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Re: Chechen

Postby Noah_Che » 2010-04-08, 19:30

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoAMxkGFhfs

Chrystal Callahan chechen song

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Re: Chechen

Postby Noah_Che » 2010-06-17, 16:36

I want to eat - Suna yA'huma Eza
I see - Suna go
I want to go - sUna gho lEa (laa)
I went there - So wEhner tzig
Snooze, sleep - Nab, nap
Dirt - mod (modda)
Clay - huot, hat
Hand - kuig
Foot - kog (kuog)
I have green / blue eye(s) - Se(n)(/sa) sijna berg(sh) bu
I want to buy plane tickets - Suna keeman kEhatsh eetsa lea
Plane - keema (keem)
Area - Aare, arie, Ara
Sea - huOrd
Island - ghAjra
River - hi, ahk, ark, erk
Tower - ghaala, bhow
Weapon, knife, sword - gerz (gyarz), urs, tur ("urs" - weapon)
Killing - war, vie

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Re: Chechen

Postby Noah_Che » 2010-06-26, 18:30

TRANSPORT / TRANSPART
(je=ye)
(x=kh)

Can I sit here? - Suna kxuz vahhaə megi?
Give place.. - Mettig lojş..
Where can I catch a taxi? - Taksi laac miçaẋ meg?
Where are the bus rides? - Hara awtobus miç jöduş ju?
Give money to the driver - Lelorxoçun axç dəalojş
Stop the car there - Kxuzaẋ maşen(or maşän) sacaje
How much? - Mäl öş?
how far is the town / village / locality - genaẋ juj ġaala/urta/ṗa?

MARKET/SHOP | BAAZAR/TÜKA

How much..? - Mäl döx?
I want to buy sugar / flour / meat / water / fish / chocolate / coffee / bag / shoes / clothes / glasses - Suna şjekar/damm/ƶiƶig/ẋi/çaara/şokolat/kope/törmig/maçaş/koçmaş/kuzganaş ezara (eeca leara)
This is a new product? - Iz ċen produkt(xum) juj?
Ice cream - şijla-şur (şälyinag şur)

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Re: Chechen

Postby Noah_Che » 2010-07-02, 9:16

I do - As do
You do - Aẋ do
Your question - ẋan xattar
You go - Ẋo voġu (H'o voghu)
We are - Txo dödush du / txo dödu
Go - Ġo
Stand - Saca
I run - So vodu (vada/vad - run)
We are here - txo kxuzaẋa du (lättaş)

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Re: Chechen

Postby Pelje » 2010-07-10, 21:42

Can you please write the Chechen translations in the Cyrillic alphabet as it is easier for me to fully understand how it's pronounced correctly? I'm willing to learn Chechen but unfortunately there are so little resources available on the internet, so I guess learning a couple of basic phrases here is the best way to start off.
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Re: Chechen

Postby zhiguli » 2010-07-10, 23:58

If you want to know the proper pronunciation the Cyrillic spelling won't help you. There are a lot of diphthongs and long vowels that are not represented in either script.
Though I agree it would be better to write everything out in Cyrillic so we at least can know the proper spelling.

As for resources, there's actually quite a bit in Russian, if you know where to look:
Course with audio
Phrasebook with audio
Textbook
Grammar sketch
Online Chechen library - dictionaries, textbooks etc

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Re: Chechen

Postby księżycowy » 2010-07-11, 4:05

zhiguli wrote:Textbook

For some odd reason the link above doesn't work for me. The page loads and all, but the encoding is all messed up. Not sure why, it worked for me a while back too . . .


At least you pointed us to this site! Great find! They even have the Chechen lessons from the first link (that I can actually read!). Even Ingush lessons, awesome!

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Re: Chechen

Postby Pelje » 2010-07-11, 22:32

księżycowy wrote:For some odd reason the link above doesn't work for me. The page loads and all, but the encoding is all messed up. Not sure why, it worked for me a while back too . . .

