Miskitu Aisas!

Miskito Language Course

Lesson 1 Table of Contents
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Getting started


Miskitu aisas!
Welcome to Miskitu Aisas! · The Miskito people and their language · How to use the course · Where to next? 100% developed

Pronunciation and spelling
Vowels · Consonants · Semivowels and diphthongs · Accent and aspiration · Reading practice 100% developed



Lesson 1: Nini Mary sa (My name is Mary)
is · this and that · the · a 100% developed

Lesson 2: Buk ba tibil ra sa (The book is on the table)
In, on and at · Plural nouns · We, they, these and those · Isn't/aren't 100% developed

Lesson 3: Tawan ra sap kum bara sa ki? (Is there a shop in the village?)
There is/are · Questions · Who, what and where · Your 100% developed

Lesson 4: Yaptiki ba Miskitu aisisa (My mother speaks Miskito)
The -isa form · The -ras form 100% developed

Lesson 5: Naha wina Bilwi ra (From here to Bilwi)
To and from · Here and there · Direct objects · A note on infinitives 100% developed

Lesson 6: Nahwala, yauhka (Yesterday, tomorrow)
With · The future tense · The past tense 100% developed

Lesson 7: Inglis aisisma ki? (Do you speak English?)
I am · You are · Some personal pronouns · The present tense · The future tense 100% developed

Lesson 8: Anira auma ki? (Where are you going?)
Go, come, know, and want · The negative · Past forms 100% developed

Lesson 9: Wan skulka (Our school)
The -ka ligature after demonstratives · Rules for adding -ka · Other uses of ligature · The genitive construction 100% developed

Lesson 10: Miskitu aisi banghwisna (We speak Miskito)
Plural personal pronouns · Banghwaia · A-verbs and i-verbs · The -a or -ya ligature
READING: Miskitu yumhpa
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The project


Authors and contributors
Major authors · Further contributors 100% developed

Project history
Announcing the project · New page log · Latest news 50% developed

Current development
Setting up · "To do" list · Help needed! 25% developed

Aims and objectives
Long-range goals / Objectives for this course 100% developed

Basic resources · Structural syllabus · Target lexicon · Lesson design · Choosing model sentences · Explaining grammar · Composing mini-exercises · Vocabulary control · Review exercises · Layout procedures 75% developed

Authors' workbench


Proposed syllabus
Lesson-by-lesson list of planned structural content 100% developed

Planned lexicon
A provisional word list 100% developed

Lesson structure
How to start writing a lesson · Overall structure of a lesson · A note on layout · The model component · The exercise component · The commentary component · Vocabulary and review 100% developed

Layout guide
Point layout · The model component · The exercise component · The commentary component · The vocabulary component · The review component 100% developed

Using the templates
Template basics · Template index 100% developed

How to...
start a new page · write a point · write a vocabulary/review section 50% developed

Page log
Newly created pages are logged here 50% developed

Project note book
Bits, pieces and snippets possibly of use later 50% developed

More lessons


Lesson 11: ? (?)
(Coming soon!) 0% developed

Reference section


Miskito-English vocabulary
Covers the lessons so far written. 100% developed

English-Miskito vocabulary
Covers lessons 1 to 10 50% developed

Abbreviations used
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Subject index
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Appendix: Ligatures and possessive forms
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Appendix: Verb tables
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More about Miskito


Miskito links and bibliography
Miskito links · Bibliography 50% developed

Discussion page
Your feedback please! 25% developed