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Monday, September 29, 2008

Amharic Vocab Words (AVW)

I am trying to learn AT LEAST 5 new Amharic vocab words / week. I will share them with you. I am spelling them according to how the Lonely Planet Phrase Book spells them though upon hearing them prononced on my language software I did a few doubletakes. In parenthesis I will do my best to write them phonetically in English as I heard them pronounced. Good luck! (you'll need it :))

This week's are:

te-na yis-tel-leny (tay-nais-telany): It's a greeting. Literally: May health be given to you.

deu-na hu-nu (dena hoonoo): saying goodbye to more than one person

ow (aow): Yes

ay-del-em (eye-dell-em): No

e-shi (eh-she): okay/yes

e-ba-kon (e-bah-kwo): polite form of please


Stacey said...

That is so cool, thanks for sharing with us! Now I want to actually hear you say it. I love hearing my sister in law talk in Indonesian. It's always fun to learn new words in another language!

Carpenters said...

I really should try to learn. You'll be so glad you did.

With Love,