|From:||Philippe Caquant <herodote92@...>|
|Date:||Friday, July 30, 2004, 21:37|
--- John Quijada <jq_ithkuil@...> wrote:
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.
(I suppose that the letters without a sound file
associated have the same pronunciation as in Russian
"High thoughts must have high language." (Aristophanes, Frogs)
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> 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