Learning Lezgi – how do we proceed

A couple words about what are my plans for the immediate future of this blog.

1. How to read Lezgi. This introducton to Lezgi Cyrillic will be continued in small, easily palatable, chunks, each introducing only a couple of letters (first those which are similar to Latin ones, then more uniquely shaped, then digraphs and trigraphs – plenty of them). I’ll try to smuggle in some info about grammar and choose as useful example words as possible – but some randomness of the vocabulary is inevitable. Lezgi sound system is quite rich and it’ll take us some time before we will be able to form meaningful sentences.

2. Lezgi lessons. After we’re done with reading, we’ll start to actually learn the language and not only its script. The lessons will start from scratch and all the info introduced during the script phase will be repeated to keep the material organised. I’ll try to maintain a light tone and to make it as entertaining as possible.

3. Feedback. It’s much needed. For one thing, it’s always good to know what works and what doesn’t, what is explained well and what demands further clarifications. So I welcome any opinions. What’s even more important is that whoever reads this must be aware that I don’t really know Lezgi. I know a bit or two about it, and I can read it fairly ok, but there’s still a lot of unsolved mysteries out there. So, what’s particularly important is feedback from those who speak Lezgi well. I will try to spread the word about this blog among my Lezgi friends, and if you have the opportunity, please do so as well.

4. Regular updates. Don’t expect them. I’ll try to make this blog alive, but can’t promised any regular activity.

That would be it for now. Next time – those Cyrillic letters which look like Latin ones but don’t sound like them.

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2 Responses to “Learning Lezgi – how do we proceed”

  1. X Says:

    Можно ли к урокам сделать аудио? Спасибо

    • learninglezgi Says:

      Я хотел бы, но нуждаюсь в помощи носителей лезгинского. Мое произношение образцовым не является (я ведь не Лезгин). Спасибо за коммент.

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