Re: Mooré language sources?
|From:||Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, February 2, 2005, 18:25|
Henrik Theiling wrote:
> I'd like to learn a few basic words in the Afrikan language Mooré,
> probably Ouagadougou dialect, spoken in Burkino Faso. Any sources?
> I found a few things in the web, but probably someone of you has good
> pointers! :-)
>I'll assume you've tried Ethnologue?? Google turned up several refs. too,
among them http://www.dcaccess.net/~huhtaman/primer/ French sources ought
to have something........
Amazing coincidence: at my first teaching job, there were _two_
Mooré-speaking students from that area-- at least one from Ouagadougou who
served as informant in a Field Methods course I taught. Sorry to say, I
don't have my notes anymore, but I do recall it had 7 or 8 noun classes,
distinguished by how the plural was formed (you get a glimpse of this in the
"body parts" section of the Primer); and it turned out to be sort of tonal.
One student did find a journal article (probably late-60s/early 70s), but
again, I don't have a ref. Sorry.
Fascinating language-- good luck.