The same thing happens to me. Strange... Anyway thank you zhiguli. :)
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Re: Chechen

Postby Noah_Che » 2010-10-14, 14:39

Chechen names:

Borz - wolf
Chaborz - bear-wolf
Meirstag / Meirbeg / Meir / Majri - valiant / brave
Turpal - hero
Noh - Noah (father of the Chechen people)
Surho, Beno, Ghoj, Laşkar(o), Parsmo, Kesel - warrior types
Sutarbi - greedy
Teseb - lightning
Irez, Ires - happiness
Bert - agreement, the union
Lambert - highland union
Konig - son of the people, courageous
Berg - child or descendant
Catiash - does not believe
Vagosh - burning
Vaha - live
Eli, Əela - tzar, king, lord
Taron - powerful
Sarlon, Serlan - light
Aramu, Aranni, Aaran - free
Ketteshverg, Keteshvarg, Ketshveg - understanding
Teshbi- believing
Anu - heavenly
Stigal, Sigal - sky
Arzu, Erzo, Arci, Arcivi - eagle
Kuruni - proud

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Re: Chechen

Postby księżycowy » 2010-12-23, 13:45

I just found out today that apparently Dunwoody Press made a reader for Chechen (w/audio). I'm not sure if it's meant for a beginning student or for a more advanced learner, but either way here's a link for more info:
http://www.dunwoodypress.com/products/-/303
They also have a Grammar and a Verb Conjugation book for sale. Hopefully they'll keep adding to that list! 8-)

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Re: Chechen

Postby Halbarad65 » 2011-01-25, 14:36

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Re: Chechen

Postby księżycowy » 2011-01-25, 18:05

I've seen that site before. It's just a shame that it only have a few lessons available.

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Re: Chechen

Postby strickvl » 2012-04-25, 22:56

Great that this thread exists. Does anyone have copies of the translated lessons that were being passed around a few years back?

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Re: Chechen

Postby księżycowy » 2012-04-26, 21:10

Hmmmm, I'm not sure. I'll have to check. Though somehow I doubt I kept them.

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Re: Chechen

Postby księżycowy » 2012-04-28, 10:04

No, unfortunately I didn't keep them. You might try one of the other's that was translating them, but I'm doubtful even they would have them (or are around anymore for that matter). Though they might be floating around the internet somewhere. I remember them being on some file-sharing site before. Though I can't remember which one, and that was a few years ago so they're probably not on that particular site anymore anyway.

Honestly I'm not sure what to tell you, short of saying either you'll have to learn Russian or learn another language of the region, like Georgian or Abkhaz, that has materials in English. Both of which I've opted to do.

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Re: Chechen

Postby Petrovitch » 2012-06-17, 10:20

Here's a couple of the sites I've found for learning Chechen. The first one's really good for basic vocabulary.

http://chechen.tchetchene.free.fr/index_uk.php
http://www.waynakh.com/eng/chechen-language/

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Re: Chechen

Postby księżycowy » 2012-06-17, 11:51

księżycowy wrote:I just found out today that apparently Dunwoody Press made a reader for Chechen (w/audio). I'm not sure if it's meant for a beginning student or for a more advanced learner, but either way here's a link for more info:
http://www.dunwoodypress.com/products/-/303
They also have a Grammar and a Verb Conjugation book for sale. Hopefully they'll keep adding to that list! 8-)

I'm thinking of buying the Chechen Reader (w/audio of course) sometime soon. It sounds like it should be something I could work with. If/when I buy it I'll post my impressions ("review," if you will) here.

Which reminds me, I should probably buy the Abkhaz Newspaper reader (w/audio).

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Re: Chechen

Postby E}{pugnator » 2012-06-18, 16:36

What? Is there an Abkhaz newspaper reader? I've only known of the Georgian one.

As for Chechen, I don't think I'll go outside kartvelian up to northern caucasian any soon...phonology is scary :roll:
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Re: Chechen

Postby księżycowy » 2012-06-18, 22:24

Cool, someone still reads this thread. :P

E}{pugnator wrote:What? Is there an Abkhaz newspaper reader? I've only known of the Georgian one.

Yup, just look around Dunwoody's website and you should find it easily.

As for Chechen, I don't think I'll go outside kartvelian up to northern caucasian any soon...phonology is scary :roll:

But that's what makes it so fun! :twisted:

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Re: Chechen

Postby E}{pugnator » 2012-06-19, 11:13

Which is Dunwoody's website?
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