Na sau lou tama i le amataga o le 50 tausaga mai alia. Unlike those found in fiji, tonga or vanuatu that have four legs, samoan tanoas have a dozen or more round legs so they make for a uniquely samoan souvenir. Audio files there are very few audio resources available. Teaching samoan via video conference communication software. Radio samoa, 1593 am, manukau, new zealand free internet. It is the third most widely spoken language in new zealand, where more than 2% of the population, 86,000 people, were able to speak it as of 20. Samoan language 102b holidays and special occasions. We also have a close relationship with the oceania region. The lessons are intended for use in the classroom under the direction of the teacher. Here at christchurch city libraries we are celebrating with. For our last samoan language week video, george from mount roskill station has a message for us about the heatermetre rule. Maori, spoken in new zealand by about 100,000 persons.
Celebrations officially begin today, the 49th anniversary of samoa s independence day. The le fetuao samoan language center oral proficiency interview. Samoa az visitors guide tala, talofa, tanoa, tanu beach. Faauta, ua faapea ona fetalai mai o le alii, ma ua faapea ona ia poloaiina o a.
The two main islands of samoa are upolu and savaii, one of the biggest islands in polynesia. Pepe baby, but using the word pepe just doesnt have the right feel in the context its said in, so perhaps in. Oct 07, 2012 talofa lau afioga greetings for a matai alii or high chief. Samoan, i just learned, is the third most spoken language in new zealand. This is an ongoing project, and it will be constantly change as i have time to add new items or make changes. This is a collection of freecontent resources which ive been assembling for learners of the samoan language. Warm greetings from nimo elisaratoo, teu tangata pasifika group representative on this samoan language week. Saunoa mai lets make a list so we can feel more comfortable in using these phrases. Tash and i are undertaking basic samoan language lessons on. Samoan language week vaiaso o le gagana samoa 2016. The awardwinning language solution combines proven learning methods with the worlds best speech recognition technology. We will look at the latest online news, music and videos online from samoa.
Learn the language of samoa with friends using the samoa language. Samoan computer session wednesday, june 1, 2016 1pm to 2. Talofa is a salutation or greeting in the samoan language of the samoan islands more so like whats up dude. It is not necessarily mutually intelligible with the other dialects, although many words are identical or nearly identical, with identical or similar meanings. We offer special long term rates for 2 weeks plus stay. All the lessons contain audio and are all offered for free. Samoan, a polynesian language, is the first language for most of the samoa islands population of about 246,000 people. Samoan is from the austronesian family of languages. Learn to speak and write samoan how to speak samoan. My name is lalaosalafai tuua and im teaching at southern cross campus at mangere. Samoan is a major polynesian dialect, and as such, is similar to hawaiian, tongan, tahitian, maori and other island languages. Moera tuilaepataylor went along to check out some of pieces on show at the festival. If you want to prepare for this test go to learn samoan otherwise you can start now.
While english is widely spoken, the national language is samoan. One of the next things youll hear is the word talofa and it wont be the last time, for sure. It is here where you will learn some basic words and phrases of our samoan language. Youll be hearing this word many times if you are planning to visit samoa. Talofa lava is a greeting that means hello in samoan. Detailed and honest look at latest version totale fluent. The letters k, h and r are also used, but usually for foreign loanwords andor for colloquial language. Talofa inn is a suitable home away from home for business travelers, couples, large families and groups. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the samoan language. But first we need to know what the role of phrases is in the structure of the grammar in samoan. University of hawaii at manoa and brigham young university and byu in hawaii pretty much the only places in the us to get formal samoan language training, other than the peace corp. Talofa in english, translation, samoanenglish dictionary.
Otherwise youll have to try your luck in samoan churches e. This is the first year our school introduces the video conference and yeah its a privilege for me to teach samoan level 3 using this new technology of teaching other students sitting from their own classrooms from other school. Peace corps samoan language lessons course overview this samoan language manual is designed for use by both teachers and students. Samoan and english are the main languages spoken in samoa. Neither pimsleur nor rosetta provide language training for samoan.
Here is a very cursory overview of the language and some vocabulary. In wellington, the measina festival 2015 showcased contemporary samoan art and artists, celebrating samoan culture, language, and stories through dance music and theatre. You can now read the ebook in the pane on the left, listen to the audio pane to the right and practice your pronunciation use on the pronunciation tool tab on right all at the same time. Talofa echoes in such phrases as taalofa in tuvalu, aloha in hawaiian and aroa in cook islands maori. Learning the samoan phrases is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. Find out why many parents choose us as their child care provider. Peace corps samoan language manual we made using the peace corps samoan language manual material easier to use and more effective. Samoan quiz this page contains a quiz in samoan related to grammar and vocabulary. Talofa is a salutation or greeting in the samoan language of the samoan islands.
Samoan language week 2016 will take place from 29 may to 4 june. Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such communication service specifically allows such messages. He describes his experience of using video conferencing to teach samoan at. I also would just really like at least one polynesian language to make it onto duolingo, from there it may be possible to learn hawaiian, maori, cook island maori, etc. It means hello in samoan language spoken in in samoa formerly known as western samoa and american samoa.
