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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  5 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  2 Comments

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

Counting to ten…revisited

Meet Temesgen; he has made a video demonstrating how to count to ten in Tigrinya. He also has another on how to greet someone in Tigrigna. Thanks Thomas.

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October 25, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Tigrigna  No 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

Eri-Canadians talk about bilingualism

Meseret.ca has an interesting discussion about the importance of young Eritreans (who grew up in the diaspora) to learn the native language of their parents (they talk mostly of Tigrigna). The issues they talk about are pretty interesting… Watch live streaming video from mesradio at livestream.com

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July 13, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Eritrea, Tigrigna  No Comments

a little house-cleaning

Okay I’ve fixed, yet again, the sound in the fidel section, so everyone should be able to hear my horrible voice now. I also made a small change to the mltgk transliteration section, so people can type longer sentences and use the Ge’ez punctuation easier. Secondly a helpful reader has pointed me towards a new […]

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May 9, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Tigrigna, website update  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