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Title: Quelques mots de la langue de puynipet
Subtitle: (Ile de l´Ascension) dans l´archipel des carolines
Written By: P.A.C. Prêtre Mariste
URL: http://www.lincom-shop.eu
Series Title: LINCOM facsimile collection 11

Recuellis par les Prêtres des Missions Étrangères de Milan et mis en ordre par
le P.A.C.

On a conservé le texte des Missionaires avec l'orthographe du manuscrit
original. La pronunciation n'est pas indiquée sur la manuscrit; il est à
présumer qu'il faut donner aux lettres la valeur qu'elles ont pour les
italiens. On pourrait remplacer "tch" par "c" que l'on proncerait comme en
italien, "c" par "k", "dj" par "j"; "ll" a le son mouillé, à peu près "ii";
"sh" équivaut sans doute auc "ch" français, et "th" au "th" anglais. Le
manuscrit ne donnait aucune indication alphabetiqe, il est difficile de
connaîte la valeur de tous les signes employés (re-editon, originally
published 1881 in Milan, written in French).

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Pohnpeian
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783862901241
Pages: 48
Prices: Europe EURO 36.90