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Láadan Lessons

These lessons are offered to the the Láadan community. They are intended to provide a programmed set of lessons for learning Láadan--just like in Suzette Haden Elgin's second edition, but at a more moderate pace than was feasible in that edition. Any feedback would be welcome; please email Amberwind.

The Láadan text in lessons marked with “Láadan sentences in this lesson are available MP3 format.” is available in MP3 format for audio reinforcement.

—Amberwind Barnhart, 2010


Throughout these lessons, text in this type of box is excerpted, with permission, from A First Dictionary and Grammar of Láadan, second edition, by Suzette Haden Elgin.

...and text in this type of box is quoted from communications with Suzette Haden Elgin, the founding mother of Láadan.

Contents

Lesson 1: Pronunciation & Transliteration Láadan in this lesson available in MP3 format.

Lesson 2: Word Order Láadan sentences in this lesson available in MP3 format.

Lesson 3: Vocabulary Interlude 1 Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 4: Plural Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 5: Negative Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 6: Time Out 1 Láadan paragraphs in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 7: Yes/No Questions Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 8: "Wh" Questions Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 9: Vocabulary Interlude 2 Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 10: Object Case Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 11: Relativizer Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 12: Time Out 2 Láadan paragraphs in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 13: Auxiliaries Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 14: Identifier Case Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 15: Vocabulary Interlude 3 Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 16: Verb Complexes Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 17: Possessives Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 18: Time Out 3 Láadan paragraphs in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 19: Source Case Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 20: Goal Case Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 21: Vocabulary Interlude 4 Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 22: Path Case Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 23: Quantifiers & Numbers, Part 1 Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 24: Time Out 4 Láadan paragraphs in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 25: Instrument Case Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 26: Associate Case Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 27: Vocabulary Interlude 5 Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 28: Place Case Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 29: Time Case Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 30: Time Out 5 Láadan paragraphs in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 31: Manner Case Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 32: Beneficiary Case Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 33: Vocabulary Interlude 6 Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 34: Cause Case Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 35: Purpose Case Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 36: Time Out 6 Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 37: Focus Marker Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 38: Embedded Sentences Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 39: Vocabulary Interlude 7 Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 40: Embedded Questions Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 41: Embedded Relative Clauses Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 42: Time Out 7 Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 43: First Declension Nouns Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 44: Second Declension Nouns Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 45: Vocabulary Interlude 8 Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 46: Pejorative Affix & Inherently Negative Words Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 47: Advanced Pronouns Láadan sentences in this lesson are available in MP3 format.

Lesson 48: Time Out 8

Lesson 49: Comparisons, Part 1

Lesson 50: Comparisons, Part 2

Lesson 51: Vocabulary Interlude 9

Lesson 52: Identifier Case, Part 2

Lesson 53: Passive Voice

Lesson 54: Time Out 9

Lesson 55: Numbers, Part 2

Lesson 56: Comparisons, Part 3

Lesson 57: Vocabulary Interlude 10

Lesson 58: Repetition Words

Lesson 59: States of Consciousness

Lesson 60: Time Out 10

Dictionaries

Láadan-to-English Dictionary

English-to-Láadan Dictionary

Other Documents

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From a Distance, 2nd draft (pdf) | 3rd draft | 4th draft

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