Talk:Pitjantjatjara dialect

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Monolinguals[edit]

I see that Ethnologue claims that only about 20% of Pitjantjatjara speakers know English, the rest being monolingual. I'm afraid I can't believe that (based on my own experience)--I'll find some other references which discuss the issue. Dougg 08:13, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

The lnaguage itself[edit]

Phonology? Grammar? ANYTHING??67.170.176.203 04:24, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

Eventually, I hope, grammatical information particular to this dialect will be included here but I think it might be best to have a pointer to Western Desert Language for general phonology, grammar, etc. Dougg 09:35, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Article name[edit]

Would this article not be better at Pitjantjatjara language ?

Ethnologue gives these two citations, and there appear to be more from consulting Google scholar.

  • Eckert, Paul and Joyce Hudson. 1988. Wangka wiru: a handbook for the Pitjantjatjara language learner.
  • Payne, Doris. 1993. Review of: Categories, constituents and constituent order in Pitjantjatjara: an aboriginal language of Australia, by Heather J. Bowe.

Any objections? - Francis Tyers · 16:10, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

Latin script[edit]

The fact that a script system for this language has been developed, using latin letters, should be noted as such, giving additional information when and by whom this has been developed. --L.Willms 14:40, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

As far as I know all native Australian language use the Latin script, usually without Umlaut etc. This should be put in the relevant areas. Enlil Ninlil 05:03, 19 August 2007 (UTC)