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Title:A Brief Grammar of the Dirayta Language
Abstract:This brief grammar was developed and written during a work-shop held in December 2009 in Arba Minch. The purpose of this book is to make the Dirasha community aware of the wealth and variation it inherited with the Dirayta language. The language possesses an intricate system of forms and rules, which all speakers use in their daily lives, often without being consciously aware of them. Many of these forms and rules are presented in this little book. It also needs to be pointed out that the purpose of this book is not to present a full and comprehensive description of the Dirayta language. This would be beyond the scope of this work, and it would require a different approach to the language. Many forms of the Dirayta language are not even mentioned in here, and some areas of the Dirayta grammar have been omitted from this work. Also this book attempts to use terminology which is understandable by a wide audience. The hope is even that it can be translated into the Dirayta language to make it fully accessible to all Dirayta speakers. Therefore this book will dis-appoint everybody who wants to see a description of Dirayta according to the latest linguistic models and terminology.
Contributor (author):Uusitalo, Mirjami
Date (W3CDTF):2009
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/51472
Extent:iv, 46 pages
Language (ISO639):eng
Publisher:SIL Ethiopia
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):ET
Subject:Dirasha language
grammar; orthography
Subject (ISO639):gdl
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):language_description


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Citation: Uusitalo, Mirjami. 2009. SIL Ethiopia.
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