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Topic: South Marquesan language


  
  DoBeS — Marquesan - Language
The indigenous languages spoken in the Marquesan archipelago of French Polynesia belong to the Eastern Oceanic branch of the Austronesian language family.
Whereas the island vernaculars of South Marquesan are thought to relatively homogenous - despite some lexical and phonological distinctions -, the dialectal situation in the northwestern part of the archipelago is much more complex and it is therefore less clear to talk about "North Marquesan" as one language.
The language spoken on Ua Huka is the most problematic to classify as a North Marquesan vernacular.
www.mpi.nl /DOBES/projects/marquesan/languages   (708 words)

  
 Marquesan language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Marquesan is a collection of East-Central Polynesian dialects, of the Marquesic group, spoken in the Marquesas Islands of French Polynesia.
The North Marquesan dialects are spoken on the islands of Ua Pu and Nuku Hiva, and South Marquesan dialects on the islands of Hiva `Oa, Tahuata and Fatu Hiva.
The North Marquesan dialects are sometimes considered two separate languages: North Marquesan and Tai Pi Marquesan, the latter being spoken in the valleys of the eastern two-thirds of the island of Nuku Hiva, in the ancient province of Tai Pi.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Marquesan_language   (473 words)

  
 Hawaiian Language Encyclopedia Article @ WikiContent.org (Wiki Content)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It is closely related to other Polynesian languages (e.g., Marquesan, Tahitian, Maori, Rapa Nui (the language of Easter Island), Samoan), distantly related to Fijian, and more distantly to Malay, Indonesian, Malagasy, and the indigenous languages of the Philippines (e.g., Pangasinan, Tagalog, Ilokano, Visayan) and Taiwan (e.g., Paiwan, Rukai, Thao, Babuza, Saaroa, Yami).
Hawaiian originated as the Marquesan or Tahitian of the era 1000 A.D., when the Polynesian speakers of that language made the first Polynesian discovery of Hawaii and colonized the archipelago, establishing permanent settlements.
Going back farther in time and space, the language is that of the Philippine Islands, and it is ultimately descended from an ancient Austronesian language spoken in Taiwan about 6000 years ago.
www.wikicontent.org /encyclopedia/Hawaiian_language   (5027 words)

  
 Hawaiian Language Encyclopedia Article @ Strenuous.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Austronesian language that takes its name from that of the largest island in the tropical North Pacific archipelago where it developed.
Thus, the genesis of Hawaiian (as a language distinct from Marquesan or Tahitian) was approximately ten centuries ago.
The genetic history of the Hawaiian language (and race or ethnic group) is demonstrated primarily through the application of (1) lexicostatistics, and (2) the comparative method (Lyovin 1997:1–12; Schütz 1994:322–338).
www.strenuous.org /encyclopedia/Hawaiian_language   (4774 words)

  
 South Marquesan language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
South Marquesan is the Marquesic, East Central Polynesian language spoken in the southern Marquesas Islands, as well as on Ua Huka in the northern Marquesas.
The three most noticeable differences between it and North Marquesan are its preference for /n/, /f/ and /ʔ/ (glottal stop) in some cases where North Marquesan uses /k/, /h/ and /k/.
Ua Huka, spoken on that island, and closely related to those of eastern Hiva Oa This Austronesian languages-related article is a stub.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/South_Marquesan_language   (174 words)

  
 Informat.io on Hawaiian Language
It originated as the Marquesan or Tahitian of the era 1000 A.D., when the Polynesian speakers of that language made the first Polynesian discovery of Hawaii and colonized the archipelago, establishing permanent settlements.
Details on the language's orthography (writing system) and phonology (system of language sounds and processes that affect them) are given in dedicated sections of this article.
It is closely related to other Polynesian languages (e.g., Marquesan, Tahitian, Maori, Rapa Nui (the language of Easter Island), Samoan), distantly related to Fijian, and more distantly to Malay, Indonesian, Malagasy, and the indigenous languages of the Philippines (e.g., Tagalog, Ilokano, Visayan) and Taiwan (e.g., Paiwan, Rukai, Thao, Babuza, Saaroa, Yami).
www.informat.io /?title=Hawaiian_Language   (4900 words)

  
 Polynesian languages - Avoo - Ask Us A Question - The Polynesian languages are a language family spoken in the region ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Polynesian languages are a language family spoken in the region known as Polynesia.
By the time that linguists made their way to the Pacific, at least for the major languages, the Bible was already printed according to the orthographic system developed by the missionaries, and the people had learned to read and write without marking vowel length or the glottal stop.
The glottal stop (not present in all Polynesian languages, but where present it is one of the most common consonants) is indicated by an apostrophe.
www.bayportnyus.com /info/Polynesian_languages   (1156 words)

  
 hawaiian_language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Hawaiian language is so named from the name of the largest island, Hawaii (Hawaii in Hawaiian language), in the tropical North Pacific archipelago where it developed, originally from a Polynesian language of the South Pacific, most likely Marquesan or Tahitian.
It is closely related to other Polynesian languages (e.g., Marquesan, Tahitian, Maori, Rapa Nui (the language of Easter Island), Samoan), distantly related to Fijian, and more distantly to Malay, Indonesian, Malagasy, and the indigenous languages of the Philippines (e.g., Tagalog, Ilokano, Visayan) and Taiwan (e.g., Paiwan, Rukai, Thao, Babuza, Saaroa, Yami).
The increase in human travel to and from Hawaii during the 19th century was the means by which a number of diseases arrived, and potentially fatal ones, such as smallpox, influenza, and leprosy, killed large numbers of native speakers of Hawaiian.
www.sexytones4phone.com /wiki/?title=Hawaiian_language   (4439 words)

