Thursday, March 6, 2014

Ge'ez (Classical Ethiopic) Video Resources

I just discovered two videos that Endangered Language Alliance Toronto uploaded last year on the Ge'ez language (classical Ethiopic).

The first one, Ge'ez conversation, has a nine minute conversation between M.H. Haregewoin and Fisseha Tadesse in Ge'ez!  It includes subtitles in Ge'ez and English translation.  This is a great resource if you want to learn how Ge'ez is pronounced.

The second one, Ge'ez: Life of a Dead Language, is a seven minute documentary with Fisseha Tadesse on the Ge'ez language.  It includes some readings of Ge'ez, and some discussion of how the language continues to be studied and live on as a liturgical and literary language.

These are two really fantastic resources.  If you have interest in learning more about Ge'ez, feel free to check out my resource page.

1 comment:

  1. Hi James -
    You may recognize my URL since I linked to your blog earlier this month.
    I am trying to put together a blog carnival on ancient languages. I am casting about for submissions and am wondering if you would like to contribute.

    For more info:
    http://jdhomie.com/2014/03/22/ancient-languages-blog-carnival-call-for-contributers/
    I hope you're interested!
    Jonathan

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