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Wamponoag Language revitalization and Taino language reconstruction peer?

I was wondering what the rest of y'all thought of this, a similar situation except the Agamemnon people had a written record, a large one in fact. Still interesting to consider wehn thinking of Taino…Continue

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Started Nov 19, 2012

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Arenahi and Edgar Retana are now friends
Sep 29, 2014
Frank AkuTurey(Sky Seer) replied to Edgar Retana's discussion Taino language reconstruction or Tayiino in the group The Language Group
"Has the LIVING GARIFUNA tradition been explored more thoroughly? I understand there are many of them in the Bronx,living there...and that they are hanging out with Santeros and Babalawos,becuase in this way,they are recovering the African part of…"
Mar 8, 2014
Edgar Retana replied to Edgar Retana's discussion Taino language reconstruction or Tayiino in the group The Language Group
"No one interested?"
Dec 10, 2012
Edgar Retana left a comment for Miguel Sobaoko Koromo Sague
"Sorry I didn't mean to offend with my playing out metaphor, what I was cruelly asking was about the Taino language reconstruction projects, not the cultural revivals"
Dec 9, 2012
Claudette Fleming left a comment for Edgar Retana
"Hi Edgar, The fluent Lokono speakers that I know are all in Guyana. We plan developing an online course. Maybe that's the way to go since the physical connection is difficult. Dousabo  Claudette"
Dec 6, 2012
Edgar Retana replied to Edgar Retana's discussion Taino language reconstruction or Tayiino in the group The Language Group
"http://tainolanguage.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/ajiyahv-igneri/ Another piece, a mini Essay in Taino over the Ineri language"
Nov 24, 2012
Edgar Retana added a discussion to the group The Language Group
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Taino language reconstruction or Tayiino

 http://tainolanguage.wordpress.com/2011/05/16/some-comments-on-the-taino-language/Here's a website y'all may or may not know, very interesting, it already has a few essays in the reconstructed Taino language, very fascinating.http://tainolanguage.wordpress.com/2011/07/18/taino-sentences/some sentence examples :)1.O, káma,…See More
Nov 23, 2012
Miguel Sobaoko Koromo Sague left a comment for Edgar Retana
"Greetings Brother It is, actually a true historically verifyable fact that hundreds  of south-eastern Indigenous people of North America were sold into slavery in the English-speaking Caribbean and obviously must have stablished a small…"
Nov 21, 2012
Edgar Retana replied to Arenahi's discussion Lokono Dian: The Arawak Language of Suriname (14MB) in the group The Language Group
"Iyao (?) Tlazohcamati nocneuh. Very fascinating, I hope to read it with care after this semester :) ᏩᏙ ᎠᎴ ᏍᎩ!"
Nov 21, 2012
Edgar Retana replied to Arenahi's discussion Taino language classes in the group The Language Group
"I believe that the grammar might be more Mayan based than Arawak in this case, if it's the Chib'al'o movement. They base their reconstruction efforts more on Yucatec Mayan, rather than Arawakan languages, not totally off…"
Nov 21, 2012
Edgar Retana replied to Al "Kutubanama" Velazquez's discussion Taino Words Illustrated in the group The Language Group
"Quick correction, Puma is actually a Quechua word, meaning brave. The Nahuatl word for these cats is Miztli, so cat is Mizton, or little Puma ;)."
Nov 21, 2012
Edgar Retana left a comment for Claudette Fleming
"Greetings! Very nice to meet you and I hope to learn some Lokono from ya if I can :). "
Nov 20, 2012
Edgar Retana replied to Arenahi's discussion Some Karifuna (Island Carib) phrases in the group The Language Group
"Iyáo! Thanks for the lessons! Do you know the language fluently? IF so short novels and comics could be written in the language, imagine Dragon Ball Z in Garifuna? Hahha"
Nov 20, 2012
Edgar Retana replied to Arenahi's discussion Taino language classes in the group The Language Group
"I would question that and rather hope that it has a basis in Lokono and Garifuna, which is a direct descendant and the other Arawakan languages that still exist.. I dunno wouldn't it be colonial to just speak Spanish with Taino words,…"
Nov 20, 2012
David M. Wolfe left a comment for Edgar Retana
"I am called Wahya, I am a 64 year od man on SSDI, with a heart condition. No doubt agrevagteed by all the years Ive spent in one aspect of what is commonly termed "the movement" [of Indigenous people] My affilliations have been many, as a…"
Nov 19, 2012
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Wamponoag Language revitalization and Taino language reconstruction peer?

I was wondering what the rest of y'all thought of this, a similar situation except the Agamemnon people had a written record, a large one in fact. Still interesting to consider wehn thinking of Taino language reconstruction http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NamitAqxb4shttp://youtu.be/NamitAqxb4sSee More
Nov 19, 2012

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At 12:41pm on December 6, 2012, Claudette Fleming said…

Hi Edgar,

The fluent Lokono speakers that I know are all in Guyana. We plan developing an online course. Maybe that's the way to go since the physical connection is difficult.

Dousabo 

Claudette

At 7:40am on November 21, 2012, Miguel Sobaoko Koromo Sague said…

Greetings Brother

It is, actually a true historically verifyable fact that hundreds  of south-eastern Indigenous people of North America were sold into slavery in the English-speaking Caribbean and obviously must have stablished a small gene pool there from which some present-day inhabitants must owe some inheritance. I am not that sure where one would go about researching this info. As for your note to me concerning your interest in what you call the "Taino reconstrucion projects"  am assuming you are referring to the current Taino Resurgence. Frankly I am also rather curious myself as to how that particular phenomenon is going to "play out" (as you put it). Only the future will tell, the will of Yaya the Grat Spirit and the commitment of the Taino people ourselves. :-)

 

At 5:53pm on November 19, 2012, David M. Wolfe said…

I am called Wahya, I am a 64 year od man on SSDI, with a heart condition. No doubt agrevagteed by all the years Ive spent in one aspect of what is commonly termed "the movement" [of Indigenous people] My affilliations have been many, as a "AniKituwahgi [true Keetoowah person.] My focus has been on the true Red  Record and accounts of the mainly easter -central and ulf region Indigenus.

In looking at various peiees of Nishnabeg [aka Algonquin] Iroquoianand Muskogee life of the eary historic and preColumbian eras, I see may indications of a very good knowledge of the Caribe-Arowak and genberal caribean region, [beyng the manland Indians that were sold as slaves in theIslands].

What can you advise me on this?

 Wado, [thanks] wahya -aginalii [a freind]

 
 
 

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