like cats until I got it right.
Although Slavs familiar with different
alphabets have spelled her name
"Emi Szafelton" and "Aemiy Shufelton", Amy Shuffelton spells it Amy Shuffelton.