February 1, 2008

Amharic Book & Ethiopian Kids Songs

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!


Stacie said...

How fun! I might have to get that cd for Micah - he is a music freak!

Amanda and Andrew said...

Thank you for those links! :)
I ordered one of each. We have a CD of African lullabies and children's songs. Only one of the songs is from Ethiopia though. I realize I'm biased, but I think it's by far the most "catchy", up-beat of all the songs!

Courtney Rose said...

Thanks for sharing all of your resources.... you're awesome about that. I wish, I wish, I WISH there was someone around here that could tutor us in/with Amharic. I do so much better in person than by book or computer.

Have a great weekend!

Craig & Cindy said...

Hey that is really cool, I will need to check it out...!