These are pretty much the only two well compiled sets. See the complete profile on linkedin and discover talofa s. This is a basic introduction to the samoan language gagana samoa that includes an english samoan glossary and bible verses. American samoans have a rich language that remains the main language of the people. Growing network of over 17,000 ondemand translators available 247 hundreds of thousands of professional translations completed each year. Samoan is an analytic, isolating language and a member of the austronesian family, and more specifically the samoic branch of the polynesian subphylum. Samoa samoan language tutorial resources grammar dictionary. The test has 20 questions, which might take you 7 min to finish. Samoan language was written down by missionaries who introduced some new letters to the alphabet to aid in translating the bible. English is the second language and all islanders can speak english as well. This software package makes typing in samoan a lot easier by giving you all the basic correction features that are already available for english and some others especially made for the samoan language. Designed for both classroom and personal use, it features a methodical approach suitable for all ages. I also would just really like at least one polynesian language to make it onto duolingo, from there it may be possible to learn hawaiian, maori.
Learning languages, upper secondary, communication, secondary. Be it words, phrases, texts or even your website pages translate. I think its important celebrating samoan language week because its a chance to actually consider and celebrate your identity. Historically, the british, german, and american governments all vied for political domination of the islands. Information and disclaimer this information is provided as is without any claim of accuracy or completeness. Hello baby translates literally to talofa pepe talofa hello.
The manual outlines and explains each lesson for the teacher and provides a source of reference for the learner. Its samoan language week and our pepe have been busy decorating fuga. Double vowels are pronounced individually, with a glottal stop between. Csl website development also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your zip code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites. It is closely related to other polynesian languages, especially tongan.
John mayers samoan language program guide start at page 74. Major languages the major languages include fijian, samoan, and tongan. Talofa lava, the faa samoa app is now available on android, previously only available on the ios. If you are going to start learning samoan online, then you should begin by learning how to pronounce written samoan, and then finding out how to greet people. Translation memories are created by human, but computer aligned, which might cause mistakes. Csl website development collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Tino e tasi preschool a samoan language preschool with centres in both christchurch and dunedin. Samoan greeting meaning hello, sometimes extended to talofa lava, which means hello to you.
Teaching samoan via video conference communication. A samoan language coursebook, revised edition by galumalemana afeleti hunkin gagana samoa is a modern samoan language resource. Falani frank a peters samoan translation business owner at talofa samoa translation and interpretation services kent, washington 44 connections. Translation memories are created by human, but computer aligned. When you step off the plane into the balmy air of apias faleolo airport, youll feel instant calm at the wafting notes of the samoan ukulele welcoming you to this island paradise. Talofa in samoan, translation, englishsamoan dictionary. Samoan language week runs from 27 may to 2 june and councillor josephine bartley says its a great time to learn more about the samoan language but also a reminder to appreciate your own cultural identity. This information is provided for anyone traveling to samoa or wanting to converse with samoan friends and relatives.
Learn samoan online via skype from our native tutors and explore the fascinating samoan culture, lifestyle and music. Samoan language resources samoan language resources. Americans may or may not know that part of the samoan island group is actually a us territory. Learn and speak basic samoan language skills reading, basic greetings, and a quiz. Talofa talofa is a salutation or greeting in the samoan language of the samoan islands.
We have a significant pacific islander population here. We can also offer corporate rates to your companyorganization if you are looking for longterm accommodation while working in samoa. Learn to speak and write samoan how to speak samoan language. Rosetta stone is the best way to learn a foreign language. With many samoan people living in other countries, the total number of speakers worldwide is estimated at 510,000 in 2015. Talofa lava hello will be the key greeting for many this week, as samoan language week starts. The preschools have been operating for nearly 20 years. View talofa samoa s profile on linkedin, the worlds largest professional community.
This app is available only on the app store for iphone, ipad, mac, apple watch, and apple tv. Talofa is a salutation or greeting in the samoan language of the samoan islands talofa echoes in such phrases as taalofa in tuvalu, aloha in hawaiian and aroa in cook islands maori. Please let me know if you see any errors or ideas to improve this service. Talofa airways talofa airways is a samoan airline that offers flights within the polynesian region. In nz and australia, there are large pacific island populations. Samoan language has a rich oral tradition carried on through story and dance from generation to generation. By samoa koria, san diego, california talofa the samoan islands are part of polynesia, and lie in the south pacific about 2,400 miles southwest of hawaii. The core samoan alphabet is comprised of just 14 letters. English words for talofa include bristly, broadsheet, broiler, bakestone, heinous, bumble, heyday, admixture, byebyes and felicitation. The festival started on tuesday and will run to the end of this week. I have been at don bosco technical centre dbtc, alafua, samoa since 29th january. An extremely useful resource package which seamlessly integrates with microsoft office. Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of anothers computer. Im here to help you learn samoan, by going step by step.1550 1143 370 83 1233 316 1191 1528 206 1419 1357 776 381 670 18 811 274 81 1065 808 506 774 1236 1288 85 1096 678 1401 1387 1105 1348 1469 1232 153 565 655 104 1227 41 729 858 453 738 937 1269 541