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Ubykh, Abkhaz

From:Philippe Caquant <herodote92@...>
Date:Friday, July 30, 2004, 21:37
--- John Quijada <jq_ithkuil@...> wrote:

> Sorry, the closest I could find was a fascinating > site for learning the > closely related Abkhaz language (native term: > Apswa). It has lots of sound > files for Abkhaz phonemes mapped to individual > letters of the Abkhaz > alphabet. Many of these sounds are found in Ubykh as > well. Unfortunately, > the site is in Russian, and there are no phonetic > descriptions of the > sounds other than what can be inferred from the > absurd modifications to the > Cyrillic alphabet used in Abkhaz. The URL is > > > Click on the first link that says "ypok" (Cyrillic > for "urok"), the Russian > word for "lesson". This brings up a nice chart of > the Abkhaz letters with > associated sound files. > > --John Quijada >
Thanks for information. Looks really like a great site, made by real Web designers. The sound files are perfect (and they have a letter which sounds exactly like French "je"). I have to give a closer look to the grammar ! I already learned that there are no genders in it, but classes (animate # inanimate), and that only people are considered as animate (not animals). Man and woman seem to be sub-classes of the animate class. This was my first lesson of Abkhaz language in my whole life. Great. (I suppose that the letters without a sound file associated have the same pronunciation as in Russian ?) ===== Philippe Caquant "High thoughts must have high language." (Aristophanes, Frogs) __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? New and Improved Yahoo! Mail - 100MB free storage!