Words

Basic Kumeyaay 

How to say Kumeyaay click here

How to say Hello click here

Click to see the list of words that begin with the letter below

Hints

If a work starts with a "K" sound then it is probably a command. "Asow" is food but "Kasow" means  eat. 

If a word ends in a "P" sound it is probably a past tense. "HaQuin" is birth but "HaQuip" means born. 

If a sentence ends with TaWaa it means it is happening right now. "Paul Asow" means Paul eats but "Paul Asow TaWaa" means Paul is eating. 

Putting a "A" at the beginning of a verb makes is a noun. "Nak" means to sit but Anak is a chair. "Yuk" means to lay down but Ayuk would be a bed.

Read below for info on how I am doing this.

I am converting all this to PHP so it will look different than stated, for a while.

I have only one directory that contains all the words. The software picks up the range of words that are selected. Now I can record a word and copy them to one directory and the web page writes itself making the little sound box and the click to produce sound links. I just copy the sound file into the directory and and the page will re-write itself to include the added sound. I do not have to recode every time I add a new sound. 

This is all very clever if I do say so myself. The magic is in the name of the sound file. There is a dash that separates the English from the Indian. So I can name a file like:

Where_are_you_going-Mi_Maa.au

My program breaks the letters at the dash. The first half becomes the English definition and the second half becomes the Indian. My program is named "list2.htm," that uses a lot of Java. The neat thing is that there is only one "list2.htm." When you make your choice of the words the program runs out and loads in the words and then writes itself. It reads the directory and then uses that information to write the web page.  

 

I also added a picture. I am using gifs so the picture will animate. I named the picture after the Indian part of the word. In the above example the picture would be named "Mi_Maa.gif." As in the other part of the code the web page automatically adjusts for the image and re-writes itself.

It is possible to get those fancy linguistic accent marks also. You need to read two letters in at once and have a conversion to the fancy symbols. I don't use them because most normal folks don't know them. This is a folks site and I am not a linguist.

I have chosen to use AU files rather than WAV because AU is native Internet and they are smaller than WAV files.