08 June, 2010

Count to ten… in Kurdi

Yak, du, se, chuar, bench, shash, havt, hesht, ho, da...

There are, according to everyone i have asked thus far, no resources available to learn Kurdish as a second language - and it's complicated: two major dialects with broad differences (as in, they're written using different alphabets; is this unique among world languages?) and words have genders. The KRG has a primer page with basic phrases here. It's worth poking around the KRG website a bit - available in English, Sorani and Kurmanji, and Arabic.