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140527 PS Introduction to the Manchu language (2019S)

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max. 36 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 20.05. 09:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Monday 20.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Tuesday 21.05. 09:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Tuesday 21.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Wednesday 22.05. 09:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Wednesday 22.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Thursday 23.05. 09:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Thursday 23.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Friday 24.05. 09:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Friday 24.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course is designed as a practical introduction into reading Manchu texts. The students will receive general information about the language, will learn to read the Manchu script, and the basic grammar will be explained. Afterwards several samples of Manchu texts will be read, translated and commented. In the end students should understand the structure of Manchu sentences and be able to read a simple text using dictionary.
Tentative schedule:
Lessons 1-3: General information – classification, socio-linguistic and cultural background, history and present situation of Manchu. Manchu writing system (1st part). General grammar structure, nominal inflection. Nominal sentences.
Lessons 4.-6: Manchu writing system (2nd part). Verbal inflection. Sentence structure, basic sentence types.
Lessons 7.-15. Reading sample texts:
• a short modern Sibe text (folktale from Sibe uksura-i irgen siden jube “Sibe folktales”)
• a Standard Manchu text (from the Annals of the Dzungar wars, in Roth-Li: Manchu – textbook for reading documents)
• a standardized Old Manchu text (How Nurhaci invented the Manchu script, ibid)
• a non-standard Manchu text (from Nišan saman-i bithe “The Tale of the Nishan shamaness”)

Assessment and permitted materials

• Translation of basic sentences into Manchu
• Translation of a simple Manchu text into English (with a dictionary)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Basic literature:
• Roth-Li, G., Manchu – a textbook for reading documents. Honolulu 2000.
• Haenish, E., Mandschu Grammatik mit Lesestücken. Leipzig 1961.
• Tulisow, .J., Język mandżurski, Warsaw 2000.
• Norman, J., A Concise Manchu – English Lexicon. Seattle 1978.
• Norman, J.A., A Comprehensive Manchu – English Dictionary. Harvard 2013.

Association in the course directory

BA14

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