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Re: Learning Resources

Postby księżycowy » 2010-12-09, 22:21

I'm trying to see if the Mohawk-English English-Mohawk dictionary (2002 version) by Nancy Bonvillain is still in print (or was even published for that matter). :? Not sure, but here's hoping! :wink:
After all there are just too few dictionaries for Mohawk.

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Re: Learning Resources

Postby księżycowy » 2010-12-10, 22:11

Added the dictionary and grammar for Blackfoot by Frantz. How on earth did I forget those! :shock:
Looking at the price of the Blackfoot dictionary makes me wonder why the Oneida and Cayuga dictionaries are so expensive! They're all by the same publisher, the University of Toronto Press. :hmm:

And a few more things for Arapaho! :partyhat:

And to update my last post, I have Schoenhof's looking into the availability of the Mohawk dictionary. Here's hoping they find it's still in print. :D
Though I'd need to get some money before I could buy it anyway . . . :(

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Re: Learning Resources

Postby księżycowy » 2010-12-15, 19:40

księżycowy wrote:I have Schoenhof's looking into the availability of the Mohawk dictionary.

It’s taking them a little while to get back to me, so I hope that means it is in print.
Last time I asked them to check into a book’s availability that got back to me in a day or two to tell me it was out of print.

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Re: Learning Resources

Postby lacustrine » 2011-01-01, 19:51

This is the thread to end all threads! Thanks for all the hard work putting this stuff together!

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Re: Learning Resources

Postby BlackZ » 2011-01-07, 23:20

Some links for Guaraní:

http://www.iguarani.com (A Spanish/Portuguese/French/German/English to Guaraní dictionary. I only tested Spanish and Portuguese so far. It's updated frequently)

hhttp://www.evp.edu.py/mod2/ver_diccion ... .php?desc= (A Guaraní to Spanish dictionary with voice files for each entry)

http://learnguarani.com/default.aspx (A blog with some lessons)

http://letstalkguaranime.blogspot.com/ (Another blog, written by a former Peace Corps Volunteer during her stay in Paraguay).

And those links from an old topic:

(Suggested by Formiko)
http://www.datamex.com.py/guarani/ (It's a Spanish/Guarani bilingual website)
http://www.staff.uni-mainz.de/lustig/gu ... rtlok.htm/ (A German/Spanish to Guarani dictionary. It's slightly better than Iguarani, however it hasn't been updated at all for a quite long time)
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Re: Learning Resources

Postby księżycowy » 2011-01-11, 18:56

found a great online Lakhota (Sioux) dictionary here:
http://www.lakotadictionary.org/nldo.php

Unfortunately you have to register here:
http://www.lakotadictionary.org/index.php
to use it extensively, but at least it's free and you can get help there.

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Re: Learning Resources

Postby księżycowy » 2011-01-13, 14:28

A relatively new Cayuga (Iroquoian) site:
http://cayugalanguage.ca/

They have quite a few of the resources I've already linked to, but some of their projects look promising!

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Re: Learning Resources

Postby księżycowy » 2011-01-22, 19:37

I've heard back from Schoenhofs, and unfortunately the Mohawk dictionary is out of print. :(
Here's hoping that a new Mohawk dictionary gets made soon (print or online).

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Re: Learning Resources

Postby księżycowy » 2011-05-06, 18:36

a ’new’ website with Mohawk words and phrases:
http://www.firstvoices.com/en/Kanienkeha-Mohawk-EN

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Re: Learning Resources

Postby limoneneis » 2011-05-22, 11:50

Here's a website with language lessons in Blackfoot (pdfs):

http://www.saokioheritage.com/Real Speak.html
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Re: Learning Resources

Postby księżycowy » 2011-05-22, 11:54

Wow! Those lessons look great! :D I’ll add them to the master list!

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Re: Learning Resources

Postby księżycowy » 2011-05-27, 19:45

I added a few things to the master list that where amongst the links. Namely Delaware (Lenape) and Mohegan (not to be confused with Mahican).

