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博客 Monica: A Manchu Learner『滿語學習者』

Monica Chang Kin-ian 曾健欣 has been active in sharing her personal experience in learning, teaching, and promoting Manchu language on different media platforms long before she joined the LEK & Co Research Group.




Check out her previous posts as an independent scholar and blogger "A Manchu Leaner" in her Manchu Corner 滿語角落, and explore her personal collection of Manchu-language materials.


Saturday, August 20, 2016

"It's been some time not updating this blog. I've been thinking over whether it's meaningful to keep updating this blog or not, since a blog like this is not very popular among common readers and it takes a lot of time and effort to write a post. That's why when I've got other things to do, I just put this blog aside. The reason why I've decided to write again is a comment of appreciation from a reader. Although there is only one single comment, I felt very motivated knowing that my posts are helping someone through the learning of Manchu, knowing that my efforts go to somewhere, not nowhere. I want to try my best to protect this dying language.


有一段時間沒有更新此博客了,也一直掙扎到底該不該繼續更新,畢竟這樣學術味重的帖子不容易寫,很費心力和時間,看的人也不多,一直思索這樣的文章到底有甚麼意義,所以一旦有其他事情要忙的時候,很容易就打消了堅持的念頭。會重新再寫的原因是看到讀者表示感謝的留言,就那麼一個,但也感到很振奮,明白自己的努力不是花費的,縱然讀者只有那麼一個,我都想繼續,希望可以盡自己能力保護這個瀕危的語言。"


Monica's teaching series "How to Read Manchu? 如何讀懂滿文?":


如何讀懂滿文?第一講︰介紹文 How to Read Manchu? First Lesson: An Introduction如何讀懂滿文?第二講︰母音“a” How to Read Manchu? Second Lesson: Vowel "a"

如何讀懂滿文?第三講:母音"e" How to Read Manchu? Third Lesson: Vowel "e"

如何讀懂滿文?第四講︰母音"i" How to Read Manchu? Forth Lesson: Vowel "i"

如何讀懂滿文?第五講︰母音"o" How to Read Manchu? Fifth Lesson: Vowel "o"

如何讀懂滿文?第六講:母音"u" How to Read Manchu? Sixth Lesson: Vowel "u"

如何讀懂滿文?第七講︰母音「ü」How to read Manchu? Seventh Lesson: Vowel "ü"



Link to Monica's blogger: http://amanchulearner.blogspot.com/







Check out more about Monica's work:

Heritage in Translation: “A Dagur Story” as Historical Fiction and Sample Text for Learning Manchu – Part Two, in SAKSAHA, Volume 14, 2016, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3998/saksaha.13401746.0014.003.