Tanchangya/Contributor's Guide

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This page aims to help potential contributors better understand the principles behind the current work and give ideas for how best to add new material.

Structure to follow[edit]

This book has been restructured so many times but there is an effort under way to merge some of the duplicate material.

A syllabus and lesson plan was created for the so-called "Practical Lessons". This may be useful for future contributors, but never turned out any lessons.

User:Tongchangya sorted.

Lessons[edit]

There are many ways to organise a lesson, this is one:

  1. Dialogue (by posters, conversations, or whatever.)
  2. Discussion of Vocabulary in Dialogue
    • Discuss various uses of vocabulary if necessary (e.g., politeness)
    • Optional links to dialogues for previously learned vocabulary
  3. Grammar
    • Discuss grammar points, giving more examples if necessary.
    • Link to previous grammar points (maybe by categories)
  4. Optional Quick Review
  5. Optional link to Wikiversity for practice work.

Reading material[edit]

  1. Text (poster, conversation, literary text or anything fitting the level)
  2. Vocabulary
    • List new vocabulary.
    • Discuss various uses of vocabulary where appropriate (e.g., politeness)
  3. Grammar
    • Discuss grammar points, giving more examples if necessary.
    • Link to previous grammar points (maybe by categories)
  4. Optional Quick Review
  5. Optional link to Wikiversity for practice work.

Style guide[edit]

Romanisation[edit]

Learning the Tanchangya language will give the student useful insight into the Tanchangya heritage that the simple (and limited) romanisations cannot offer.


Conversations[edit]

For conversations with Tanchangya and English side by side, use {{Tanchangya conversation}}.

Patterns and examples[edit]

Sentence patterns and examples can be highlighted using the {{Tanchangya pattern}} and {{ Tanchangya example}} templates.

Related modules[edit]

Linking to related modules makes it easier for readers to refer to past lessons (e.g. to brush up on topics), vocabulary lists (e.g. when practicing new sentence patterns) or other useful content (such as the Verb conjugation table). The {{ Tanchangya related}} template can be used to consistently style these links.

Vocabulary pages[edit]

Please place vocabulary lists on subpages of Tanchangya/Vocabulary and use {{ Tanchangya vocabulary entry}} to structure them. The {{ Tanchangya related|vocabulary}} can be used to conveniently link to the list from lesson pages.

Stroke order[edit]

There is a project on the Wikimedia Commons to upload images and animations of the stroke order for characters. There are directions on how to contribute. It's easy with the use of some free programs. Please contribute so that we'll have a standardized reference for our Wikibook users.

See also[edit]