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Bonaire Languages: Papiamentu for Dutch people
Papiamentu for Dutch people
| By Gwen Wildeboer (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #9) on Saturday, May 7, 2005 - 5:39 pm: |
Ok, this thread is supposed to be for Dutch people, but I write this in English anyway, so everybody has a chance to know what it's about.
For Dutch-speaking people I recommend the book 'D˛splak 'i boka'. In fact there are two books, a coursebook, and a reference book, and two cd's to practice the pronunciation and learn to answer spoken questions yourself. It really is an excellent and up-to-date course. At my city in Holland they have it in the library, and I know they also sell the course now at the University Library of the Free University, Amsterdam. By the way, as I also know enough English, I tried the two cd's mentioned in this form 'Vocabulary builder' and the other one. They're kind of 'cute', but I got bored very soon, and some of the games on the cd which are supposed to learn you Papiamentu are more about memory than any language-insights. If you really want to learn something more than colours and short sentences, you should consider the course I mentioned. I believe it's about 50 euro to buy. I hope someone can use this information!
| By michael gaynor (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1904) on Sunday, May 8, 2005 - 11:25 am: |
Gwen...send me the info on the publisher...
| By Gwen Wildeboer (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #10) on Sunday, May 8, 2005 - 11:28 am: |
Michael, it is published by the Walburg Pers, Zutphen, 4th edition 2002. What are your plans with it?
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