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Hausa data in the World Loanword Database (WOLD)

Posted by useibert on Tuesday, August 17, 2010

(via World Loanword Database) The World Loanword Database (WOLD), edited by Martin Haspelmath and Uri Tadmor, is a scientific publication by the Max Planck Digital Library, Munich (2009).

It provides vocabularies (mini-dictionaries of about 1000-2000 entries) of 41 languages from around the world, with comprehensive information about the loanword status of each word. It allows users to find loanwords, source words and donor languages in each of the 41 languages, but also makes it easy to compare loanwords across languages.

In this database, there is also a list of 1668 Hausa words (with tone and vowel length marked), together with their meanings and explanations about their status as possible loanwords from Arabic, English, Kanuri and a few other donor languages. This information was contributed by Ari Awagana & H. Ekkehard Wolff with Doris Löhr.

Check it out at http://wold.livingsources.org

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Brill’s Annual of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics

Posted by useibert on Thursday, December 11, 2008

Brill’s Annual of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics is a new peer-reviewed international forum devoted to the descriptive and theoretical study of Afroasiatic languages.

The editors of the new annual are soliciting (proposals for) articles to be included in the 2009 edition and later years. The 2009 edition is scheduled for publication in November 2009 and the deadline for submission is: 1 March 2009.

For further information on Brill’s Annual of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics or to download the Author Guidelines go to: http://www.brill.nl/baall

(via: LINGUIST List 19.3783)

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A new website for the Ron-Kulere speaking world

Posted by useibert on Sunday, March 16, 2008

A month ago I launched Ron-Kulere meeting place, a new website for the Ron-Kulere speaking world. Some of you may already have noticed it and may have wondered what is the aim of this new thing. I thought I should post a short notice here to explain a bit.

What is it ?

Like the current form of Chadic Newsletter, Ron-Kulere meeting place is a weblog, i.e. besides some general static pages it mostly consists of entries (posts) which are displayed in reverse chronological order. I have chosen this form because it allows me to add more things on an irregular basis, whenever I find the time. Thus, Ron-Kulere meeting place will keep growing.

What can you find here?

Ron-Kulere meeting place combines text, images, audio material and links to other web pages related to its topic. Besides information on Ron-Kulere languages, culture and history, people can also find material in Ron-Kulere languages, both written and recorded. Thus, you can read a Ron story and at the same time listen to it.

Who is it for ?

Ron-Kulere meeting place is for everyone (not just the scientific world) who is interested in the culture, history and language of the Ron-Kulere. Above all, it is intended for the Ron-Kulere speakers themselves. Of course I know that the number of Ron-Kulere speakers who have access to the world wide web is extremely small. But they do exist and I hope that they will find this blog interesting and will spread the word to others.

Possible criticism

I know very well that from a scientific point of view, the way I present the facts and materials is imperfect. Linguists will criticize me for not using the IPA system of transcription and for not marking tone. Also, the quality of many of the audio recordings is quite poor and wouldn’t be good enough for signal processing. Many of these recordings were done by Ron speakers using low quality tape recorders. Given the chance (and money) to do more research on Ron, today I would try to use the latest digital recording equipment.

But then, I think an imperfect presentation of my data (will it ever be perfect?) is still better than no presentation at all.

I will be happy to read – and answer – any questions and comments.

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Chadic links collection: feel free to contribute

Posted by hausaonline on Wednesday, April 25, 2007

In one of the first posts, I mentioned Web resources for African Languages, a private website run by Jouni F. Maho. There, one can find links to online materials on many Chadic languages, including articles, dictionaries, sound files and word lists. It is organised by subgroups and languages and it keeps growing. If you look for any Chadic online materials, it is the first place to check.

I have started collecting my own list, using the social bookmarking service Del.icio.us. My own Chadic links can be found at http://del.icio.us/chadicnewsletter.

Maybe you have already noticed the new section titled “Chadic Links“. Feel free to contribute to this list. In order to do this, all you have to do is open an account with Del.icio.us (which is free of charge) and save your own Chadic links there. It would be great if we could build up a larger collection together.

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Chadic languages on SIL Cameroon Website

Posted by hausaonline on Thursday, February 1, 2007

SIL Cameroon has a website where — besides other information — one can find details about their latest publications on languages spoken in Cameroon, including many Chadic languages: Baldamu, Bana, Buduma, Buwal, Cuvok, Daba, Dugwor, Gabri, Gavar, Gude, Hdi, Jimi, Kera, Lagwan, Mafa, Mbedam, Mbuko, Mefele, Merey, Mina, Mofu-Gudur, Moloko, Mpade, Muyang, Ouldeme, Podoko, Sharwa, Tsuvan, Vame, and Zulgo.

In order to find this information, you can use an index sorted by language family, province and name, either in English or in French. Information is available on alternate names, SIL code, ALCAM number and name, dialects and population figures.

Many of the listed publications are available as PDF or HTML files. In order to get the special characters right, you need to have the Cam Cam SILDoulosL font installed on your computer. You can download this font in their Resources and links section.

