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Re: Learning Resources

Postby Massimiliano B » 2012-05-20, 13:57

I've found this downloadable book in French about the Nahuatl language and this interesting site, containing this book about the Maya glyphs and other interesting resources.

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Re: Learning Resources

Postby Struthiomimus » 2012-05-28, 2:28

I came across some Quechua lessons here.

Then there's this site about Yanesha.

And finally, you can find an online English-Chamacoco dictionary here.
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Re: Learning Resources

Postby księżycowy » 2012-05-28, 11:31

Good finds Struth! :wink:

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Re: Learning Resources

Postby IvoCarog » 2012-06-15, 10:07

I just discovered this website: http://bg.glosbe.com/nah/ - it has dictionaries to/from Nahuatl for at least a hundred languages...my native language is Bulgarian and I couldn't believe there's a Bulgarian-Nahuatl dictionary so I gave it a try and it actually works :silly: I don't know how big the dictionaries are but it's still quite a find :)
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Re: Learning Resources

Postby Massimiliano B » 2012-06-17, 14:02

This is the first part (about phonology) of a book about Nambikwara language, spoken in Brazil. Nambikwara has 29 consonants and 19 :shock: vowels:


http://www.lotpublications.nl/publish/a ... okpart.pdf
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Re: Learning Resources

Postby księżycowy » 2012-06-17, 19:07

Massimiliano B wrote:Nambikwara has 29 consonants and 19 :shock: vowels:

Holy shit! :totalshock:

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Postby Massimiliano B » 2012-06-17, 23:24

I've found the second part, with a grammar description:


http://www.lotpublications.nl/publish/a ... okpart.pdf

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Guarani resources

Postby Schalksnarr » 2012-07-15, 20:23

Aquí pueden tener acceso a un diccionario virtual Guaraní-Español y Guaraní-Alemán:
Here you can find an online Guarani-Spanish & Guarani-German dictionary:
http://www.uni-mainz.de/cgi-bin/guarani2/diccionario.pl

Y acá algunas perspectivas muy claramente expuestas sobre el pueblo guaraní y su idioma:
And some clear-cut basic overviews about the Guarani people and their language (in Spanish):
http://www.educar.org/kunumi/

Y en esta página pueden estudiar vocabulario practicando pronunciación con archivos de audio:
And on this page you can study vocabulary and practise pronunciation with audio files:
http://www.logos.it/corso_gn/indice.htm
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Postby księżycowy » 2012-07-15, 20:41

Thanks for the links!

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Re: Learning Resources

Postby Schalksnarr » 2012-07-17, 2:27

księżycowy wrote:Thanks for the links!


My pleasure!

Here's another very interesting page, which includes PDF files with extensive information and a cost free translation service (from/into Guarani into/from Spanish, Catalonian, Italian, French, Portuguese, English, German, Greek and Czech)

http://www.staff.uni-mainz.de/lustig/guarani/
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Postby BlackZ » 2012-08-07, 19:54

http://www.fflch.usp.br/dlcv/tupi/index.html

An Old Tupi basic course. It doesn't go very deep, but it might give you an idea on how the language was alike. It ressembles a bit with Guarani btw.
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Re: Learning Resources

Postby Danac » 2012-09-18, 0:49

For anyone that might know German, the Kauderwelsch series of grammar-phrasebooks are available for Nahuatl, Yucatec Maya, Quechua (Ayacuchano) and Guaraní. Each book also has a cd available. I'm including links to the official page, since there's a 60 page preview available.

http://www.reise-know-how.de/sprachfuehrer_aztekisch-nahuatl-wort-fuer-wort-p-340.html
http://www.reise-know-how.de/sprachfuehrer_maya-fuer-yucat%E1n-wort-fuer-wort-p-350.html
http://www.reise-know-how.de/sprachfuehrer_quechua-fuer-peru-wort-fuer-wort-p-1880.html
http://www.reise-know-how.de/sprachfuehrer_guarani-fuer-paraguay-wort-fuer-wort-p-296.html

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Re: Learning Resources

Postby księżycowy » 2012-09-18, 10:43

Thanks! That could help me work on my German. :P

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Re: Learning Resources

Postby Lauren » 2012-09-22, 3:07

This site has the entire book Chan Ajau (The Little Prince in Yucatec Mayan) online! This makes me want to study it...
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Re: Learning Resources

Postby Struthiomimus » 2012-10-08, 17:55

Hmmm...not sure where to put this, but if anyone is local to NYC, Mano a Mano offers Nahuatl lessons in Brooklyn.
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Re: Learning Resources

Postby księżycowy » 2012-10-08, 22:48

Good as any spot!

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Re: Learning Resources

Postby Massimiliano B » 2013-02-23, 17:01

This link:

http://www.sil.org/americas/peru/index.asp

has various books in English and Spanish about the languages spoken in Peru. I've found a great book in Spanish about the Shipibo language, a member of the Pano family. Shipibo culture is very rich and has a lot of interesting features. They have developed an interesting music which can be listen to here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m28Kslrs9is&playnext=1&list=PL01055F8597BF8651&feature=results_main

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9nEzlPns3E


Shipibo pottery and textiles are also well known for their beauty:

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The link to the textbook is this:

http://www-01.sil.org/americas/peru/sho ... 4&Lang=eng

The book is in Spanish. It is the only textbook in this site that offers translations of the exercises. The language is very beautiful and its structure very fascinating. It is a SOV language with postpositions, it uses nasal sounds and the tipical ɨ sound which can be found in many South American languages.

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Re: Learning Resources

Postby Massimiliano B » 2013-06-29, 23:29

I've found two grammars of Chol here (in English):

http://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/hand ... 11-08-4293

and here (in Spanish):

http://www-01.sil.org/mexico/maya/chol- ... cs-ctu.htm

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Re: Learning Resources

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Re: Learning Resources

Postby Lur » 2013-07-03, 22:45

Massimiliano B wrote:I've found two grammars of Chol here (in English):

http://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/hand ... 11-08-4293

and here (in Spanish):

http://www-01.sil.org/mexico/maya/chol- ... cs-ctu.htm


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