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Chuukese

Postby Narbleh » 2007-10-27, 6:08

I'd never even heard of this language until I met two of the people I work with at the grocery store. One's name is Sixon, and his sister is Sera. Their family comes from a tiny set of islands in Micronesia called Chuuk. The language has about 45,000 speakers.

I've barely been able to find any information on it, aside from these few phrases. Some of them:

Hello - Ron annim.
Good morning - Neesor annim.
Thank you - Kinissow.
What is your name? - Ifa itom?
My name is ___ - Itei _____.

Anybody have more resources?
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Re: Chuukese

Postby Struthiomimus » 2010-11-16, 22:02

I'd be interested too if anyone had any leads for resources...
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Re: Chuukese

Postby Formiko » 2010-11-17, 6:52

Narbleh wrote:I'd never even heard of this language until I met two of the people I work with at the grocery store. One's name is Sixon, and his sister is Sera. Their family comes from a tiny set of islands in Micronesia called Chuuk. The language has about 45,000 speakers.

I've barely been able to find any information on it, aside from these few phrases. Some of them:

Hello - Ron annim.
Good morning - Neesor annim.
Thank you - Kinissow.
What is your name? - Ifa itom?
My name is ___ - Itei _____.

Anybody have more resources?


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Re: Chuukese

Postby loqu » 2010-11-17, 9:02

Micronesia is the North Pacific :P
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Re: Chuukese

Postby Narbleh » 2010-11-17, 17:54

Formiko wrote:
Narbleh wrote:I'd never even heard of this language until I met two of the people I work with at the grocery store. One's name is Sixon, and his sister is Sera. Their family comes from a tiny set of islands in Micronesia called Chuuk. The language has about 45,000 speakers.

I've barely been able to find any information on it, aside from these few phrases. Some of them:

Hello - Ron annim.
Good morning - Neesor annim.
Thank you - Kinissow.
What is your name? - Ifa itom?
My name is ___ - Itei _____.

Anybody have more resources?


Why would ANYONE leave the South Pacific TO Oregon? :shock: It couldn't have been the economy
@Narbly: Hey Narbly! Haven't seen you in a while. The job's got you working OT?

Major thread necromancy :P I work at a different job now and not OT, just not so interested in languages at the moment.
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Re: Chuukese

Postby Formiko » 2010-11-18, 0:15

Narbleh wrote:Major thread necromancy :P I work at a different job now and not OT, just not so interested in languages at the moment.

I just noticed the year :) Is this new stage a good thing or a bad thing?
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Re: Chuukese

Postby Struthiomimus » 2010-11-20, 3:22

Narbleh wrote:Major thread necromancy :P I work at a different job now and not OT, just not so interested in languages at the moment.


I prefer to think of it as being "green" (Reduce. Reuse. Recycle) with threads ;)
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Re: Chuukese

Postby księżycowy » 2010-11-20, 20:06

Struthiomimus wrote:I prefer to think of it as being "green" (Reduce. Reuse. Recycle) with threads ;)

Interesting concept. Wonder if it'll catch on 8-)

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Re: Chuukese

Postby Struthiomimus » 2010-11-22, 16:50

Haha. Do you remember the ad campaign from the 90s? I definitely didn’t come up with the three Rs. :wink:
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Re: Chuukese

Postby księżycowy » 2010-11-22, 17:01

:lol:
And yes, I do remember it.

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Re: Chuukese

Postby Riptide » 2011-01-13, 17:25

Woah, I didn't realize Chuukese is an Austronesian language. Suddenly, I've gained some interest in this language. 8-)

You know, a good place to start for all Austronesian languages, especially the less common ones, is ABVD. Here's the page for this language: http://language.psy.auckland.ac.nz/aust ... php?id=349
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Re: Chuukese

Postby księżycowy » 2011-01-13, 20:19

Interesting orthography.

Cool website by the way. 8-)

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Re: Chuukese

Postby Riptide » 2011-01-13, 23:47

Also, I've been to prel.org as well. Good site! You can actually find some readings in various languages, including Chuukese: http://www.prel.org/PALM/languages.asp
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Re: Chuukese

Postby księżycowy » 2011-01-13, 23:50

Riptide wrote:Also, I've been to prel.org as well. Good site! You can actually find some readings in various languages, including Chuukese: http://www.prel.org/PALM/languages.asp

They have Marshallese! Nice! :D


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