Sunday, May 05, 2019

Arrernte Language app

Update 14/12/2019:
There is now a *long* list of Arrernte words with their pronunciations at Eastern and Central Arrernte Learners’ List

Arrernte is an indigenous language of Central Australia (Alice Springs / Mparntwe). English speakers, such as myself, find the words hard to pronounce. With this app someone learning the language can sit with a fluent speaker and if they mispronounce the words the fluent speaker can record a better version.

It comes with 50 Arrernte words already recorded and stored in the cloud DB.

It wouldn't take very much work to convert this app to any other language where new speakers find the words hard to pronounce.

Here is the direct link to the Arrernte language app. This app was written by myself with the help of my friend Paul using MIT App Inventor.

This version is an *.aia file, which is the editable source code created by App Inventor. You can load it in App Inventor and convert it to an *.apk (the executable version) there for use on your Android phone.

My apps (both *.aia and *.apk versions) are stored on Google Drive, here, if you want to check them out. Probably you will have to send me a request asking for permission to access.

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