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is anyone interested in learning an "exotic" language?

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Toliman:
Nice :)


--- Quote from: Mech on July 26, 2018, 03:45:00 pm ---I have tried to learn what I can (=not much) of Swahili, Quechua, Samoan, Tahitian and Hawaiian but I am far from having even a small discussion in any of them.

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Ang how long time you are interested in these languages?

Mech:
Since before Avatar I guess, but it was a background interest back in my mind. I think Na'vi helped me to realize and define it, and enabled me to start searching for resources; and it's not very easy to find.

Do you have any free/online resources in your studies, including about polynesian astronomy, which you could share here?

Toliman:

--- Quote from: Mech on July 27, 2018, 08:26:18 am ---Do you have any free/online resources in your studies, including about polynesian astronomy, which you could share here?

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Sure :)

Hawaiian grammar:
http://ulukau.org/elib/collect/hawaiiangrammar/index/assoc/D0.dir/book.pdf

Hawaiian dictionary:
http://ulukau.org/elib/collect/ped/index/assoc/D0.dir/book.pdf

On-line Hawaiian dictionary:
http://wehewehe.org/?l=en

Hawaiian - elementary grammar:
https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Hawaiian

Maori: elementary vocabulary + basic grammar + any links:
https://kupu.maori.nz/about/links

Excellent on-line Maori dictionary:
http://maoridictionary.co.nz/


Links about polynesian astronomy + few other links: I will give you it later, I have to colect it. I have terrible chaos in my computer ;D :-[

Toliman:

--- Quote from: Toliman on July 27, 2018, 09:05:35 am ---Links about polynesian astronomy + few other links: I will give you it later, I have to colect it. I have terrible chaos in my computer ;D :-[

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And there it is:

Hawaiian + Maori language:
SpoilerCommon Hawaiian Words and Phrases:
https://hawaiian-words.com/hw/common/

Useful Hawaiian phrases:
https://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/hawaiian.php

Maorian language - any basic phrases:
http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Bibliofile/2007/Matariki/Kete.pdf

Maori ortography:
http://www.tetaurawhiri.govt.nz/assets/Uploads/translators-docs/Guidelines-for-Maori-Language-Orthography.pdf

Polynesian astronomy:
SpoilerAstronomy across different cultures:
http://astro.if.ufrgs.br/fis2008/TheHistoryofNon-WesternScience.pdf

Maori astronomy:
http://www.narit.or.th/en/files/2013JAHHvol16/2013JAHH...16..325H.pdf

Pleiades in Maori culture:
http://www.tetaurawhiri.govt.nz/assets/LanguageResources/MatarikiBooklet.pdf

Tongan astronomy:
https://archive.org/stream/tonganastronomyc00collrich#page/n7

Archaeoastronomy of Easter Island:
https://explorers.org/pdf/edwards1.pdf

Hawaiian star names (+ interesting informations about Hawaiian traditional celestial navigation):
http://archive.hokulea.com/ike/hookele/hawaiian_star_lines.html


Maori star lore – YT videos:
Spoiler



And what about your resources?

Mech:
mahalo nui loa 8)

Like you I have been reading from Wikipedia, omniglot and such articles. There are also some wordlist for memorizing in tinycards.duoingo, but since there is no grammatical information or context, it's difficult or me to remember them.

I also have found some coursebooks but they are for Tahitian and Samoan.

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