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Archive for December, 2009

The top ten search queries for ታሕሳስ (December)

1 woman 2 apple 3 fight 4 football 5 roll 6 sap 7 you 8 honourable 9 browse 10 Tuesday

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December 31, 2009  Tags:   Posted in: top ten search queries  No Comments

A linguist on communication

Here’s a link to a New York Times piece on French linguist Claude Hagège (author of On the Death and Life of Languages) and a few questions about his thoughts on the future of communication. It’s an interesting read.

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December 18, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Linguistics  No Comments

Simona’s nature adventures in Eritrea

I found a nice little cache of animated children’s stories and workbooks that have been translated to Tigrinya. I urge everyone to give them a quick look, each story also has an option to switch to the English translation. Simona’s Nature Adventures in Eritrea, East Africa Lucy Lava Light Magic What is a tree? Workbooks: […]

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December 15, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Eritrea, language, Tigrigna  No Comments

The “ምግቢ ቢራሚድ”?

Maybe the writer meant “ምግቢ ፒራሚድ,” but now I can’t get the image of some sort of food/beer/pyramid thing out of my head……ah well. To get right to the point, I made this post to give you another English/Tigrinya pamphlet link. This one is about the food pyramid and it has the Tigrinya translation directly […]

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December 8, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Tigrigna  No Comments

Two Years!

It’s been two wonderful years of Tigrigna lexicography bliss, as this December marks the second anniversary of memhr.org In the beginning this website started as just a weird hobby of mine and today it continues as such; I can’t stress this enough, telling myself that this is “just a hobby” is the one rule in […]

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December 2, 2009  Tags:   Posted in: language, Linguistics, website update  No Comments