  
 Acidophilus notes | 02:24   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
An Eastern Polynesian language, it is closely related to Tahitian and Cook Islands Māori; slightly less closely to Hawaiian and Marquesan; and more distantly to the languages of Western Polynesia, including Samoan, Niuean and Tongan.
While all these Eastern Polynesian languages are very closely related, they are not just dialects of a single language, but languages in their own right: they have been diverging for many centuries, and mutual intelligibility is limited.
The Māori language effectively ceased to be a living community language in the post-World War II years when there was a period of rapid urbanisation of the Māori population.
www.acidophiluseffects.com /notes/?title=Maori_language   (2674 words)

  
 Marquesas Islands
Atuona Bay (French Baie d'Atuona or Baie Tahauku) is a small inlet on the north shore of Ta‘a ‘Oa (the Bay of Traitors), on the southern coast of Hiva ‘Oa.
(Marquesan culture) Famous French painter Paul Gauguin and Belgian singer Jacques Brel spent the last years of their lives in the Marquesas, and are buried there.
The reserves were declared by the government of French Polynesia in 1992, as a first step toward preserving the native flora and fauna of some of the smaller islands of the group.
www.shortopedia.com /M/A/Marquesas_Islands   (1013 words)

  
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The official languages of French Polynesia are French and Tahitian.
These languages, together with Tahitian, are East Polynesian languages and members of the vast Austronesian language family.
Because of the way the Tahitian language is pronounced, it is generally easier for Americans to pronounce Tahitian words than it is for them to pronounce words in French.
www.visit-tahiti.com /language.html   (758 words)

  
 Aranui 3
Built on the foundations of the oldest Christian church in the Marquesas, it is constructed of beach boulders and decorated with local woods.
The Catholic service is conducted entirely in the Marquesan language accompanied by native guitars and singers.
Interestingly, the Marquesan language is quite distinct from Tahitian and very closely related to ancient Hawaiian.
www.romartraveler.com /RomarPages/Aranui.html   (2780 words)

  
 South Street Seaport Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
During the latter part of the eighteenth century, the enthusiasm for tattooing spread rapidly among sailors, and it is mentioned in ships' journals and logs dating from this period.
He reported that one of the leading Marquesan tattoo masters, who had become fascinated with the whiteness of his skin, insisted on tattooing his face.
In White jacket, an account of his experiences aboard a U.S. Navy frigate in the 1840s, Melville reported that some of his shipmates excelled in tattooing, or pricking, as it is called in a man-of-war.
www.southstseaport.org /magazine/articles/1995-02.shtm   (3204 words)

  
 Polynesian Settlement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The argument for a Hivan homeland is based in part on linguistic and biological evidence: "Indeed, the close relationship between the Hawaiian and Marquesan languages as well as between the physical populations constitutes strong and mutually corroborative evidence that the early Hawaiians came from the Marquesas" (Kirch 64).
The Marquesan language has been grouped under the category Proto Central Eastern Polynesian, along with Hawaiian, Tahitian, Tuamotuan, Rarotongan, and Maori.
Kenneth Emory has noted that some words in the Hawaiian language (such as the names of some days in the lunar month) are shared uniquely with the Tahitian la nguage (Kirch 66), suggesting settlers to Hawai'i came from Tahiti as well as the Marquesas.
www.exploring.nu /Polynesia-Settlement.htm   (2736 words)

  
 Search OLAC Archives - South   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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Kwara'ae - Austronesian language of northwest Malaita Island, the South Solomons.
description: The indigenous languages spoken in the Marquesan archipelago of French Polynesia belong to the Eastern Oceanic branch of the Austronesian language family.
www.language-archives.org /tools/search/?query=South   (1088 words)

  
 North Marquesan language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The three most noticeable differences between it and South Marquesan are its preference for /k/ in some cases where South Marquesan uses /n/ and /ʔ/ (glottal stop) and its complete replacement of the /f/ of South Marquesan with /h/.
While some Polynesian languages maintained the velar nasal /ŋ/, many have lost the distinction between the nasals /ŋ/ and /n/, merging both into /n/.
Whatever that cluster or stop might have been, it is realized in every modern Polynesian language as /t/ with the exception of North Marquesan, which uses /k/.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/North_Marquesan_language   (340 words)

