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Mato_Guaitiao commented on Arenahi's group The Language Group
"Guys! The first part of my blog is coming out!!! Here's the link! Enjoy! Taino Blog"
Apr 12
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Apr 12
Mato_Guaitiao replied to Mato_Guaitiao's discussion Taíno Grammar: Verb Conjugation, Word Order HELP! in the group The Language Group
"Oh my gosh, adian is similar to dian in Lokono Dian people's speech! Goodness, I'm such a noob. "
Apr 3
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Apr 3
Mato_Guaitiao replied to Mato_Guaitiao's discussion Taíno Grammar: Verb Conjugation, Word Order HELP! in the group The Language Group
"Wait, so I read some of the old posts and I can add that there also seems to be some things that hint towards an adjective-noun order in their too. Going through the dictionaries again some of the phrases include:          …"
Apr 2
Mato_Guaitiao added a discussion to the group The Language Group
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Taíno Grammar: Verb Conjugation, Word Order HELP!

Hello everyone. I have decided to create a Memrise course on the Taíno language and am looking for any helpful tips on grammar and word order. All I found were a bunch of dictionaries but I am piecing together similarities between short phrases mentioned throughout. As a start I found that Taíno seems to have a strict verb ending such that most simple phrases have the verb at the end. For example, when I was taking apart phrases like "I am":          "Taíno wakía-ka" --> Taino/good We-are   …See More
Apr 2
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The Language Group

For those interested in learning and revitalizing the Indigenous languages of the Caribbean. Includes, Taíno, Karifuna, Garifuna, Lokono, Wayuu, Añu (Paraujano), Warao, Carib etc.THE USE OF ANY INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE IS WELCOMED AND ENCOURAGED! :)See More
Apr 2
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"Trying to Create Memrise course. Any assistance is appreciated."
Apr 2
Mato_Guaitiao is now a member of Indigenous Caribbean Network
Apr 2

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About Me:
I am a Puerto Rican looking into the roots and revitalization of the Taíno language as a spoken language.
Occupation:
Student
Research Interests:
Taíno/Taïno language;
Arawakan Language Family

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