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  Tahitian language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tahitian, a Tahitic language, is one of the two official languages of French Polynesia (along with French).
Tahitian is primarily spoken in the Îles de la Société (Society Islands), which includes, notably, the island of Tahiti (which is where the capital of French Polynesia, Pape’ete, is situated).
In its morphology Tahitian relies on the use of "helper words" (such as prepositions, articles, and particles) to encode grammatical relationships, rather than on inflection, as would be typical of European languages.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tahitian_language   (1034 words)

 Tahitian Translation Services - Translators English/Tahitian
Tahitian is the officially recognized language of the islands of French Polynesia and is spoken throughout Oceania.
Tahitian is a language of Eastern Malayo-Polynesian origin that has much in common with the Rarotongan and Hawaiian languages.
The Tahitian language itself consists of only several hundred words, but the complexity and flexibility of the syntax do make it possible to compose complex and nuance-filled sentences.
www.greentranslations.com /tahitian-translation.html   (271 words)

 Tahitian language and phrases
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.
Tahitian's closest relatives include Hawaiian, Maori, Marquesan and Tuamotuan; other Polynesian languages such as Samoan and Tongan are also quite closely related.
www.tahiti-explorer.com /language.html   (514 words)

 Tahitian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Although the official language of French Polynesia is French, the "unofficial" language, Tahitian, is spoken as much, if not more.
It is not uncommon to hear locals speaking a combination of Tahitian and French.
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.flw.com /languages/tahitian.htm   (113 words)

 Tahitian language, alphabet and pronunciation
Tahitian is a Polynesian language spoken in French Polynesia by about 125,000 people.
Until the early 19th century Tahitian was a purely oral language.
A Tahitian spelling system using the Latin alphabet was developed by John Davis, a Welsh historian and linguist, and proposed on 8th March 1805.
www.omniglot.com /writing/tahitian.htm   (257 words)

In Tahitian, each letter has a certain sound and that sound remains the same, no matter what the combination of letters.
Before the arrival of the missionaries in the 1700's, the Tahitian language had never been written.
The tahitian word for forbidden is now tabu, but 200 years ago, it was tapu.
www.polynesianislands.com /fp/tahitian.html   (448 words)

 For the International Journal of Language and Documentation, Issue 10
What we all refer to as the Spanish language is spoken in over a dozen countries in both hemispheres.
On the other end of the spectrum are languages that must be specifically localized in terms of grammar and vocabulary per locale.
An underestimation of the number of varieties contained within the language name "Creole" was disastrous for a translation/localization job that suffered from the lack of specificity and effective communication throughout the supply chain of the translation vendors.
www.geocities.com /jeffallenpubs/allen-ijld10-localization.htm   (978 words)

 Mithridates » Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Palauan is a Malayo-Polynesian language spoken in, unsurprisingly, Palau, which is also the home of the latest incarnation of Survivor, a show I tend not to watch.
Any language, with a date, was the Diamond Sutra, block printed in 868 A.D. It was discovered in 1907 by Sir Aurel Stein in the same complex in which he discovered the first Tocharian scrolls.
Language Hat left a comment to this post of Irish links asking why he couldn’t see the fada’s (accute accent marks) on the letters on some pages; in Firefox, they are replaced with question marks in fl diamonds (in IE, I think, they are replaced by various symbols, including Chinese characters).
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 Tahitian Translation Service - English to Tahitian Translation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
You probably don't speak Tahitian yourself, so there are a few questions you'll need to consider when choosing a translation company.
Language is a living thing it develops and changes constantly.
Professional translators whose native language is English and speak fluent Tahitian perform our Tahitian to English translation.
www.appliedlanguage.com /languages/tahitian_translation.shtml   (506 words)

 Tahitian Heä-thoáng xöû duïng trong maùy ñieän-toaùn, Tahitian KieÃ¥u cuûa maãu ...
Tahitian is the indigenous language of Tahiti, one of the Society Islands located in the South Pacific Ocean.
This is how the ancient Tahitians counted the "days" from one daybreak to the next.
They counted the nights instead, which were easy to distinguish from each other, the moon never being the same shape or in the same place two nights in a row.
www.worldlanguage.com /Vietnamese/Languages/Tahitian.htm   (232 words)

