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Re: Occitan

Postby Jameslingua » Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:17 pm

I also preferred Parli Occitan to the Assimil course (it lost me with some random dialogue about a regional type of roof or some other such nonsense)


Was that the old Occitan assimil or the new one?
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Re: Occitan

Postby guyome » Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:41 pm

Jameslingua wrote:
I also preferred Parli Occitan to the Assimil course (it lost me with some random dialogue about a regional type of roof or some other such nonsense)


Was that the old Occitan assimil or the new one?
Probably the old one (lesson 10). The old Assimil occitan is, in my humble opinion, a really strange course. It's the perfect example of everything that was/is wrong with the occitanist movement. It disregards the people who were actually speaking the language at the time (seen as too rural and not militant enough), while the content is limited to: 1) heavy emphasis on the mythical Shambala that Occitania allegedly was during the Middle-Ages-before-the-French-invaded (the troubadours were great, Occitan was the language of culture in Europe, everybody in Occitania was polite and refined, Sharing/Paratge and similar virtues were practiced by all, etc.), 2) description of cities and material items. There is little in terms of everyday life situations and the likes.
I think it is still a useful course in terms of vocabulary, grammar, etc., but the ideology makes it painful to listen to at times.
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Re: Occitan

Postby guyome » Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:58 pm

A Hum
A website that gathers material in Gascon. Quite a few documentaries are available (for a limited time, so make sure you watch them before they're gone).
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Re: Occitan

Postby guyome » Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:47 pm

Aranese publications
https://ddd.uab.cat/collection/honsaran

Gascon podcasts
https://www.radiopais.fr/podcast-1/
https://hadiu.eu/
http://radiocouserans.fr/category/emiss ... -montagne/

Gascon audiobooks (available for free)
Miquèu Baris, Las potingas deu posoèr de Gasconha, vol. 1 and vol. 2 (Landes Gascon)
Jusèp Condò Sambeat, Era Isla des diamants (Aranese)

Short stories (crime, sci-fi, fantastic, fantasy; some with audio)
https://diunegre.com/

Occitan booksellers and publishers
Two Gascon publishers who also sell online:
Per Noste
Reclams

Various booksellers:
Espaci occitan
Découvertes occitanes
Centre Culturel Occitan du Rouergue
Librariá Occitania
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Re: Occitan

Postby nooj » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:18 pm

It's interesting that Diu Negre has Catalans among its collaborators (founders?). Jornalet is at least partly funded by the Catalan government.

When I was living in Mallorca I met a group of Mallorcans who had created a group dedicated to creating closer linguistic and cultural ties between Occitan speakers and Catalan speakers notably funding an Occitan teacher to come to Mallorca. She's still there and I'm still part of the WhatsApp group which is going strong.

I wonder how much impact this support from some Catalan speaking people, private individuals and institutions, have on Occitan beyond the Spanish state's borders?
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