Contents[edit | edit source]
The central discussion point for the whole book should be User talk:Pfctdayelise/Uyghur.
+ interwiki, cats
Introduction to the Uyghur language. For an introduction to this book, per se, see the /About section.
- /Introduction/Linguistic: In China, But Not Chinese (a survey of its linguistic features, cf. English), dialects
- /Introduction/History: lang development, literature, maps
- /Introduction/Culture: The Uyghur people, Xinjiang
- /Introduction/Why: Why should you learn Uyghur? What is the motivation behind this wikitextbook?
- /Introduction/Resources: books, uni courses, websites (see below)
Emphasise the importance of making that quick association between the script and the sound. heaps of OGGs to listen to (not so many later). should master this section completely before going on to the next (remember how long you spent just learning the alphabet? gotta crawl before you can walk), but it should also serve as a "drop-in refresher" for later
- /Basics/Sounds: the basic sounds of Uyghur, IPA (OGGs), how to produce them
- /Basics/Scripts: Internet, fonts, Unicode? map between IPA, latin, arabic, (cyrillic?)
- /Basics/Practice: nonsense phrases, tongue twisters, reading things you don't understand just to practice the sounds, maybe numbers and place names
- /Basics/Phrases: Stock phrases
Each lesson should have, as a minimum:
Primarily annotated lists.
- huge number of affixes apparently. I suggest one per node/page. just spread everything out and make it all independent if possible, so people can dip in and out as they need.
All "meta" kind of information about this book in particular should go in this section.
Notes to self[edit | edit source]
- How To Build An Excellent Wikibook Teaching Any Language/Template index
- How To Build An Excellent Wikibook Teaching Any Language/Template lessons
- Positive review of a Uyghur restaurant in Sydney
- Radio Free Asia news story - 'Turkey-based Publisher Keeps Uyghur Letters Alive'
- Uyghur IPA chart!!
- Uyghur IPA with sound files and examples!!
- Few basic phrases
- RFA podcast links (in English)
- random phrases
- 5 short videos