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Android based English-Tigrinya Dictionary

If you have an Android phone and $20.48, you can have your own Enligsh-Tigrinya Dictionary. The app is designed by Hdri Media who also develop a free Ge’ez text editor for your phone. Here’s a self description An electronic edition of the printed dictionary: “Advanced English-Tigrinya Dictionary” by Tekie Tesfay. This is the largest and most comprehensive English-Tigrinya Dictionary available […]

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April 27, 2014  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: language, Linguistics, Tigrigna  4 Comments

Read Ge’ez on Android phones

I’m writing this very post using my Samsung SII phone and I’ve discovered something that might help some of you who use any “rooted” Android phone. Unfortunately my phone didn’t come with the ability to render Ge’ez fonts “out of the box”; so it doesn’t display any Ge’ez letters (ሰላም), just those annoying undefined boxes […]

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June 9, 2012  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: font, language, Tigrigna  One Comment

Tigrinya–English Picture Dictionary

I was browsing the web when I found an excellent new e-book entitled: “Tigrinya – English Picture Dictionary” by eritreanrefugees.org. It’s primarily designed for native Tigrigna speakers who want to learn English, but it can work in both directions. Also since it’s a picture dictionary you get to see images of the things/descriptions/actions that are being translated and […]

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November 3, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Eritrea, language, Linguistics, Tigrigna  3 Comments

“I can count in… English and Tigrinya”

This is a children’s book dedicated to teaching English and Tigrinya numbers. The authors just contacted me by email so I have little-more information about the book, but it seems cute and fitting for kids; a lot more friendly then the (never-ending) counting drills/exercises that I had to do as a child. I still remember those drills… Teacher: […]

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October 6, 2010  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Eritrea, language, Tigrigna  No Comments

Two linguists talk about language…

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September 18, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: language, Linguistics  No Comments

Linguistic diversity; good thing… or the cause of African poverty!!

Heh silly/hyperbolic blog titles aside, this is the rough question that was posed then brutally slapped away by Greg Downey of Neuroanthropology. Check it out. It’s a good, solid and thorough post on the subject of linguistic diversity; one which I don’t think I could paraphrase without missing a couple of huge chunks. However here are a […]

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July 26, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Africa, Eritrea, language, Linguistics  One Comment

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

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


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