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Re: Pitjantjatjara

Postby księżycowy » 2012-09-14, 11:24

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I'd love to get into Pitjantjatjara but 1) Persian has enraptured my soul (I'm in so much trouble haha) and 2) I'm in the middle of a move, so I won't be able to commit to posting in/about Pitjantjatjara. But I'll gladly follow your posts, should you add something. :wink:

Fair enough!
I'm just waiting to get my dictionary, then I'll start posting stuff. Though I'm not sure if I'll post notes here or in my SAC-WAC thread.

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Re: Pitjantjatjara

Postby intu » 2012-10-02, 18:49

I didn't expect to see this one here!

I lived in a small Aboriginal Community in the Great Victorian Desert where Pitjantjatjara/Ngaanyatjarra/Wangatha were spoken by the population, with other dialects being present constantly due to the transient nature of the demographics.

I'm not great at it, and my use was mainly for instruction in the school and with older people at the store so my knowledge of the grammatical functions isn't that great.

Glad to see people taking an interest! Many Australians are actually oblivious to the presence of Indigenous Languages here.

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Re: Pitjantjatjara

Postby księżycowy » 2012-10-02, 19:07

Yup, I'm hacking my way through learning some. :P

Welcome to Unilang btw. :D

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Re: Pitjantjatjara

Postby Struthiomimus » 2012-10-08, 17:50

intu wrote:I lived in a small Aboriginal Community in the Great Victorian Desert where Pitjantjatjara/Ngaanyatjarra/Wangatha were spoken by the population, with other dialects being present constantly due to the transient nature of the demographics.

I'm not great at it, and my use was mainly for instruction in the school and with older people at the store so my knowledge of the grammatical functions isn't that great.


:wow: Someone who knows some Pitjantjatjara! Don't worry. Share what you know. :wink: Księżycowy and I have books and can fill in some of the grammar points.

How long did you live out in the desert? What brought you out there?

And yeah, :welcome:
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Re: Pitjantjatjara

Postby księżycowy » 2012-10-08, 22:44

Struthiomimus wrote:
:wow: Someone who knows some Pitjantjatjara! Don't worry. Share what you know. :wink:

Seconded! :yep:

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Re: Pitjantjatjara

Postby Struthiomimus » 2014-06-18, 3:13

Time to wake this thread up.

księżycowy wrote:With any apparent interest in some other 'Aussie' languages around here I figured I'd post a few links of interest to this other Aboriginal Australian language:

http://www.ngapartji.org/
That is a general site with information of the language and culture

http://ninti.ngapartji.org/
A site dedicated towards learning the language. It's by the same guys as the site above.
You have to register in order to access the lessons, but it's free so don't worry :wink: . Enjoy.


And they've made a youtube channel with some Pitjantjatjara lessons! See here .
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Re: Pitjantjatjara

Postby księżycowy » 2014-06-18, 12:14

Sweet! I'll have to check them out!

I might try getting back to some Pitjantjatara later this summer after my Greek course is over. Though I'm not sure, I have too many on the backburner at the moment. :lol:

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Re: Pitjantjatjara

Postby Struthiomimus » 2014-06-19, 3:16

księżycowy wrote:Sweet! I'll have to check them out!


Yeah, they're cool. I like hearing the language. :blush:

And I just found this: road rules in Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara

księżycowy wrote:I might try getting back to some Pitjantjatara later this summer after my Greek course is over. Though I'm not sure, I have too many on the backburner at the moment.


I like classes too, because they keep me working consistently on a language.
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Re: Pitjantjatjara

Postby księżycowy » 2014-06-19, 10:48

Struthiomimus wrote:I like classes too, because they keep me working consistently on a language.

Yes, sir! That's why when my school said it was offering a Koiné Greek course, I didn't hesitate. :wink:
If only I could make the same progress in French on my own, that I manage to do for Greek in my class. :lol:

Its hard (for me anyway) to take a language class and then study another on the side with the same gusto. Oh well, the Greek is more important at the moment. And it's not like I don't manage to do anything for the others.


Anywho, what was this thread about again . . . . ? :dunno: :lol:

I kid, I kid.

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Re: Pitjantjatjara

Postby księżycowy » 2017-11-10, 11:23

Struthiomimus wrote:Time to wake this thread up.

księżycowy wrote:With any apparent interest in some other 'Aussie' languages around here I figured I'd post a few links of interest to this other Aboriginal Australian language:

http://www.ngapartji.org/
That is a general site with information of the language and culture

http://ninti.ngapartji.org/
A site dedicated towards learning the language. It's by the same guys as the site above.
You have to register in order to access the lessons, but it's free so don't worry :wink: . Enjoy.


And they've made a youtube channel with some Pitjantjatjara lessons! See here .

Looks like the Youtube and Vimeo Channels are the only way to access the video lessons anymore.

I'll take it over them being lost for ever.

Here are better links too:
YouTube
Vimeo
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Re: Pitjantjatjara

Postby księżycowy » 2017-11-10, 11:31

By the way, I've been meaning to pick up the Wangka Wiru textbook/grammar.

If anyone else is interested in this text, here's a link to the current publisher:
https://mirrabookapress.com.au/wangka-wiru/


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