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Nagamese

Postby atalarikt » 2018-03-19, 11:11

Nagamese is a creole language spoken in Nagaland, India, based on the Assamese language (an Indo-Aryan language related to Bengali).

There aren't many resources on it, but here are some I've found.
Survival Phrases (and Vocabulary) of Nagamese: The Lingua Franca of Nagaland from the Indica Linguistica blog
Nagamese Audio Recordings from the same blog
Nagamese Khobor, online news site in Nagamese
وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ خَلْقُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَاخْتِلَافُ أَلْسِنَتِكُمْ وَأَلْوَانِكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِلْعَالِمِينَ۝
"And of His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth and the diversity of your languages and your colors. Indeed in that are signs for those of knowledge." (Ar-Rum: 22)

Jika saya salah, mohon diperbaiki. If I make some mistake(s), please correct me.
Forever indebted to Robert A. Blust for his contributions to Austronesian linguistics

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Re: Nagamese

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-03-20, 5:35

Thanks for these resources, atalarikt! :)

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Re: Nagamese

Postby atalarikt » 2018-03-22, 10:31

http://www.languageshome.in/English-Nagamese.htm (a collection of Nagamese vocabulary and a few sentences)
Learn Nagamese app on Google Store (works like Duolingo)

Most Nagamese videos I've found on YouTube are either comedy videos, songs, or missionary stuff, but I've managed to find a few that stand out.
This is a math lesson taught in Nagamese by Vilezo Meze, a Kohima Jesuit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EOqxTSp_Yc
There are 8 of these videos. You can visit his channel to check them all out.

An awareness video in Nagamese that teaches parents to guide their children in online interactions (with English subtitle).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt8JuI-YPr4

Another awareness video, this one about identity theft.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVGTNJRe-1o

This one is about fire safety and preparedness in schools.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILzQlVO_BIg
وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ خَلْقُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَاخْتِلَافُ أَلْسِنَتِكُمْ وَأَلْوَانِكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِلْعَالِمِينَ۝
"And of His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth and the diversity of your languages and your colors. Indeed in that are signs for those of knowledge." (Ar-Rum: 22)

Jika saya salah, mohon diperbaiki. If I make some mistake(s), please correct me.
Forever indebted to Robert A. Blust for his contributions to Austronesian linguistics


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