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Re: Chechen

Posted: 2013-04-26, 17:40
by Meneghis
Awesome. I will check the Memrise coure as soon as I can.

I have always had some interest in learning Chechen, but I don't know any Russian.. :( Luckily, I'm at least able to read the Cyrillic script.

Re: Chechen

Posted: 2013-04-27, 21:13
by Massimiliano B
Lowena wrote:Does anyone know if it is possible to learn any Northeast or Northwest Caucasian language with only free resources? I don't mind if the resources aren't in English. I am a bit of a fan of Chechen, and would like to learn at least a little bit of a language from either of those families one day (yes, I know the two aren't related).


I'm a fan of Northeast and Northwest Caucasian languages too!!

Here are some resources I've found, but they are not very useful to someone who wants to learn how to speak these languages:


Avar

http://sprachen.sprachsignale.de/awarisch/awarisch.html

http://www.philology.ru/linguistics4/madiyeva-67.htm (in Russian)


Circassian

http://zihia.narod.ru/ing/instead.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adyghe_grammar (Adyghe)

http://mudrac.ffzg.unizg.hr/~rmatasov/K ... rammar.pdf (Kabardian, PDF)


Archi (PDF)

http://www.archi.surrey.ac.uk/handout.pdf


Tsez

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsez_language


A grammar of Khwarshi, a language related to Tsez (PDF):

https://openaccess.leidenuniv.nl/bitstr ... sequence=2

Re: Chechen

Posted: 2013-04-27, 21:51
by księżycowy
I wish there were more resources in English for these languages. But at least it gives me extra motivation to learn Russian! :lol:

Re: Chechen

Posted: 2013-04-27, 23:34
by Massimiliano B
I'm learning Russian in order to learn these languages, particularly Avar.

However, also Russian is a very beautiful language!

Re: Chechen

Posted: 2013-04-28, 2:38
by księżycowy
Well, I'm not learning Russian just these languages. But yes, Russian is an awesome language in itself!

Re: Chechen

Posted: 2013-04-28, 18:06
by Lauren
Has anyone thought of doing a language exchange with a Chechen speaker? I messaged two on Interpals, hope I get a response. :)

Re: Chechen

Posted: 2013-04-28, 20:07
by księżycowy
I've thought of doing that before but never went through with it. I might give it a go when I get some time to properly study Chechen.

Re: Chechen

Posted: 2013-04-28, 20:49
by Lauren
I got a reply from one, sent her a message back, and nothing. :P

People love ignoring me.

Re: Chechen

Posted: 2013-04-28, 21:22
by Meneghis
What about a latinization of Chechen? I wonder if it has ever been proposed.

Re: Chechen

Posted: 2013-04-28, 21:39
by księżycowy
If I remember correctly it was proposed back in the 90's or early 2000's. I'll see if I can find a link.

Re: Chechen

Posted: 2013-04-29, 18:04
by Meneghis
księżycowy wrote:If I remember correctly it was proposed back in the 90's or early 2000's. I'll see if I can find a link.


Great, thanks.

Re: Chechen

Posted: 2013-04-29, 18:38
by księżycowy

Re: Chechen

Posted: 2013-04-29, 19:19
by Meneghis
Quite interesting. I am more and more tempted to udertake the study of Chechen.

Re: Chechen

Posted: 2013-04-29, 19:21
by księżycowy
Yeah, there's not much there, but it should still give an idea.

And that's awesome! Another one has fallen into my evil trap! :twisted: :lol:

Re: Chechen

Posted: 2013-04-29, 19:21
by Lauren
Me too! I'm talking to a Chechen girl right now, and she seems happy to teach me. :)

Re: Chechen

Posted: 2013-04-29, 19:31
by Meneghis
Well, the only problem for me is that I don't speak Russian (nor I have the time to undertake its study too).. That's quite an obstacle.

Re: Chechen

Posted: 2013-04-29, 19:35
by Lauren
Well this girl speaks English pretty well. She said we would go through some Russian textbooks together. 8-)

Re: Chechen

Posted: 2013-04-29, 19:36
by Meneghis
Awesome, Lowena :D

Re: Chechen

Posted: 2013-04-30, 10:00
by Petrovitch
Lowena wrote:I got a reply from one, sent her a message back, and nothing. :P

People love ignoring me.


try busuu, there's a lot of chechen speakers on there.

Re: Chechen

Posted: 2013-05-08, 21:39
by Ekberg
Qaanaaq wrote:
księżycowy wrote:
Qaanaaq wrote:
In the official Cyrillic spelling, double/subsequent vowels mean that there is a glottal stop between them, e.g.:
кхаара = qa’ara as I spell it, [qʰɐʔər] ‘Wednesday’
ца хаьа = ca xä’a [t͡sʰə xæʔ] ‘doesn’t know’
еара = je’ara [jɛʔər] ‘Thursday’

I forgot about that. :oops:
Oh well.

Moving on, does anyone have any links to any texts in Chechen? Whether they are books, newspapers, or whatever?


http://www.radiomarsho.com/ Most of the texts have recordings, so you can practice the pronunciation 8-) Daala ättuo boila!

Are you Kist Chechen?