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Australian Aboriginal Languages Study Group

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-06-24, 18:59

A certain fellow UniLanger has hinted that I should continue the tradition that has emerged this month of opening threads for study groups for all kinds of languages. :P Hence, the Australian Aboriginal Languages Study Group!

In other words: This is a study group for any and all Aboriginal Languages of Australia. I personally have been studying Light Warlpiri. Księżycowy has expressed some amount of interest for Arrernte, Pitjantjatjara, Bardi, Yan Nhangu, Gamilarray, and Kunwinjku.

Anyone is welcome to join at any time. It is not strictly necessary that all those participating learn the same Australian Aboriginal language at the same time or at similar rates of progress, only that they are trying to learn one of these languages. However, note that I do not have access to any actual lessons for Light Warlpiri (or perhaps for any variety of Warlpiri) but am rather learning it from a paper on the language by finding words/phrases/sentences to quiz myself on. :)

That being said, is anyone interested in doing Light Warlpiri with me? See here if you want to get an idea of what I've been doing to learn it so far.

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Re: Australian Aboriginal Languages Study Group

Postby księżycowy » 2018-06-24, 20:05

vijayjohn wrote:Księżycowy has expressed some amount of interest for Arrernte, Pitjantjatjara, Bardi, Yan Nhangu, Gamilarray, and Kunwinjku.

Where as I have talked (once) about Bardi, Yan Nhangu, Gamilarry and Kunwinjku, I won't say I'm all that interested in them. My interest mostly lies in: Arrernte, Kaytetye, Pitajantjatjara, Pintupi-Luritja and Ngaanyatjarra. (Basically, Arandic and Wati languages/dialects.) That's not to say I won't be willing to learn any of the others mentioned though. :)

However, note that I do not have access to any actual lessons for Light Warlpiri (or perhaps for any variety of Warlpiri) but am rather learning it from a paper on the language by finding words/phrases/sentences to quiz myself on.

I have an electronic copy of A Learner's Guide to Warlpiri. It may not be Light Warlpiri, but it is Warlpiri.

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Re: Australian Aboriginal Languages Study Group

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-06-24, 20:08

księżycowy wrote:
However, note that I do not have access to any actual lessons for Light Warlpiri (or perhaps for any variety of Warlpiri) but am rather learning it from a paper on the language by finding words/phrases/sentences to quiz myself on.

I have an electronic copy of A Learner's Guide to Walpiri. It may not be Light Walpiri, but it is Walpiri.

Is this what you meant by "ask and you shall find"? :P

If you're willing to go through it with me, I'm willing to give it a try, too! :D (And/or we can also include Salajane if she's interested and show her where she can find it).

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Re: Australian Aboriginal Languages Study Group

Postby księżycowy » 2018-06-24, 20:10

Apparently you haven't searched the "Australian" MEGA folder well enough. :P

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Re: Australian Aboriginal Languages Study Group

Postby Antea » 2018-06-24, 20:12

Oh, please, stop tempting me with all those study groups, I like them all :ohwell: . Of course I am very attracted by Pitjantjatjara since I was in Australia. But I have try a quick attempt to find any resources on the net, and I think this could be difficult :hmm:

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Re: Australian Aboriginal Languages Study Group

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-06-24, 20:15

I have a feeling księżycowy may know of some resources for Pitjantjatjara.
księżycowy wrote:Apparently you haven't searched the "Australian" MEGA folder well enough. :P

Shh! Yes I have, I was just trying not to make explicit reference to it! :P

Do you have audio btw?

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Re: Australian Aboriginal Languages Study Group

Postby księżycowy » 2018-06-24, 20:23

vijayjohn wrote:I have a feeling księżycowy may know of some resources for Pitjantjatjara.

I have a copy of the Learner's Guide, but it's unfortunately rather short and disappointing by comparison to other Learner's Guides I have.


Shh! Yes I have, I was just trying not to make explicit reference to it! :P

Do you have audio btw?

Then why did you say you didn't have anything but that paper? :P

And no, I don't. Wish I did.

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Re: Australian Aboriginal Languages Study Group

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-06-24, 20:33

księżycowy wrote:Then why did you say you didn't have anything but that paper? :P

Oh, well, at that point, I hadn't searched well enough! But then I did when you mentioned A Learner's Guide to Walpiri. :silly:

We might actually be able to find other materials for Pitjantjatjara online...
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Re: Australian Aboriginal Languages Study Group

Postby księżycowy » 2018-06-24, 20:34

And, by the way, I have to say I'm not terribly interested in Warlpiri. At least not at the moment.
I did find this, which has some lessons and audio though.


Pitjantjatjara I am extremely interested in, on the other hand! Don't tempt me Vijay!
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Re: Australian Aboriginal Languages Study Group

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-06-24, 20:42

Maybe I could share parts of Alitji in Dreamland, and that might help with Pitjantjatjara! :o

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Re: Australian Aboriginal Languages Study Group

Postby Lur » 2018-07-27, 7:47

I always have phases about this but I can't say I have reasons to be particularly interested between one or other because everything looks the same to me :oops:
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Re: Australian Aboriginal Languages Study Group

Postby aaakknu » 2018-07-28, 18:40

vijayjohn wrote:Maybe I could share parts of Alitji in Dreamland, and that might help with Pitjantjatjara! :o

I like this idea! Maybe we can read it together in this study group?
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Re: Australian Aboriginal Languages Study Group

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-08-01, 1:59

Salajane wrote:
vijayjohn wrote:Maybe I could share parts of Alitji in Dreamland, and that might help with Pitjantjatjara! :o

I like this idea! Maybe we can read it together in this study group?

Sure, we can try! But I don't know when we should start doing such a thing.

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Re: Australian Aboriginal Languages Study Group

Postby księżycowy » 2018-08-01, 10:41

When I'm ready to join?

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Re: Australian Aboriginal Languages Study Group

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-08-02, 0:34

That's why I don't know when, because I don't know when you'll be ready. :P

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Re: Australian Aboriginal Languages Study Group

Postby księżycowy » 2018-08-02, 0:43

5 years from today, exactly.

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Re: Australian Aboriginal Languages Study Group

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-08-02, 7:26

Dang, I wonder whether I'll even be on this forum in five years. :P

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Re: Australian Aboriginal Languages Study Group

Postby księżycowy » 2018-08-02, 10:44

The better question is whether this forum will still be around in 5 years.

But yes, you know you will still be here, provided the forum is as well. :P


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