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Brun Ugle
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Re: Setswana Study Group

Postby Brun Ugle » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:50 pm



This is pretty good. It’s a very simple children’s story, read slowly. The words are highlighted one by one as she reads them and there is animation to help you understand. Watch a few times to understand and then try to read out loud along with the storyteller.
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Re: Setswana Study Group

Postby eido » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:54 am

I'm taking a class where we have to do these PhET labs. Many of them are translated into other languages, though I don't know how reliably. (I assume they must be pretty good though since the website is run by a university.)

While trying to do my work, I noticed the lab I'm working on was translated into Setswana! Or Tswana, as they call it on the site. You can download the labs for free, but they come in the .jar file format which I've had difficulty working with on Windows 8. Maybe @rdearman and his tech savvy can help anyone who struggles.

https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/moving-man

Maybe this will be useful to somebody. You can learn about science and a language all at once :)
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Re: Setswana Study Group

Postby rdearman » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:03 am

The .jar file is an executable Java file. So if it isn't playing for you then you need to install the Java Runtime environment: https://www.java.com/
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Re: Setswana Study Group

Postby vonPeterhof » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:02 pm

Sorry, folks, due to some unexpected travel I'll have to do tomorrow (on Monday) I'm not sure I'll make it back in time for the study session. I didn't manage to do the homework either, aside from a few disjointed sentences from all over the excerpt..
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Re: Setswana Study Group

Postby zenmonkey » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:01 am

Brun Ugle wrote:

This is pretty good. It’s a very simple children’s story, read slowly. The words are highlighted one by one as she reads them and there is animation to help you understand. Watch a few times to understand and then try to read out loud along with the storyteller.


I've decided that this was going to be my homework instead since I really can't transcribe yet the other video.

So I'm using google translate ... with sesotho and trying to search words in my dictionary, and google image. With limited success.

The sentence "[Katse ya ga Kimi] [e robestse mo mmeteng] [o o mo letsatsing] is translated by Google (with a typo) to "The car is lying on a sandwich." :lol: :shock:

{Kimi's Cat}{is sleeping in bed}{in sunlight}

Searching for specific word with image search is a great way to stumble onto material that uses the word.
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Re: Setswana Study Group

Postby zenmonkey » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:52 am

Buisa le nna - Read with me
Katse ya ga Kimi - Kimi's cat

Katse ya ga Kimi e dutsen mo godimo ga leoto la Mmemogolo
Kimi's cat is sitting on grandmother's lap

Dumela katse e e itumetseng
Hello happy cat

Katse ya ga Kimi e robetse mo mmeteng o o mo letsatsing
Kimi's cat is sleeping on the rug(?) in the sunlight

Dumela, katse e e otselang
Hello, sleepy cat

Katse e new mašwi mo kitšhineng
Cat is drinking milk in the kitchen

Dumela katse e e nyorilweng
Hello thirsty cat

Katse ya ga Kimi e lebeleste nônyane
Kimi's cat is (looking for/seeking ?) the bird

Dumela katse e e makgakga (great word!!)
Hello impertinent cat

Ntšwa e e modimo e bogola katse ya ga Kimi
Dog barks loudly (modimo means great or, with a capital M, god) [at] Kimi's cat.

O ile kae katse e boifang e?
Where does he go, scared cat?

Kimi o lebelela mo leotong la ga Mmemogolo
Kimi looks for it in grandmother's lap

Katse ga e teng fa
Cat is not there

Kimi o lebelela mo mmeteng o omo letsatsing
Kimi looks for it on the rug in the sunlight

O lebelela mo sejaneng sa gunwa
She look for it at her dish (?) - couldn't find "gunwa".

O lebelela mo godimo ga lebota
She look for it above the wall

Kimi o robetse mo tlhageng. Ga a kgone go bona katse ya gagwe gope.
Kimi is sleepy in the garden (?). She could not see her cat (anywhere/now/at all).

Kimi o tswana matlho a gagwe. ... mme o a thulamela
Kimi closes her eyes ... and she falls asleep.

Ka bonakonyana sengwe se mo tsikitla sefatlhegong sa gagwe
In a few moments (nakonaya is "a period of time") something tickles her in her face

Dumela Katse e e itumetseng. O ntse le kae?
Hello happy cat. Where were you?

Bokhulto
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(typos are mine or auto-carrot)
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Re: Setswana Study Group

Postby zenmonkey » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:00 pm

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