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When spam gets hella-strange

Since I run a Tigrigna language teaching website, I get a lot of emails from many different people who are (like myself) amateur Tigrigna language enthusiasts; but this latest e-mail is the first spam-bot email I have ever received. It’s very bizarre, so I hope you find some humour in it…. ***emailremoved@yahoo.com*** Am Juliet,a tall […]

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October 28, 2009  Tags:   Posted in: language, Linguistics  No Comments

ካርቦን ሞኖክሳይድ!!!!

Here is a random PDF I pulled up from the vast depths of the Internet, the file is a small pamphlet detailing the dangers of Carbon Monoxide poisoning in Tigrinya; it’s a public health warning from the Washington state government. Now, why would I link you a random Tigrigna health pamphlet from the Washington state […]

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October 19, 2009  Tags: , ,   Posted in: language, Tigrigna  No Comments

Dictionary search box for your own website or blog.

So, I’ve added a new page to the dictionary section. It explains that anyone can now add a Memhr.org dictionary search box to their website or blog. The search box looks like this: Memhr.org Dictionaries Those who want the search box will need to copy and paste this code into the HTML of their site. […]

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April 18, 2009  Tags:   Posted in: Africa, language, Tigrigna, website update  No Comments

My Tigrinya Phrasebook

I was browsing the web when I found an e-book entitled: “My Tigrinya Phrasebook” by Peter A. Crowther. It’s self described as “A manual of Tigrinya words and phrases” and it’s available free for download. At first glance, I wouldn’t necessarily call it a phrasebook as, for the most part, it is a list of […]

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February 3, 2009  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Eritrea, language  5 Comments

One Year!

Hey, I almost forgot… This December marks the one year anniversary of this website/blog. It was one year ago that I uploaded my first Tigrigna/English dictionary and published my first Tigrigna lesson. I always believed that what I’m doing is nothing special. I am only doing what anyone with a ‘passing familiarity’ and some incomplete […]

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December 12, 2008  Tags:   Posted in: Africa, Eritrea, language, Tigrigna, website update  4 Comments

Modern Dictionary with New Methods – part 2

Well, it appears that there is more to this story then first thought. Shaebia.org has wrote another article on Dr. Kidanemariam Zerzghi and his new Tigrigna reference dictionary. It is in interview format and they ask him a few questions (ones strangely similar to the question I asked in my last blog entry) about his […]

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December 11, 2008  Tags: , ,   Posted in: language, Tigrigna  No Comments

New dictionary section

http://www.memhr.org/dic/ There it is. The new section. I had some difficulties setting it up and loading the Tigrigna/English dictionary; but it’s done now… well mostly done. Anyways, I got the idea to redo the dictionary section when asmarino set up a user generated dictionary of their own. Through their example I saw how easily I […]

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November 15, 2008  Tags: ,   Posted in: language, Tigrigna, website update  No Comments

“Modern Dictionary with New Methods”

Come one, come all. There is a new dictionary for sale in Asmara. It’s by Dr. Kidanemariam and he worked 10 years to make it a reality. Just amazing. A new monolingual, Tigrinya-Tigrinya, dictionary entitled, roughly translated into “Modern Dictionary with New Method,” by Dr. Kidanemariam Zerezghi was launched on October 24, 2008 at Emba […]

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October 27, 2008  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Eritrea, language, Linguistics, Tigrigna  One Comment