 The Tahiti Traveler - a few words in Maohi language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The most widely spoken language remains reo tahiti because of the strong Society islands demography (86% of the population).
It is used as a communication language throughout French Polynesia.
Consequently, from an official point of view, the Tahitian language can be considered only as a regional dialect.
www.thetahititraveler.com /general/soclang.asp   (457 words)

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The links we provide are to free resources; however, if you do need to purchase language learning software, tapes or books then you can visit this link.
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 Noni Hoa Complete Nutrition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
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 Te Reo Tahiti   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The language program covering the French Pacific at the University of Hawaii at Manoa concentrates on Tahitian, but aims to impart an appreciation for the variety of Polynesian tongues in the territory with courses of limited scope on Marquesan and Tuamotuan.
There are two instructors who share the teaching tasks, one is the linguist-in-charge who focuses on matters of grammatical structure and lexical growth, and the other is a native speaker who has grown up in the culture.
Included here are lists of non-language studies texts and of those devoted to language studies which are useful to both students and persons interested in Tahiti.
www.hawaii.edu /oceanic/tahiti   (466 words)

 University of Hawaii at Manoa Catalog
TAHT 203 Second Year Tahitian (3) Intermediate core skills of listening, speaking and knowledge of grammar for spoken Tahitian in a condensed format.
TAHT 204 Second Year Tahitian (3) Intermediate core skills of listening, speaking and knowledge of grammar for spoken Tahitian in a condensed format.
The language in the realms of storytelling, radio, folklore, traditional and modern writing.
www.catalog.hawaii.edu /courses/departments/taht.htm   (296 words)

 Introduction to Tahitian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
I love languages and love to find out how they work, and how they express the world around us, and Tahitian seemed to talk about the world in a way that was new to me.
Now, I have never actually been to Tahiti (though I have spent some time in Micronesia where I was able to meet some Tahitians and speak a few words to them) nor am I a native speaker of Tahitian, so if you are going to go through the lessons, you should be aware of this.
Tahitian Academy - Te Fare Vana'a, an organisation dedicated to preserving and enriching the Tahitian Language.
www.biroz.net /otherpages/tahiti/intro.htm   (1317 words)

 Tahiti Wedding — Tahitian Weddings & Polynesian Weddings
The women of the village then prepare her for the Tahitian wedding ceremony by massaging her with Tahitian Monoi oils and dress her in authentic Tahitian clothing.
The Tahiti wedding ceremony is conducted in the Tahitian Language and there is an interpreter on hand to provide translation to guests.
During the Tahitian wedding ceremony, the women of the village sing beautiful melodic tunes for the audience.
www.flytahiti.com /weddings.asp   (508 words)

 tahitian drug information, tahitian side effects
Tahitian is primarily spoken in the Îles de la Société (Society Islands), which includes, notably, the island...
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TAHITIAN NONI® Home products are the secrets to healthy living used by the old Tahitians and now available to you.
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 ENGLISH-TAHITIAN, TAHITIAN-ENGLISH DICTIONARY: Fa'atoro Parau, Marite/Peretane-Tahiti, Tahiti-Marite/Peretane Pacific ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
In the interim he managed to learn Tahitian, mainly from Tahitian friends who were living in California (where Wahlroos was, and continues to be, a clinical psychologist).
For example, in Edmund Andrews and Irène Andrews' 1944 English-Tahitian dictionary (A Comparative Dictionary of the Tahitian Language [Chicago: Academy of Sciences]), under the entry for "grow," the authors simply provide a list of words: tupu, fa'atupu, ha'atupu, mati'a, ha'amati'a and mahn.
For serious scholars of translation between English and Tahitian, e mea faufa'a ma teie putafa 'atoro-parau (this book is most valuable).
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3680/is_200404/ai_n9384152   (405 words)

 KryssTal : Borrowed Words in English: Tahitian
Malayo-Polynesian language spoken on the Pacific island of
A short history of the world's most widespread language from its Anglo Saxon origins via Norman and Latin influences to Modern English.
A family consisting of over 1000 languages spread throughout the Indian and Pacific Oceans as well South East Asia.
www.krysstal.com /borrow_tahitian.html   (65 words)

