Harald Hammarström’s collection of stolen .pdf reference grammars. Harald Hammarström wrote this: “I put these grammars here for people who don’t have access to a well-stacked library or good personal connections yet want to learn more about the languages of the world.”
If you know about other places where one can find more such things I would be grateful to read about it. Write a comment
information about the historical, cultural, and social roots of the language, a map showing where the language is spoken, basic facts about the grammar, writing systems, and history of the language, and a wealth of other sociolinguistic information. Each page also includes contains links to the LMP citations for that language and a list of websites of interest to teachers and learners of the language.
These days, there is a great hype about the internet video search tool YouTube. I have tried to find videos in Hausa, and in fact, there were a few. One user named Habeebi has put a few private videos from a trip to Niger, for example. There are videos in other languages, too, e.g. Fulani, Swahili, etc.
Freedom Radio Kano (Muryar Jama’a) is a private Radio station in Kano. It came on air 1st December 2003 and is the first of its kind in Northern Nigeria. It broadcasts locally, in “a range of about two hundred kilometers as the crow flies.”
Information, Education, Entertainment and the promotion and protection of our socio cultural values will be paramount in our programming, in addition to advancing the constitutional rights of Freedom of expression, especially for the less privileged members of the society, within the law.
H-Hausa is a mailing list for the discussion of issues related to Hausa language, literature and culture. It started already in October 2002, but I came across it only now. Here is the first message sent in October 2002:
H-Hausa is for the discussion of issues related to Hausa language, literature and culture. It began as a list concerned exclusively with language, but it has also hosted discussions ranging from traditional, Arabic-based orthography to computerization of Hausa, from grammar to culture and other subjects. It has attracted academics, missionaries, former expatriates and Hausa themselves to the only list which deals primarily with Hausa issues.
VTrain is a very usefull all-purpose memorization tool. It was originally devised as a vocabulary trainer, but you can use it to learn any subject. VTrain quizzes you by way of question flashcards. Flashcards are grouped by difficulty into the “Boxes” of a VTrain “Cardfile”. Every time the program asks you the question written on a flashcard, that flashcard is either promoted to the next Box (if your answer is correct), or demoted to the first one (if you don’t know the right answer). This way, after going through the flashcards several times, the more advanced Boxes will contain the flashcards you know better. VTrain can also draw up a schedule of repetitions for you. It includes an Automatic Scheduling facility that schedules all these repetitions for each flashcard, and lets you know when it is time to review it again.
Editing the flashcards and multilingual input is very easy. VTrain can switch between the keyboard layouts of 2 languages automatically. It comes with on-screen keyboards for 100 languages, including Hausa. You can use this facility to enter almost any special character with a single mouse click or a shortcut. You can also import and export wordlists and copy & paste from other editors. VTrain is Unicode-based. This means you will be able to use virtually any writing system of the world with it, but, for the same reason, it supports Windows 2000 / XP and later only.
VTrain flashcards support rich text (*.rtf), diagrams, images, videos, sound, and many more formats. You can edit text, diagrams and images, and record voice samples directly from the VTrain window.