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Kurdish learning resources

Posted: 2009-04-17, 13:48
by eskandar
Thackston's Sorani Kurdish textbook

Thackston's Kurmanji Kurdish textbook

Kurdish thread on How To Learn Any Language

Kurdish Words Livejournal community for learning Sorani Kurdish

Re: Kurdish learning resources

Posted: 2009-07-28, 1:32
by Meera
Sipas dekem eskander :)

Re: Kurdish learning resources

Posted: 2010-06-12, 14:39
by alijsh

Re: Kurdish learning resources

Posted: 2010-09-15, 11:20
by Hendriklohuis
A new book for Kurmanji Kurdish written by Mr. Abdullah Incekan will be published by Reichtert Verlag this September. It uses German as its language of instruction though. The site of Reichert for some reason does not allow me to post a direct link so I have posted an attachment with the cover of the book and the German description:

Der „Kompaktkurs Kurdisch (Kurmancî) mit CD“ liefert in 19 Kapiteln praxis-orientiert Grundkenntnisse des Kurdischen. Jedes Kapitel besteht aus einem authentischen Text, Vokabelangaben, Grammatikerklärungen sowie Übungen. Die Texte sowie mehrere Übungen zur Aussprache können über die mitgelieferte Audio-CD gehört werden. Die Bilder und Grafiken dienen der Anschaulichung der Textinhalte.
Der Kompaktkurs eignet sich für alle, die im Selbststudium oder im Sprachkurs das Kurdische (auch ohne Vorkenntnisse) lernen oder ihre Kenntnisse vertiefen möchten.
Ein umfangreicher Anhang mit Schlüssel, einem Vokabelverzeichnis Kurdisch-Deutsch und Deutsch-Kurdisch, einer Liste der beiden Verbstämme sowie einem Grammatikindex runden den Band ab.


Reichtert also published the excellent "Rojbas", written by Petra Wurzel and a followup book with more advanced texts. Reviews are availabe on amazon.de; look for rojbas.

Mr. Incekan has published what a Turkish version of "Kurdisch Kompakt" with the Nubihar Publishers in Istanbul. The new book has a suprisingly good site in Turkish and Kurdish, which is accessible here: http://www.kurdihindibim.com/.

A sample dialogue can be accessed http://www.kurdihindibim.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=76&Itemid=50 and it can be heard http://www.kurdihindibim.com/images/stories/buchseiten/22.mp3

Re: Kurdish learning resources

Posted: 2010-10-19, 20:39
by unzum
There are videos for learning Kurdish on this youtube account.
There are 60 lessons, about 12-15 minutes long, entirely in Kurdish, not sure what dialect it is.

Re: Kurdish learning resources

Posted: 2010-12-24, 10:20
by kalemiye
These are not really learning resources but I found this website and I thought it might interest you:
This is the website of the Kurdish Language Academy: http://www.kurdishacademy.org
http://www.dlakam.com/website/index.php its a website compeltely written in sorani kurdish.

Re: Kurdish learning resources

Posted: 2011-01-22, 5:20
by Meera
These are awesome. Thanks

Re: Kurdish learning resources

Posted: 2011-01-22, 11:45
by księżycowy
There is also the Kurdish Basic Course (found here). It's a bit dated, but probably one of the best courses on Sorani Kurdish I've seen.

The only word of caution is that the book mainly focuses on spoken Kurdish. It does introduce the Arabic based writing system in the back of the book, but it's out dated when comparied to the current way Kurdish is written. [Though I notice Sorani is starting to be written in the latin script, so maybe it's even less of a problem]

Re: Kurdish learning resources

Posted: 2011-01-22, 21:26
by Meera
wow that book is great. thanks so much.

Re: Kurdish learning resources

Posted: 2011-01-22, 21:48
by księżycowy
Yes it is! :wink:
I'm not sure if the audio is still available, but if you can get it, it's worth the money IMO.
Thackston's Reference grammar goes nicely with it too.

Re: Kurdish learning resources

Posted: 2011-01-23, 0:22
by Meera
have u used the grammar book?

Re: Kurdish learning resources

Posted: 2011-01-23, 11:54
by księżycowy
Are you talking about Thackston's?
Well my Kurdish studies have been put on hold, but I have read a bit of it. It's really good for reviewing/expanding grammar and an excellent source of reading material (thanks in part to the glossary in the back). Though I'd recommend using it after the Basic Course.

Re: Kurdish learning resources

Posted: 2011-03-18, 9:12
by kalemiye
Music portal in Kurdish with lots of cool stuff to download in several languages: http://hemerang.com/

Re: Kurdish learning resources

Posted: 2011-03-19, 21:11
by Meera
kalemiye wrote:Music portal in Kurdish with lots of cool stuff to download in several languages: http://hemerang.com/


This is awesome. thanks!

Re: Kurdish learning resources

Posted: 2012-03-11, 13:55
by Limagne

Re: Kurdish learning resources

Posted: 2012-03-11, 21:07
by Meera
Zor Supas :)

Re: Kurdish learning resources

Posted: 2012-03-12, 8:49
by Limagne

Re: Kurdish learning resources

Posted: 2012-03-15, 15:31
by Limagne
http://ku.wiktionary.org/wiki/Destp%C3%AAk

http://www.hawarnet.com/

http://www.freewebs.com/mehname/

The complete archives of Hawar, a newspaper which used to be published in Kurdish in the 1930's:

http://www.bijwenist.com/e-kitap/hawarcilt1.pdf
http://www.bijwenist.com/e-kitap/hawarcilt2.pdf

Hawar should be ideal for self-study for those who can understand French since it's written in both Kurmanji (both Latin and Arabic alphabet) and French :)

Re: Kurdish learning resources

Posted: 2012-03-17, 4:57
by Meera
Great links, Limagne! Thanks.

Re: Kurdish learning resources

Posted: 2012-05-16, 12:26
by Set
Here is a good sized beginner's vocabulary for Kurmanji. I've printed it off and am in love :blush:

http://kurmanji.free.fr/index_uk.php

You have to click on dictionary in the panel to the left.

EDIT: just noticed this is the same as the one attached to the harvard hosted Thackston grammar. Still, it is good.