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Is this forum still alive?

Posted: 2010-02-17, 14:22
by zeme
I'm interested by Rapa Nui :wink:

Re: Is this forum still alive?

Posted: 2010-02-19, 6:18
by Riptide
Aroha zeme! Have you began to learn the langauge yet?

Re: Is this forum still alive?

Posted: 2010-02-19, 13:00
by zeme
Nope, I'm still gathering resources.

Re: Is this forum still alive?

Posted: 2010-03-02, 19:27
by kahihi'o
All the Polynesian language forums seem to have been dead for a couple of years.

Re: Is this forum still alive?

Posted: 2010-03-02, 19:54
by zeme
oh well :(
oh! you speak Hawaiian! :D
Is it relatively closely related to Rapa Nui and others? can you understand a bit?

Re: Is this forum still alive?

Posted: 2010-03-02, 22:39
by kahihi'o
Yes, Hawaiian is related to Rapanuian. I can understand some things in Rapanuian but not without difficulty.

Re: Is this forum still alive?

Posted: 2010-03-02, 22:58
by zeme
:) great!
How did you learn Hawaiian?

Re: Is this forum still alive?

Posted: 2010-03-03, 1:31
by kahihi'o
I learned a little Hawaiian in school but most of what I learned was through self study. There is a surprising abundance of Hawaiian language materials online nowadays (e.g., dictionaries, grammar books, course books, native literature, audio recordings, short news clips). I'm looking to learn Tongan sometime in the future because of how different it is from Hawaiian. :P

What drew your interest in Rapanuian?

Re: Is this forum still alive?

Posted: 2010-03-03, 2:05
by zeme
oh cool! Do most schools offer Hawaiian in Hawaii?

my interest in Rapanuian? It began with Tok Pisin, morphed into Norfuk, then Pitkern, and finally the Rapa Nui flag really attracted my eyes' attention, so I've decided to give it a shot, thus entering the Austronesian language family :). I'm playing with Marshallese now and I'll try Tongan, Tahitian, Maori, and most of the other Polynesian languages too. Especially the ones with cool flags :mrgreen:

Re: Is this forum still alive?

Posted: 2010-03-03, 22:42
by Riptide
Yay, another austronesian language fan! :) Do you plan to look at the non-polynesian languages as well?

Re: Is this forum still alive?

Posted: 2010-03-04, 0:45
by zeme
What do you mean?
I'm a Nordic languages' fan above all!
Followed by Slavic, Finno-Ugric, Baltic, Conlangs, and others