Setswana Study Group

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Setswana Study Group

Postby zenmonkey » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:00 pm

<< reserved for material and general meetup session info >>
Learning Videos
https://learningsetswana.wordpress.com

Peace Corp Material
https://www.livelingua.com/project/peac ... /Setswana/
http://multimedia.peacecorps.gov/multim ... essons.pdf (this link seems dead, material in link above).

An Introduction to Spoken Setswana
'An Introduction to Spoken Setswana' by Karen Mistry, Book http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED283381.pdf
Memrise course: https://www.memrise.com/course/783090/a ... -setswana/

Alternate names
Beetjuans, Chuana, Chwana, Coana, Cuana, Sechuana, Setswana, Tshwana, Tsiwaha, Tswana



On-line Chat
We are scheduling regular on-line sessions, every other Monday at 20:00 Central Europe Time.

I've created a Hangout group.
Feel free to join it at: https://hangouts.google.com/group/BzdExCkHZAjIrqjU2

Setswana Study Group on Memrise: https://www.memrise.com/group/266585/
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Re: Setswana Study Group

Postby zenmonkey » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:58 pm

Note updated day for first session.
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Re: Setswana Study Group

Postby zenmonkey » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:44 pm

On-line Chat
The next session is July 9th at 20:00 Central European Time (UTC +1)
Feel free to join it at: https://hangouts.google.com/group/BzdExCkHZAjIrqjU2

We covered Greetings - Chapter 2 & 3 from the Peace Corps documents and recordings.
Next we'll cover Lesson 4 & 6 (5 is vocab. and probably not ideal for the setting...)
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Re: Setswana Study Group

Postby IronMike » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:43 pm

This is awesome you guys are doing this.

N.B., I'll be starting something like this in a year for Old English. ;)
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Re: Setswana Study Group

Postby Brun Ugle » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:10 pm

Here’s my homework:

20 minute Setswana







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Re: Setswana Study Group

Postby rdearman » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:16 pm

Brun Ugle wrote:Here’s my homework:


Just so for everyone who reads the log, but might not participate in the groups calls, we set ourselves a homework assignment to find new setswana resources. Media, books, lessons, whatever we can find. Then post the results here for everyone to share.

The group call is very good! While none of us are 100% sure of pronunciation we are sharing what we do know and learning from the others.

If your thinking about joining us there will be another group call (Google hangouts) and you're welcome to join in!

Oh and as predicted in my log, vonPeterhof was way better than me and showed me up. Also Brun Ugle is way better too. I'm ashamed because I started before them!!
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Re: Setswana Study Group

Postby zenmonkey » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:34 am

... and On-line Chat
The next session is July 23rd at 20:00 Central European Summer Time (UTC +2)

Feel free to join it at: https://hangouts.google.com/group/BzdExCkHZAjIrqjU2
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Re: Setswana Study Group

Postby Brun Ugle » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:39 am

zenmonkey wrote:... and On-line Chat
The next session is July 24th at 20:00 Central European Summer Time (UTC +2)

Feel free to join it at: https://hangouts.google.com/group/BzdExCkHZAjIrqjU2

Are you changing it to Tuesday? Or did you mean the 23rd?
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Re: Setswana Study Group

Postby zenmonkey » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:35 am

Brun Ugle wrote:Are you changing it to Tuesday? Or did you mean the 23rd?


Whoops! Still jet-lagged or something. The 23rd! (updated)
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Re: Setswana Study Group

Postby zenmonkey » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:09 am

rdearman wrote:
Brun Ugle wrote:Here’s my homework:


Just so for everyone who reads the log, but might not participate in the groups calls, we set ourselves a homework assignment to find new setswana resources. Media, books, lessons, whatever we can find. Then post the results here for everyone to share.


Here is a resource with the flash lessons including the sound:

http://www.unisa.ac.za/sites/corporate/ ... n-Language

Be warned, each flash page takes a long time to load.

And an early book on the grammar. 12 pages long!
https://play.google.com/store/books/det ... AAJ&rdot=1

And (in French) Etudes sur la langue Sechuana ... precedees d'un introduction sur l'origine et les progres de la mission chez les Bassoutos
https://play.google.com/store/books/det ... AAJ&rdot=1
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