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ERIC Number: ED012446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 521
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Reference Count: 0
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AMHARIC BASIC COURSE, UNITS 1-50.
OBOLENSKY, SERGE; AND OTHERS
THE AMHARIC BASIC COURSE WAS DESIGNED TO TEACH THE AMHARIC LANGUAGE AS IT IS SPOKEN IN ADDIS ABABA, THE CAPITAL OF ETHIOPIA. ALTHOUGH OTHER SEMITIC LANGUAGES, AS WELL AS CUSHITIC LANGUAGES, ARE ALSO SPOKEN IN ETHIOPIA, AMHARIC IS THE PRESTIGE LANGUAGE AND IS OFFICIALLY USED IN GOVERNMENT, IN BUSINESS, FOR ALL INSTRUCTION IN GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS, AND IN MOST NEWSPAPERS. THE FORMAT OF THE FIRST VOLUME OF THIS COURSE, UNITS 1-50, CONSISTS OF BASIC SENTENCES AND QUESTION-ANSWER SECTIONS, IN WHICH BASIC PATTERNS AND CULTURE POINTS ARE INTRODUCED. THE PATTERNS ARE TO BE SUPPLEMENTED OUT OF CLASS WITH TAPE RECORDINGS. IN ADDITION, GRAMMATICAL NOTES, WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS, DRILLS, AND NARRATIVE SECTIONS ACCOMPANY MOST OF THE UNITS. THE AMHARIC IS PRESENTED IN A TRANSCRIPTION BASED ON THE SPOKEN LANGUAGE, RATHER THAN ON A TRANSLITERATION OF THE ORDINARY AMHARIC SPELLING. AMHARIC ORTHOGRAPHY IS NOT USED IN THIS VOLUME. INSTRUCTIONS TO THE TEACHER ARE INCLUDED IN THE INTRODUCTION. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS, U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20402, FOR $2.25. (AMM)
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Authoring Institution: Foreign Service (Dept. of State), Washington, DC. Foreign Service Inst.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA; ETHIOPIA; Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)