ambe, ojibwemodaa endaayang! (Ojibwe)

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ambe, ojibwemodaa endaayang! (Ojibwe)

Postby hrhenry » 2013-01-26, 1:11

Time for my lonely daily post here...
I sure wish there were more activity in this forum. Sigh.

Anyway, I was looking at some of the U of Minnesota Ojibwe classes and what resources they're using and they use a book titled "Ambe, Ojibwemodaa Endaayang!" ("Come on, Let's all speak Ojibwe!").

Googling the book further, I noticed that there are a substantial number of Quizlet decks for this book, but you need to request entrance. I suppose the flashcards are part of an organized class. There were, however, a few open decks, and the contents actually look really good.

So my question is: Has anybody gone through this book? If so, did you like it?

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Postby księżycowy » 2013-01-26, 11:39

hrhenry wrote:Time for my lonely daily post here...
I sure wish there were more activity in this forum. Sigh.

Yeah, it would be nice, but I've learned to let things be. These languages can't compete with the big ones.

I have been following your posts.

So my question is: Has anybody gone through this book? If so, did you like it?

Nope. Never heard of it before.

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Postby hrhenry » 2013-01-26, 16:06

On the plus side, they (whoever "they" are) let me into the quizlet group, so now I have access to all the decks. They should be really useful, as there are hundreds of words available.

Not only that, but some of the decks are logically set up to explain and drill specific grammar rules.

They're all getting exported, then imported to my own Anki decks :-)

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Postby Struthiomimus » 2013-03-14, 2:17

Hey! How's Ojibwe going? Are you planning on posting more updates here? Or is it better to just follow your Ojibwe blog?
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Postby hrhenry » 2013-03-14, 9:21

Struthiomimus wrote:Hey! How's Ojibwe going? Are you planning on posting more updates here? Or is it better to just follow your Ojibwe blog?

If you want to follow my progress in Ojibwe, reading my blog is probably a better option. I've been pretty busy the last couple weeks, so even that hasn't been updated, but that's where I note anything I'm doing with the language.

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Postby Alluns » 2013-06-24, 19:34

Any recommendations if one wanted to take up Ojibwe?

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Postby hrhenry » 2013-06-24, 20:21

Alluns wrote:Any recommendations if one wanted to take up Ojibwe?

There are three things I've used (and still refer to, when needed):

1 - Pimsleur Ojibwe, if you can get your hands on it.
2 - http://weshki.atwebpages.com/lessons.html - start with that, if you have no other resources. In addition to the lessons, there's a decent grammar reference, as well as some other material.
3 - http://anishinaabemodaa.com/lessons?category_id=17 - Anishinabemowin Grammar Pro, but they also have some lessons, too. Not nearly as good as weshki, IMO.

Not to toot my own horn, but you can find all my notes on the Pimsleur course in the Ojibwe blog link in my signature. I've extended the course a bit, tried to make it more relevant, at least to me.

I'm also starting to go through a book titled "Living Our Language", by Anton Treuer. It's got lots of good parallel text.

There's also a fairly decent online Ojibwe dictionary at "The Ojibwe People's Dictionary" - http://ojibwe.lib.umn.edu/, and Freelang also has a decent dictionary, but the People's Dictionary often has audio samples and sample sentences.

Another poster here, Massimiliano, may have some other recommendations.

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Postby Alluns » 2013-06-24, 23:44

Thanks for the links. Have you found the Ojibwe Bible audio available on the net and on iTunes? That could be a great resource, too.

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Re: ambe, ojibwemodaa endaayang! (Ojibwe)

Postby hrhenry » 2013-06-25, 0:30

Alluns wrote:Thanks for the links. Have you found the Ojibwe Bible audio available on the net and on iTunes? That could be a great resource, too.

I know that there is an organization out there that has created an Ojibwe translation of the bible (it might be Watchtower, but I'm not sure).

In any case, I've not used it. I have made use of some hymns I've found online, though.

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