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This lesson has also been translated into German.
Lektion 1 -
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So this is Lesson 1: Basics
After getting your
First, read the Mando’a Quick Grammar Guide to understand the basic foundation of this language.
Now then, let’s start –
Speaking the Language –
Most of the pronunciation is covered in the Mando’a Quick Grammar Guide.
What I add here is simply what I consider more accurate based on actual Mando’a dictionary pronunciations.
- E – sometimes pronounced “eh” in the middle of a word
O – sometimes “aw”
C – usually pronounced “s”, but is pronounced “k” when before “a”, “o”, or “u”
Sentence Structure -
First, look at these sentences,
- “Nobody cares who your father was, only the father you’ll be.”
“Gar taldin ni jaonyc; gar sa buir, ori wadaas’la.”
The word-for-word translation is, “Your bloodline not important; you as father, very valuable.”
“Mando’ad draar digu.”
“A Mandalorian never forgets.”
While not strictly defined, Mando’a sentence structure appears to generally be setup very similar to Basic. At the same time, the most important part of written or spoken Mando’a is clarity, so your word order should convey meaning to the reader or listener, even if it doesn’t fit this structure.
Hopefully more soon.
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