Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

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 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.