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* Speakers live in Eritrea and Sudan.<ref name="Tigre Wikipedia">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tigre_language</ref>  
 
* Speakers live in Eritrea and Sudan.<ref name="Tigre Wikipedia">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tigre_language</ref>  
 
* Tigre has used both the Ge'ez and Arabic script as an alphabet. <ref name="Tigre Wikipedia">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tigre_language</ref> Ge'ez seems to have a fixed amount of letters.
 
* Tigre has used both the Ge'ez and Arabic script as an alphabet. <ref name="Tigre Wikipedia">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tigre_language</ref> Ge'ez seems to have a fixed amount of letters.
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* Out of all the languages on this page, Tigre is the one with the orthography furthest from English.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 13:54, 16 February 2021


Language Selection

Partner Preference

Someone very knowledgeable about linguistics. Computer Science is my specialty.

Language Preferences

Pontic Greek

Morphological Typology

Pontic Greek practices conjugation and declension with suffixes, so I believe it is somewhat agglutanative. [1]

Basic Information

  • ISO 639-3: pnt. [1]
  • It has used the Greek, Turkish, and Cyrillic alphabet.[1] Greek seems to be the most prominent one online.
  • The 778,000 speakers inhabit Greece, Turkey, and several countries in Eastern Europe. [1]

Materials

Given what I have found in a couple hours, I'm fairly confident I can locate a few pages of text.

  • Hellenic Language Boy Blog [2]
  • Pontic Greek Wikipedia [3]
  • Pontic Greek Narratives [4] [5]
  • Pontic Corpora from the University of Leipzig. [6]

Kanza

I understand this language doesn't have many speakers, but I easily found high-quality resources.

Morphological Typology

Kanza attatches pronouns and prepositions to verbs via prefixes.[7] Kanza is so verb-based that it lacks adjectives. [7]

Basic Information

  • ISO 639-3: ksk. [8]
  • 12 L2 speakers. [9]
  • The Kaw Nation inhabit Oklahoma and Kansas. [10]
  • Like many Native American languages, its alphabet is based on English.

Materials

I have already located a dictionary [11] and several pages of text.[12]

Tigre

Morphological Typology

Tigre contains both synthetic and analytic qualities.
On the synthetic side, it indicates cases by adding suffixes and changing the stems of words.[13]
On the other hand, the language indicates some pronouns by both words and suffixes, while others must stand on their own.[13]

Basic Information

  • ISO 639-3: tig [13]
  • 250,000 – 1.05 million L1 speakers.[13]
  • Speakers live in Eritrea and Sudan.[13]
  • Tigre has used both the Ge'ez and Arabic script as an alphabet. [13] Ge'ez seems to have a fixed amount of letters.
  • Out of all the languages on this page, Tigre is the one with the orthography furthest from English.

Materials

I'm not very convinced that I will find pages of text in this language. [13]

  • Supposedly has the Bible but I haven't found any copies online.
  • Found a language course. [14]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Pontic Greek Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontic_Greek
  2. Blog https://helleniclanguageboy.tumblr.com/post/618528370100191232/pontic-greek-was-historically-spoken-throughout
  3. https://pnt.wikipedia.org/wiki/%CE%91%CF%81%CF%87%CE%B9%CE%BA%CF%8C%CE%BD_%CF%83%CE%B5%CE%BB%CE%AF%CE%B4%CE%B1
  4. https://archive.mpi.nl/tla/islandora/object/tla:1839_00_0000_0000_0021_5149_9?asOfDateTime=2018-03-02T11:00:00.000Z
  5. http://dla.library.upenn.edu/dla/olac/record.html?id=www_mpi_nl_lat_1839_00_0000_0000_0021_5149_9
  6. https://wortschatz.uni-leipzig.de/en/download/pontic
  7. 7.0 7.1 http://www.kawnation.com/WebKanza/LangResources/nglshknzdctnry2012.pdf
  8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansa_language
  9. https://www.ethnologue.com/18/language/ksk/
  10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaw_people
  11. http://www.kawnation.com/WebKanza/LangResources/nglshknzdctnry.pdf
  12. http://www.kawnation.com/WebKanza/LangResources/kanzareader.pdf
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tigre_language
  14. http://www.people.vcu.edu/~gasmerom/Eritrean_languages/tigre/