  
 South Marquesan facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The internal dialects of South Marquesan are all inherently intelligible.
CROOK, W.P. An essay toward a dictionary of the Lesser-Australian language, according to the dialect used at the Marquesas (manuscript).
CROOK, W.P. An essay toward a dictionary of the Lesser-Australian language, according to the dialect used at the Marquesas (in: Sheahan, G.M. Marquesan source material).
www.ling.su.se /pollinet/facts/smq.html   (207 words)

  
 Geographic Diversity in the South Pacific
Their first objective was to ensure that the Marquesan language was taught in the elementary grades.
In 1999, when Kiribati and Nauru were being sponsored for membership in the United Nations, the representative of the Peoples Republic of China abstained from voting to admit Nauru because it had made an unwise decision when it decided to trade with the Republic of China.
The Nauruans, members of a phosphorous-rich, disappearing dot twenty-miles south of the equator, were the subject of a petty protest by the world's most populous nation that just had to make a point.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/current_events_pacific_islands/109259/3   (465 words)

  
 American Journalism Review
Nevertheless, the Marquesans produced three issues of Toake Oa, with stories and photos covering the local outrigger canoeing team and a native dance festival, as well as spirited editorials protesting nuclear testing in the region.
Finding a voice in print may be a crucial step for the Marquesans if they are to preserve their culture and language.
Eventually the pioneer group of Marquesan journalists settled on writing part of Toake Oa in Marquesan and part in French.
www.ajr.org /Article.asp?id=2288   (694 words)

  
 Search OLAC Archives - South-West   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A Nyoongar wordlist from the South West of Western Australia.
description: The Teop language is an Oceanic language of the Nehan-North Bougainville network of the North-West Solomonic Group of the Meso-Melanesian Cluster (Ross 1988).
The context was a classroom in a small rural tuberculosis center, run by a physician with...
www.language-archives.org /tools/search/?query=South-West   (1369 words)

  
 Samoan language resources
Language (Grammar and Dictionary of the Samoan Language, with English and Samoan vocabulary) [ edit ] Miscellaneous topics American Samoa Communications in Samoa Foreign relations of Samoa List of cities in...
...language S Samoan language Samoic languages Schouten languages South Marquesan language Sundanese language Surigaonon language T Taba language Tagalog language Tahitian language Tahitic languages Tanapag language...
The Samoan or Samoan language is the traditional language of Samoa and American Samoa and is an official language in both political bodies.
www.mongabay.com /indigenous_ethnicities/languages/languages/Samoan.html   (1061 words)

  
 The Hawaiian language Page - with info on - hawaian alphabet
Hawaiian, along with hawaiin language English, is an official language of the State of Hawaii.
From about 1949 to the present, there has been a gradual increase in attention to, and hawaiin translation promotion of, the language.
Hawaiian Holdings, Inc., parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., today announced that it has signed a letter of intent to purchase three of the seven Boeing 767-300ER aircraft it currently leases from an affiliate of AWAS Aviation Services, Inc. and has amended the lease agreements for the remaining four aircraft leased from AWAS.
www.taxglosses.com /Grati-to-Hawai/Hawaiian_language.html   (4943 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Voices of the South Seas: Chants from the Marquesas Islands: Music: Various Artists - International - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Marquesan chants on this CD are my first encounter with the wonderful sounds of the language and music of this South Pacific island culture.
If you are looking for modern French Polynesian music, this is not the CD for you, but if you want to experience a simple Marquesan parish choir whose members sing with all their hearts and with spontaneity, you will cherish the simple beauty of these hymns.
This is not a CD intended to bring in the tourist trade, but simply to share the joy of Sunday, the Marquesan feast day.
www.amazon.com /Voices-South-Seas-Marquesas-Islands/dp/B00001ZSYV   (722 words)

  
 Around the World with Roz
We encountered numerous Marquesans eager to entertain us with their welcome and war dances and traditional song and dress.
Ornately beautiful religious wood carvings representing scenes from the bible decorated interior walls of the church, and the pulpit consisted of a huge carved eagle in flight.
Most unexpectedly, we were treated to an incredibly beautiful concert of hymns familiar to many of us—all translated into the Marquesan language.
www.etstudio.net /southseasfive.html   (1076 words)

  
 The Settlement of Polynesia, Part 1
Elbert concludes that the linguistic evidence supports the hypothesis that the Hawaiian language derives from Marquesan (511).
The voyages of the Polynesian Voyaging Society's Hokule'a and computer-simulated voyages have shown that Polynesians could have sailed in traditional canoes all the north-south and east-west routes among their islands.
Kenneth Emory has noted that some words in the Hawaiian language (such as the names of some days in the lunar month) are shared uniquely with the Tahitian language (Kirch 66), suggesting settlers to Hawai'i came from Tahiti as well as the Marquesas.
pvs.kcc.hawaii.edu /migrationspart1.html   (2727 words)

  
 Ethnologue 14 report for language code:QMS
The following is the entry for this language as it appeared in the 14th edition (2000).
It has been superseded by the corresponding entry in the 15th edition (2005).
Wurm and Hattori (1981) list North Marquesan as a separate language.
www.ethnologue.com /show_language.asp?code=QMS   (77 words)

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