Dhivehi - Maldivian

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Maldivien

Postby aze » 2006-08-21, 18:52

I'm searching for someone who can help me to translate french in maldivien.
you can see the complet answer in forum-french
thanks a lot

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Dhivehi - Maldivian

Postby ego » 2007-09-30, 13:50

Are there any sources at all for this language? I haven't found any online..

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Postby E}{pugnator » 2007-09-30, 16:34

What's with that egguitis now? :P

Never heard about Maldivian, post some info for us.
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Postby ego » 2007-09-30, 21:41

E}{pugnator wrote:What's with that egguitis now? :P


When I saw that you have posted I was sure you would have discovered something.. you've disappointed me :? . Anyway, who said that I want to study it? I just want to see how it looks like and how it functions.

Never heard about Maldivian, post some info for us.


Dhivehi in wikipedia

It's interesting that it is an Indoeuropean language although southern India is dominated by Dravidian languages. Dhivehi's closest relative is Sinhala

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Postby Karavinka » 2007-10-01, 17:57

You really pick truly obscure ones, don't you wantok bilong mi ;)

I did a little search in the library and found a slim descriptive grammar. From what I saw there, Dhivehi is rather a typical Indo-Aryan language. I don't know how much of this would be intelligible to Northern Indians, but I remember a Hindi speaker (sage) saying Sinhala was somewhat intelligible at least in its transcribed Roman form. ;)

Another thing I noticed about Thaana is that its letters correspond rather well with Arabic, it even has an equivalent of ayn, which is kind of unusual in Indian languages. My guess is that it's due to the trade and the influence from Arabic. It even writes right to left, again unusual for Indian languages. The more ancient variant of the script, Dhives Akuru, bears some strong resemblences with the South Indian scripts (e.g. Sinhala) but Thaana really doesn't.

Now ego, get back to Tongan *kicks his arse*
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Postby ego » 2007-10-01, 22:08

For some reason island nations and languages fascinate me.. Besides I always wanted to study an Indian (and Indoeuropean) language, I just don't know which one.
Anyway for the moment I'm enough with Latin, ancient Greek and revision of Tongan. And I already miss Hebrew, although I'll go back to it as soon as possible.
Does Dhivehi have cases? Conjugations? Colloquial Sinhala doesn't conjugate verbs

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Postby Karavinka » 2007-10-01, 23:09

http://www.maldivesculture.com/main.html

A link with English-Dhivehi-English dictionary.

http://www.maldivesculture.com/thaana01.html

Thaana script page, from the same site.

http://www.addis-welt.de/divehi.html

Short Divehi-English phrasebook with introduction in German.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahal_language

Mahal/Mahl is a variant of Dhivehi and there seems to be more information on this one. It seems like they're often thought to be the same language with somewhat different lexical items, so this should help you.

http://samus.securehbs.com/~mathaara/en/index.html

Mahl language guide. Not ver complete at the moment.

As for your question, I'll have to look it up later. ;)
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Postby モモンガ » 2011-12-09, 15:24

YEAH, anybody knows where can you learn this beautiful language?
I am trying to learn the script, but I could nto find anything on the language.
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Re: Dhivehi - Maldivian

Postby モモンガ » 2011-12-09, 15:27

Sorry, wrong thread I opened.

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Re: Dhivehi - Maldivian

Postby vijayjohn » 2015-09-30, 6:11

I just thought I'd post two songs in Divehi here. :P These are the two songs in Divehi that I'm most familiar with. The first one is called "Asthaa Huree" (I nominated it for an FSC no one voted for along with a Xhosa song, after which the FSC died for months and the songs in that particular contest were eventually taken out of the "used songs" list) and the second one is called "Jaazbi Asaru." I think the clip in the second video is from some Indian movie, but I forget which one and in which language it is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa1EUH-oOX8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rltiA_bwPhk

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Re: Dhivehi - Maldivian

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-07-24, 2:26

This is another song I've heard in Dhivehi before and like. It's called "Maazee Handhaan Kuraathi Fikuru" and is performed by a singer named Hussain Ali:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoVGp72d6Ik
These are some Dhivehi songs featuring a traditional dance called "Bodu Beru." According to the video description, the songs and dance are similar to some of those found in East Africa and were probably introduced to the Maldives by sailors in the Indian Ocean:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzOab0ZEtxg


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