księżyc - Hinono'eitiit

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księżyc - Hinono'eitiit

Postby księżycowy » 2012-11-06, 16:48

Well, as I'm doing an Arapaho story this year for the Powwow and I've been looking for an excuse to review and expand my Arapaho knowledge, I figured I'd start a thread for that purpose.
Suppose I'll have to pull out my copy of Let's Learn Arapaho.

I'll review the alphabet first, as per usual:
<Letter> - /IPA/ - description

Vowels:
<e> - /ɛ/ - bet
<i> - /ɪ/ - bit
<o> - /ɔ/ - dog
<u> - /ʊ/ - put

Diphthongs:
<ei> - /ɛɪ/ - Arapaho e + i
<ou> - /ɔʊ/ - o + u
<ie> - /ɪɛ/ - i + e

Consonants:
<b> - /b/ - bed
<c> - /t͡ʃ/ - church
<h> - /h/ - heap
<k> - /k~g/ - kite ~ gate
<n> - /n/ - note
<s> - /s/ - slip
<3> - /θ~ð/ - thin ~ then
<t> - /t~d/ - teeth ~ day
<w> - /w/ - wow
<x> - /x/ - German Bach
<y> - /y/ - yellow
<'> - /ʔ/ - glottal stop

The four basic vowels have three different lengths:
e - ee - eee
/ɛ/ - /e/ - /e:/
i - ii - iii
/ɪ/ - /i/ - /i:/
o - oo - ooo
/ɔ/ - /o/- /o:/
u - uu - uuu
/ʊ/ - /u/ - /u:/

Tones:
There are two basic tones in Arapaho, high (é) and low (ê). The high tone is the usual one to encounter, I have yet to see the low tone in any context.
There are two context tones I've encountered as well:
eé - rising
ée - falling

For the next few updates I'll just be posting stuff I find in the Powwow story. I'm not really doing Arapaho for the Powwow (at least not officially :P ).

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Re: księży - Hinono'eitiit

Postby johnklepac » 2013-01-19, 22:55

[flag]en-us[/flag] How's Arapaho coming along?
[flag]cs[/flag] Jak arapahoština ubíhá?

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Re: księży - Hinono'eitiit

Postby księżycowy » 2013-01-19, 23:38

Well, I was never expecting to get too far. I've gotten the basics down, now it's mostly just picking up vocabulary and whatever scraps of further grammar I can. Thanks for asking! :D

I'm sure I'll post more here off-and-on. :wink:


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