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Re: Learning Resources

Postby linguoboy » 2011-06-09, 17:25

księżycowy asked me what materials I've been using to learn Osage. The only accurate and up-to-date ones available outside of Osage Country are those authored by Carolyn Quintero, namely her Osage grammar (Lincoln, 2004) and her Osage dictionary (Norman, 2010). She also authored a First course in Osage for use in the nation's schools, but it's out-of-print and unavailable.

I also have access to Francis LaFlesche's 1932 dictionary, which is difficult to use and filled with inaccuracies, but does include some useful material which Quintero omitted from hers. The best source for traditional Osage literature are the stories collected by James O. Dorsey, which can be accessed online at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19464.

Annoyingly, each of these authors uses a distinct orthography, different from each other and from the terrible new alphabet recently adopted by the Osage Nation. Quintero's is the best, based on solid linguistic principles and grounded in commmon Siouanist conventions (so as better to show the affinities with related languages such as Kanza/Kaw, Omaha-Ponca, and Chiwere/Iowa-Otoe-Missouria).

In fact, in trying to work out the proper way to express some things in Osage, I have sometimes referred to this excellent page of Kanza links: http://www.kawnation.com/WebKanza/LangPages/langworks.html.
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Re: Learning Resources

Postby księżycowy » 2011-06-09, 18:05

Indeed I did. Thanks for the info! :)
It's unfortunate that there really isn't a textbook for the language, but some of that stuff looks good.

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Re: Learning Resources

Postby księżycowy » 2011-07-17, 21:21

So, I ordered the audio to my Shoshoni textbook a while back, when the U of Utah was planning on putting out a cd. It turns out Amazon just officially canceled my order after a few months of postponements and such, so I started to wonder what happened. Well, great news! They still released the audio, and even better, it's freely available for download! The only thing is you need to have iTunes. you can find more info from my link under Shoshone under the master link.

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Re: Learning Resources

Postby Mol_Bolom » 2011-11-12, 3:56

Started thinking about it, and I thought ya'll would like to have this link...

http://runasimi.de/runaruna.htm

This spreadsheet formatted dictionary is a must have for anyone interested in any of the Quechuan dialects. There's several, but don't remember how many. It's been years since I've used it...

I'll have to see if I can find any of the older links I used to frequent.

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Re: Learning Resources

Postby Socrates » 2012-04-05, 15:43

COMANCHE AND SAUK

Don't know if this is the correct place to post any NAIL findings, or if it should be in the main thread for Youtube &c, but...

A series of lessons on Youtube which contain links to other videos (blip.tv) for "homework".

Background and description. Blip file contains pronunciation and kinship words.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1UAUPIz ... ure=relmfu
http://www.blip.tv/file/1388642


Blip file contains numerous phrases by native speakers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-GoVwWa ... ure=relmfu
http://www.blip.tv/file/1393696

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87wsIwFH ... ure=relmfu


http://www.amazon.com/Grammar-Comanche- ... 797&sr=1-2
The grammar book arrived today. It uses a different (more phonetics-based) orthography. No glossary. Defnitely more of a reference grammar. HOWEVER, it really digs deep and splits words and sentences into literal, grammatical nuts and bolts. I daresay I'll post a full review on Amazon UK once I've digested its contents.


SAUK

http://talksauk.com/pdf/sauk-concise-dictionary.pdf
http://talksauk.com/pdf/finalsaukworkbook.pdf


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(Edited to add Sauk)

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Re: Learning Resources

Postby księżycowy » 2012-04-05, 21:50

Socrates wrote:Don't know if this is the correct place to post any NAIL findings, or if it should be in the main thread for Youtube &c, but...

Main youtube thread?

But, no, this is the place to list any resources you want, so it's all good. :)


To bad they don't post Conversational Sauk, that looks cool. 8-)
Still the dictionary is very good.

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Re: Learning Resources

Postby księżycowy » 2012-04-20, 14:26

Just posted the Iontenwennweienstahkwa' Mohawk Spelling Dictionary by Mithun to the main list.
Seems to be the only other dictionary resource I can find aside from 1000 Words.

It is dated to the 70's and thus uses the old orthography, and it is only English -> Mohawk, but it's still quite interesting.

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Re: Learning Resources

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