Zodi (our Amharic instructor) is the author of the book she uses for her tutoring sessions and it is now available online! If you're interested in learning some Amharic vocabulary here's how you can purchase her book: Go to http://www.authorhouse.com and click on the Bookstore link.
Then type "Amharic script" into the search and it should lead you to her Amharic book, "Amharic Ethiopian Script: Lakech One". (Or try clicking HERE but not sure if the direct link will work for everyone)Also, my mother in law sent us a fabulous new CD of Ethiopian kids songs that comes with a book that provides a basic pronunciation and translation guide. We can sing along with two of the songs already (both counting songs, hooray our number pronunciation is OK!) and will hopefully learn a few more over the weekend. It's called "The Life of Childhood Amharic Kids Songs" and is exclusively distributed by Abshiro Kids. FUN!