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Documents available for download at IRD

Posted by hausaonline on Friday, January 5, 2007

A number of previously published documents on Chadic languages (mostly in French) can be downloaded from the website of the French Institut de recherche pour le developpement (IRD, formerly: ORSTOM). I did a simple query on “tchadique” and was given 98 hits, including the following:

  • Seignobos Christian, Tourneux H. Le Nord-Cameroun à travers ses mots : dictionnaire de termes anciens et modernes. Paris (FRA), Paris : IRD, Karthala, 2002, 334 p. (Dictionnaires et Langues). (PDF, 16.6 Mb)
  • Jungraithmayr H. (ed.), Barreteau Daniel (ed.), Seibert U. (ed.). L’homme et l’eau dans le bassin du lac Tchad = Man and water in the lake Chad basin. Paris : ORSTOM, 1997, 487 p. (Colloques et Séminaires). Séminaire du Réseau Méga-Tchad, 1993/05/13-14, Francfort (PDF, 32 Mb)
  • Barreteau Daniel (ed.), Dognin René (ed.), Von Graffenried C. (ed.). L’homme et le milieu végétal dans le bassin du lac Tchad = Man and vegetation in the lake Chad basin. Paris : ORSTOM, 1997, 394 p. (Colloques et Séminaires). Séminaire du Réseau Méga-Tchad, 1991/09/18-20, Sèvres (PDF, 24.9 Mb)
  • Barreteau Daniel (ed.). Traitement et emploi des langues : nouvelles techniques, nouvelles applications. Cahiers des Sciences Humaines, 1995, 31 (1), 273 p. (PDF, 18.7 Mb)
  • Baroin C. (ed.), Barreteau Daniel (ed.), Graffenried C. Von (ed.). Mort et rites funéraires dans le Bassin du lac Tchad. Paris : ORSTOM, 1995, 296 p. (Colloques et Séminaires). La Mort dans le Bassin du Lac Tchad, 1990/09/12-14, Bondy. (PDF, 25.8 Mb)
  • Barreteau Daniel (ed.), Graffenried C. Von (ed.). Datation et chronologie dans le bassin du Lac Chad = Dating and chronology in the Lake Chad basin. Bondy : ORSTOM, 1993, 291 p. (Colloques et Séminaires). Colloque Méga-Tchad, 1989/09/11-12, Bondy. (PDF, 18,2 Mb)
  • Monino Y. (ed.). Actes du quatrième colloque Méga-Tchad : 1. Forge et forgerons. Paris : ORSTOM, 1991, 385 p. (Colloques et Séminaires). Colloque Méga-Tchad, 1988/09/14-16, Paris. (PDF, 20 Mb)
  • Echard N. (ed.). Actes du quatrième colloque Mega-Tchad : 2. Les relations hommes-femmes dans le bassin du lac Tchad. Paris : ORSTOM, 1991, 2/3, 329 p. (Colloques et Séminaires). Colloque Méga-Tchad, 1988/09/14-16, Paris (PDF, 16 Mb)
  • Charmes Jacques (ed.). Plurilinguisme et développement. Cahiers des Sciences Humaines, 1991, 27 (3-4), p. 299-559. (PDF, 19 Mb)
  • Barreteau Daniel (ed.), Tourneux H. (ed.). Relations interethniques et culture matérielle dans le bassin du lac Tchad. Paris : ORSTOM, 1990, 266 p. (Colloques et Séminaires). Colloque MEGA-TCHAD, 1986/09/11-12, Paris. (PDF, 13.1 Mb)
  • Barreteau Daniel (ed.), Tourneux H. (ed.). Le milieu et les hommes : recherches comparatives et historiques dans le bassin du lac Tchad. Paris : ORSTOM, 1988, 355 p. (Colloques et Séminaires). Colloque Méga-Tchad, 1985/10/03-04, Bondy. (PDF, 18 Mb)
  • Barreteau Daniel (ed.). Langues et cultures dans le bassin du Lac Tchad. Paris : ORSTOM, 1987, 217 p. (Colloques et Séminaires). Les Langues Tchadiques dans le Bassin du Lac Tchad : Journées d’études, 1984/09/04-05, Paris. (PDF, 10.5 Mb)
  • Barreteau Daniel, Sorin-Barreteau L., Bayo Mana A. (collab.). Charmes et profits, ressources et produits d’un dictionnaire illustré. In : Congrès de la société linguistique de l’Afrique occidentale. Yaoundé : sn, 1985, 44 p. multigr. Congrès de la Société Linguistique de l’Afrique Occidentale, 1985/03/25-31, Yaoundé. (PDF, 2.6 Mb)
  • Barreteau Daniel. Livre 1 : Phonologie. In : Description du mofu-gudur : langue de la famille tchadique parlée au Cameroun. Paris : ORSTOM, 1988, 1/2, 551 p. Th. 3e cycle : linguistique, Paris, 1983. (PDF, 35.2 Mb)
  • Barreteau Daniel. Livre 2 : Lexique. In : Description du mofu-gudur : langue de la famille tchadique parlée au Cameroun. Paris : ORSTOM, 1988, 2/2, 480 p. Th. 3e cycle : linguistique, Paris 3, 1983. (PDF, 27.6 Mb)
  • Barreteau Daniel. Du Mbara au Mofu-Gudur : approche comparée des systèmes verbaux. In : Langues tchadiques et langues non tchadiques en contact en Afrique centrale. Paris : SELAF, 1985, p. 37-60. (Lacito Documents Afrique (FRA); Contacts de Langues et Contacts de Cultures ; 10; 5). (PDF, 937 Kb)
  • Barreteau Daniel. Phonémique et prosodie en HIGI. In : Studies in Chadic and Afroasiatic linguistics. Hamburg : H. Buske, 1983, p. 249-276. (PDF, 1.3 Mb)
  • Le Nord du Cameroun : Des hommes, une région. Paris : ORSTOM, 1984, 551 p. (Mémoires ORSTOM ; 102).(PDF, 48 Mb)
  • Barreteau Daniel, Jungraithmayr H. Le verbe en sibine. In : Jungraithmayr H. (ed.). The Chad languages in the Hamitosemitic-Nigritic border area. Berlin : Dietrich Reimer, 1979, p. 192-229. (Marburger Studien zur Afrika- und Asienkunde : Serie A : Afrika ; 27). Marburg Symposium, 1979, Marburg (PDF, 1.7 Mb) (= Somrai)
  • Barreteau Daniel. Structure du lexème verbal en MOFU-GUDUR. Paris : SELAF, 1978, p. 115-142. Groupe de Travail sur les Langues Tchadiques. Préalables à la Reconstitution du Proto-Tchadique, 1977, Ivry. (PDF, 1.7 Mb)
  • Barreteau Daniel. Aspects de la morphologie nominale du MOFU-GUDUR. Paris : SELAF, 1978, p. 95-113. Groupe de Travail sur les Langues Tchadiques.Préalables à la Reconstitution du Proto-Tchadique, 1977, Ivry (PDF, 894 kB)
  • Barreteau Daniel. La transcription d’un texte MOFU-GUDUR : Problèmes linguistiques. In: Cinq textes tchadiques (Cameroun et Tchad) : Présentation linguistique. Berlin : Dietrich Reimer, 1978, p. 7-54. (Marburger Studien zur Afrika- und Asienkunde.Série A: Afrika ; 12). (PDF, 1.8 Mb)
  • Barreteau Daniel. Essai de transcription phonologique d’un texte MOFU-GUDUR. In : Cinq textes tchadiques (Cameroun et Tchad) : Présentation linguistique. Berlin : Verlag von Dietrich Reimer, 1978, p. 55-71. (Marburger Studien zur Afrika- und Asienkunde, Série A: Afrika ; 12). (PDF, 654 kB)
  • Barreteau Daniel, Sorin L. Recueil de littérature orale chez les Mofu-Gudur, population du Nord-Cameroun. In : Tradition orale. Cahiers ORSTOM.Série Sciences Humaines, 1976, 13 (2), p. 103-111. (PDF, 1.1 Mb)

