księżyc - Malayalam

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księżyc - Malayalam

Postby księżycowy » 2019-05-29, 20:15

Ok, so I've always been interested in the Dravidian (and Indo-Aryan) languages of India. And because Vijay won't shut up about Malayalam, I decided to learn some. Even if only to get in on his secret little language.

For right now I'm going to slog through An Intensive Course in Malayalam by B. Shyamala Kumari, but I also have access to the text and audio of Moag's Malayalam: A University Course and Reference Grammar, just in case. I'm still working on getting the audio for Kumari's course.

So far I've started learning the alphabet/syllabary.
I know അ ആ ഇ ഈ ഉ ഊ so far.
I'll learn ഋ എ ഏ ഐ ഒ ഓ this week.

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Re: księżyc - Malayalam

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-05-30, 2:20

księżycowy wrote:And because Vijay won't shut up about Malayalam, I decided to learn some. Even if only to get in on his secret little language.

:lol:

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Re: księżyc - Malayalam

Postby księżycowy » 2019-06-19, 23:32

księżycowy wrote:I'm still working on getting the audio for Kumari's course.

I still can't believe I actually pulled it off, but I asked ExoticIndiaart.com (who I had purchased some other books and stuff from before) if they might be able to get me the audio, and they just got back to me today and said they had listed it on their site! Score! :D

In the meantime, I'm still working throught the alphabet. I kinda got the second row down.

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Re: księżyc - Malayalam

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-07-07, 21:27

Congratulations on getting the audio!

So how much of the alphabet have you learned by now? :P

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Re: księżyc - Malayalam

Postby księżycowy » 2019-07-07, 23:00

I almost have all the vowel characters down. :P

It's like a "fine" wine. You have to enjoy the bouquet before you drink it.

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Re: księżyc - Malayalam

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-07-13, 3:58

I didn't even know wines have bouquets. :lol:


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