 Tahitian Possessives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
As we've seen before, there are four types of possessives in Tahitian, and in this lesson we'll be looking at each type in turn, what they mean, and how they are used.
One of the central conceptual differences between Tahitian (as a Polynesian language) and English (as a European language) will also be introduced here.
This is a central concept of Tahitian and all Polynesian languages.
www.biroz.net /otherpages/tahiti/eight.htm   (1803 words)

 Tahitian Software CDs - Language Resource Online
Some of the courses use Tahitian speech recognition technology to compare your pronunciation of Tahitian words to pre-recorded native Tahitian speakers.
If you have limited time to learn Tahitian, audio courses are a versatile method of learning Tahitian while you drive or when you have the time, but not access to a computer.
Even if you have some Tahitian language skills already, having a phrasebook handy can help you with some quick Tahitian translation for ordering food, arranging transportation and getting directions.
www.languageresourceonline.com /languages/learn-tahitian.html   (355 words)

 Language Translation Services
Tahitian translation team is built from professional linguists, who use their mother tongue exclusively as a target language.
Our Tahitian translators NEVER work into their second language.
        They have deep understanding of the subject area and are highly cultured in Tahitian language and English with respect of spelling, grammar, and idiomatic expressiveness.
www.academyoftranslation.com /Languages/Language-Page-Tahitian.asp   (172 words)

 Tahitian facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
There is limited use of Tahitian in newspapers.
Tahitian is sometimes used in radio broadcasts, and TV news is broadcasted in Tahitian for a few minutes every day.
Conversational Tahitian: An introduction to the Tahitian language of French Polynesia.
www.ling.su.se /pollinet/facts/tah.html   (286 words)

 Arrival Guide - Tahiti and Her Islands - Downunder and the South Pacific - Goway Travel Experiences
Those things that look like mailboxes outside the homes of Tahitian residents are not for mail, but for French bread delivery.
The official language of French Polynesia is French but many locals still speak traditional Tahitian language together.
The Tahitian language includes few hundred words but the complexity of the syntax makes it possible to build elaborate sentences.
www.goway.com /downunder/tahiti/tahiti_arrival.html   (684 words)

 Tahitian language - French Polynesia Forums, Tahiti Forum, Tahiti Board, Bora Bora Forum, Moorea Forum, Vacation ...
I would like to have a charm made for her with a Tahitian phrase engraved on it.
Tahitian for "I love you" is " Ua here vau ia oe".
The language is very melodic, but it may have to be a good sized charm to fit your sentiment.
www.tahiti-explorer.com /ubb/Forum9/HTML/000722.html   (321 words)

 Mother of Pearl. "Gold" of the Fenua - Air Tahiti Magazine on-board magazine of the airplane company   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
In 1963 all the grafted oysters from Hikueru were collected and the pearls taken from them were presented to various Japanese experts in Tokyo in March 1964.
From that decade on, the Tahitian pearl would be the object of study by the great names of Japanese pearl production and jewelry.
The tochus has become in short order a useful shell, much appreciated in certain traditional Tahitian dishes, in which raw or cooked, it can replace to advantage the Ma Oa (turbo setosus) and the U?a?o (Siphonium Maximus), whose numbers are fast reducing on Polynesian reefs.
www.airtahitimagazine.com /us_version/tahiti_mag.asp?num=46&art=2   (4383 words)

 Ethnologue 14 report for language code:THT
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).
Agriculturalists: taro, yam, sweet potato, corn, eggplant, tomato, melon, lettuce, coconut, breadfruit, Tahitian chestnut, mango, banana, coffee; fishermen; livestock (pigs, cattle).
www.ethnologue.com /show_language.asp?code=THT   (117 words)

 Tahitian Wedding | The traditional polynesian wedding to the Tiki Village Théâtre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The ceremony will be conducted in the Tahitian language and an interpreter will be on hand to translate the ancient incantations for you.
Then after having received the High Priest’s blessing and having received Tahitian names for both themselves and their future children, the couple, sumptuously covered in perfumed flower leis and garlands proceed to the Royal Chair which is carried by four noble warriors.
The newlyweds then board a richly appointed Royal Floating ‘Fare’ from where they may contemplate the enchanting play of sunlight on the clear blue waters of the lagoon, marveling at the passing array of vividly colored fish, while drinking a toast to their new love.
www.tahitianwedding.com /en   (562 words)

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