Tlingit Discussion

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Re: Tlingit Discussion

Postby księżycowy » 2011-02-25, 11:39

johnH wrote:But so many prefixes! ‹O.O›' that makes me want to study it now.

Best of luck to you if you do start learning it!

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Re: Tlingit Discussion

Postby johnH » 2011-03-18, 17:23

Formiko wrote:[‹snip›

:eekk: and yet it has only 1 tone.
‹o_o› it looks like an interesting challenge.

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Re: Tlingit Discussion

Postby Michael » 2011-03-23, 4:05

I find Tlingit culture interesting. (The language is a monster for my narrow Romance mind though! Polish and Irish are as far as I shall go!) The Tlingit embraced Orthodox Christianity, leaving their own deities in fear of another type of Christianity! Is Tlingit still written with the Cyrillic script?
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Re: Tlingit Discussion

Postby księżycowy » 2011-03-23, 9:49

Not really. As far as I know it's all in Latin script now.

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Re: Tlingit Discussion

Postby johnH » 2011-03-23, 21:52

I don't think they'd be more script loyal then turkey and they've made what seams like a much harder transition with less political pressure... in short ah yeah all roman.

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Re: Tlingit Discussion

Postby Ciarán12 » 2012-07-11, 0:11

I just wanted to say that I have Beginning Tlingit, and as soon as I get a chance I'll start learning it. I doubt I'll ever get any good though, considering I won't be focusing solely on it and it seems like a very hard language to learn. But I must say, it sounds freaking amazing!! It is by far the weirdest sounding language I have ever heard. I rank it above ǃXóõ or ǂHȍȁn or any click language!

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Re: Tlingit Discussion

Postby księżycowy » 2012-07-11, 2:38

Interesting ranking, considering it doesn't have any clicks, but it is one heck of a language to hear! :P

Glad to hear you'll study some too! Stop by when you start. :D

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Re: Tlingit Discussion

Postby Lauren » 2012-09-10, 2:21

I love Tlingit. :D I might start learning it soon. My copy of Beginning Tlingit just arrived today, so I'm excited for that.
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Re: Tlingit Discussion

Postby księżycowy » 2012-09-10, 10:26

Do you need the audio?

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Re: Tlingit Discussion

Postby handsomenavajo01 » 2012-10-22, 23:04

Formiko wrote:
johnH wrote:But so many prefixes! ‹O.O›' that makes me want to study it now.

Tlingit has prefixes, infixes and suffixes. I'll give you an example

to sing yashee
to sing loudly sasiaax
She sings off key A goowanáax awé yaa sanasáx

Look how the root -shee- changes. The third person progressive for sasiaax has a seemingly random sana- added as a prefix. But this verb is NOT irregular. That's just how that word is conjugated. Every verb practically has a completely new conjugation. BTW, yaa denotes third person in this verb. It's technically not a prefix, but a separate word.

More examples

he knows him kei at gooxshagóok

I don’t know why but this sounds rather something I’d be used to since I speak Navajo. Though, the only thing would be finding a speaker from which to learn correct Tłingit from that is the only thing. I would like to have a try at Tłingit. The Tłingit have many similar sounds especially the "x" sounds and such which sound like highly aspirated ’h’s I guess is the closest possible way of saying it. Which is why I find it no trouble to pronounce "good" in Russian.
he makes him fall yei isgích or he pushes him
in the second sentence yei denotes down...someone falls down.
but,
kei yax isgích means "He gets up" or "he falls up", however, if I forget to add yax before the verb and say instead kei isgích, I've said "He fell to his death", because a lack of an infix here denotes "completion", which can mean a couple of things, depending on the verb.
Yet, people speak this language everyday! Just imagine the mental acrobatics one has to do to tell a simple story. In my research, I was told that Tlingit is SO precise, so as not to cause any confusion. The language can sound short and abrupt, due to when you're hunting, there is no time to have full discussions, so short, quick "infixes" are used to give detailed instructions without any confusion.
’Ayóo shaa dzólní, ’aoo’, t’áá íídą́ą́’ shił bééhózin éí lá biniinaa ’at’ééké chxǫǫ́h dashinízin. T’óó ’ádíshní! ;)

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Re: Tlingit Discussion

Postby Massimiliano B » 2013-09-14, 0:22

In these two youtube videos you can hear how the Tlingit language sounds

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9Y_1gg5Ki8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip2iwSSSoQE


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