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Links I found interesting for 03-12-2014

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slemslempike
Dec. 3rd, 2014 07:49 am (UTC)
I was asked to take a hymn book to a colleague the other day, and thought you might like to see as you're interested in languages. Do you know which one this is?

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I was pleased for guessing that Nhialic was God. There are lots of variations in the other hymns, like Nhiallinyde which my colleague tells me is Most Graceful God.
nwhyte
Dec. 3rd, 2014 10:53 am (UTC)
Wow. A rough guess is that it might be Dinka? The ɛ̈ ɣ ï ŋ ɔ and ɔ̈ would fit, but apparently they are used in a lot of the Nilotic langauges...

Edited at 2014-12-03 11:00 am (UTC)
slemslempike
Dec. 3rd, 2014 11:16 am (UTC)
Yep, Dinka! I'd never seen it written down before, and was surprised to se the different characters. I had a really interesting conversation with some local staff about their own languages (Bari and Madi) - their mothers had taught them to read using a bible, but the women couldn't write it themselves, so they'd had to wait to learn that. They were very proud of being able to write their own language as well as speak it.
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