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Re: Kurdish learning resources

Postby Meera » 2012-05-17, 20:27

Thanks Set :D
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Re: Kurdish learning resources

Postby Limagne » 2012-07-03, 20:41

This book looks promissing. And it seems to be much cheaper than the Dunwoody Press Kurmanji reader for those of us who live in Europe.

http://www.harrassowitz-verlag.de/title ... 7909384689
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Re: Kurdish learning resources

Postby Limagne » 2012-07-30, 12:10

Sorani Kurdish to English online lexicons

http://dictio.kurditgroup.org/
http://www.eferheng.com/
http://www.kurd-eng.blogspot.fr/

Downlodable Sorani Kurdish to English specialized dictionary

http://www.pertwk.com/ktebxane/node/820

Sorani Kurdish – Kurdish - Persian dictionary

http://salahghaderi.blogfa.com/post-44.aspx

With more than 1000 pages, Hanbana borina is one of the largest Kurdish dictionary currently avalaible. It can be browsed online at the following adress :

http://www.kurdi.info/ferheng/henbane-borine/index.htm

Persian – Kurdish dictionary (farhanga guli)

http://www.kurdi.info/ferheng/gule.pdf

Persian – Kurdish dictionary (govand zinar) 

http://www.kurdi.info/ferheng/govendzinar.a.pdf
http://www.kurdi.info/ferheng/govendzinar.b.pdf

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Re: Kurdish learning resources

Postby Limagne » 2012-09-14, 18:50

I've just found a children's encyclopedia in Kurmanji. It's awesome :D

http://www.amidakurd.net/e-pirtuk/ansik ... a_zarokan/

Set, I'm sure you're going to love it!

This website is great : http://www.amidakurd.net/

They even have a page in Zazaki : http://www.kirdki.com/

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Re: Kurdish learning resources

Postby Set » 2012-09-14, 23:20

The encyclopedia is amazing! Only thing is that it's a bit difficult to read. Definitely worth the squinting though.
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Re: Kurdish learning resources

Postby Set » 2012-09-18, 10:07

I've started to put together a memrise list made up from vocabulary lists. It's all open source so anyone can edit it. If anyone does use it, let me know how you find it.

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Re: Kurdish learning resources

Postby Set » 2012-09-23, 17:32

Here's a site with a downloadable dictionary program, the biggest list is German-Kurdish, but there are a few other ones included such as English-Kurdish and French-Kurdish.

http://ferheng.org/?Daxistin
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Re: Kurdish learning resources

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Re: Kurdish learning resources

Postby Meera » 2012-12-15, 7:00

Nice radio stations, thanks for sharing them.
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Re: Kurdish learning resources

Postby Limagne » 2012-12-23, 17:43

Kurdish arrows crossword puzzles (xaçepirsên Kurdî):

http://candname.hk-mg.net/2011/06/xacepirsen-kurdi.html

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Re: Kurdish learning resources

Postby Set » 2013-01-18, 11:17

Hey, it's been a long time since I've posted anything on this forum, but I've found something which could be quite helpful and I don't think anyone's posted it already. It's a magazine written in Kurmanji (although not the dialect I know) both in Latin script and Arabic, you can also find an English translation from the 8th edition and there are some lessons based on the first few ones...although I'm not sure how helpful they are. Anyway, the point is that they're written by someone who learned Kurdish which makes them easier to read I think....although they seem to be a missionary or something like that, but when learning obscure languages sometimes these people are the best resource and you just have to ignore the religiousy stuff.

So here it is:
http://www.jeenuazadi.com/
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Re: Kurdish learning resources

Postby Limagne » 2013-01-18, 21:25

Great find. Their lessons seem to be really good.

Isn't it in Behdini ? I thought you were interested in the dialects spoken in Iraqi Kurdistan :)

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Re: Kurdish learning resources

Postby Set » 2013-01-19, 16:59

Aha. Well I'm interested in learning Kurdish and I think Iraq is the only place I could go for a while, although going to Turkey could also be an option, not sure what the situation is like throughout Turkish Kurdistan, also I'd have to learn Turkish...which wouldn't be a bad thing....

Was looking it up and Behdini does show the masculine oblique ending -î all the time unlike other dialects and in spoken Behdini the third person singular ends in -ît which I find weird. Anyway, I've found this for Behdini dialect: http://behdini.com/
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Re: Kurdish learning resources

Postby księżycowy » 2013-06-16, 12:52

Any suggestions for a good Sorani dictionary?

I'd prefer a dictionary in book form if possible. I've found a few on Amazon, but they either deter me with the reviews, or have no reviews or "look inside" feature. So I'm a bit weary of buying any yet.

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Re: Kurdish learning resources

Postby Set » 2013-06-16, 13:07

Well the Thackston grammar has a pretty extensive wordlist, he also recommends these two books:

http://www.amazon.com/Sharezoor-Kurdish-English-dictionary-Shafiq-Qazzaz/dp/B0000CR1Z2
http://www.amazon.co.uk/books/dp/091679864X (I linked amazon.co.uk because it has a review, it's cheaper on the US one though).
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Re: Kurdish learning resources

Postby Limagne » 2013-06-16, 14:06

There's also a very good Sorani - French dictionary.

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Re: Kurdish learning resources

Postby księżycowy » 2013-06-16, 18:03

I was hoping for it to be in English (suppose I should have specified that :P ). Though I am trying to get my French back up to speed, so that has some potential. Thanks. :D

And if anyone else has any suggestions, feel free to post.

EDIT: Somehow I managed to miss your reply Set. Thanks.
You both have offered some great suggestions. I'll have to check them out.

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Re: Kurdish learning resources

Postby księżycowy » 2013-06-18, 0:31

So I kind of went and bought two Kurdish dictionaries. I went with the Sharezoor and Raman dictionaries. If you guy would like I can tell you guys what I think of them once I get them.

I will note it is hard to obtain the Sharezoor, as I ended up having to get it used from Amazon UK. The Raman dictionary (English -> Sorani) appears to still be available from a third party on Amazon UK.

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Re: Kurdish learning resources

Postby Set » 2013-06-18, 8:14

Yeh a review would be great, I'm sure I'll have to get one soon.

What got you interested in Sorani dictionaries by the way? Are you learning it?
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