So finally, after over a month of hearing this at least twice a day, I understand the words that have been calling me to meals. For this entire month I thought what my sister was calling was “Manambady” which is the verb to be married. I was confused by this because I knew it could not be true. For a month I wondered about this. Admittedly for only about 5 minutes after it was said, because then I lost my thought in the meal. Finally, last night it was just something I couldn’t let go. So I asked what Emma was calling. Again, it sounds like Manambady. So I ask again, because I assume my mother doesn’t understand what my question is. After a brief, painful, re-explanation of my question, I am explained that what she is calling is not in fact a simple single 4 syllable word, but actually 8 syllable “Hihinana ny vary aho” which means “I will eat the rice.” It’s going to be a long learning process..