I want to apologize for the way the classes are going, I'm on vacation and therefore I don't have much internet access, I have to pay for it...
The resources for learning Georgian, as I mentioned, are too few, they have to be "prospected" through the web...I'm trying to collect those I've visited, but it may take a while, because of the net access problem.
You may see many different transcription systems at the pages you visit, and we need to take care not to get confused with these systems...I guess you all will understand what some dots and apostrophes you've seen mean after I explain something about the ejective consonants. We'll try to base our work on the IPA, although not necessarily displaying the IPA characters here.
I'm working more or less as a teacher, but just because people find myself good at explanations; my level of knowledge is the same as yours, i.e. i'm a complete beginner.
During the course we'll make reference to many materials, not only the Russian course.
I hope you all can see the Georgian characters. As for typing it, you'd need a Georgian keyboard installed. I don't know how this keyboard would work with the Unicode font, i guess you'd need to type in a non-unicode font, which would confuse everything. I suggest you to copy the characters you want to type from other sites, as we are in a beginner level, or better to install the program SC Unipad ( www.unipad.org
), which is a powerful program. This program has the keyboard ayout of several languages, and type Unicode-compatible characters; all you have to do is to type your Georgian text there and then paste it here (actually that's what many people do at the Unilang chat)
leppie, nice to see you are already trying to say things in georgian! Good job!
Dunno if you have this problem, but the georgian characters display in a too small font here (stil legible, but small anyways). I suggest you all to set the font size to "big" or even a larger size.
Well, hope you enjoy the classes! Oh, I'd like feedback from you! Please reply to this message or send me a private message everyone who's learning Georgian saying "gamarjoba!"
Learning Georgian, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Papiamentu from scratch. Trying to brush up my Norwegian up to an advanced level.