Extracts of some of the larger documents can be downloaded as separate files. They are too many to list here, please check out the IRD website yourself.

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Unpublished Data and Reports

Posted by hausaonline on Friday, January 5, 2007

The following unpublished data and reports can be downloaded from http://www.uni-bayreuth.de/afrikanistik/cnl/unpublished/index.html:

Thanks go to SIL and Roger Blench who provided these data.

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SIL Electronic Survey Reports

Posted by hausaonline on Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Information about some very poorly documented Chadic languages has been in published in SIL Electronic Survey Reports. Here is a description of the contents of the series found on their website:

SIL Electronic Survey Reports (SILESR) are published by SIL International (Dallas, Texas). The series publishes reports on sociolinguistic surveys carried out by SIL field members and others. They are usually preliminary work papers and not presented as polished research. They are based on field notes and are in some cases the work of young sociolinguists with minimal training.

Here are reports on Chadic languages found in this series:

Check for other languages.

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Yobe Languages Research Project

Posted by hausaonline on Wednesday, January 3, 2007

The Yobe Languages Research Project, initiated by Russell G. Schuh at U.C.L.A., is focused on five Chadic minority languages indigenous to Yobe State, Nigeria: Bade, Bole, Karekare, Ngamo, and Ngizim. The goal of the project is to document and develop these languages, which have substantial communities of first language speakers.

On the project web site one can find word lists of, articles on, greetings, proverbs, songs and tales in and other information about these five languages. Follow these links to see what is there:

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Web resources for African Languages

Posted by hausaonline on Tuesday, January 2, 2007

At Web resources for African Languages, a private website run by Jouni F. Maho, one can find links to online materials on many Chadic languages, including articles, dictionaries, sound files and word lists.

In the next few days, we will have a look at some of the materials found on this website in more detail.

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