Dyula for English speakers?
I've searched the forum, and I didn't find anything, so we might actually have a language suggestion no-one on here has seen before. :-) Dyula (also spelled Dioula, Jula, Juula, etc.) is a language spoken in Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, and Burkina Faso, and is also a trade language in West Africa. It has around 2.5 million native speakers, and around 10-15 million people have it as their second language. I would love to learn this language, but unfortunately there aren't that many resources out there. Am I the only one, or are there others who are also looking for a way to learn this beautiful language? Is there anyone fluent in Dyula who would be willing to contribute to a course?
Interesting! Do you know if there are any samples of the language available on the internet for people to listen to?
There are different websites where you can learn it and some other dialects of it. It's a beautiful language. I hope you guys enjoy it :)
Would you be able to share any of those websites? I really wanna learn this language
Seems like it would make more sense to create DYU <-> FR courses first, so it might be a long wait.
That's true, it might. If they do make those, I might speak French well enough to try it... :-)
So there is a French connection! I was I hearing phrases that seemed strangely French, but I second-guessed myself and figured that I was making up stuff.
Mostly because of location. Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Mali, and a bunch of other countries in the area all have French as their official language.
Anything to help an African country in need, and diversify the languages already offered.
I don't believe anyone has suggested that language before.
So this post will serve as the initial request, and all people interested in Dyula/Diola/Jula should up vote this discussion and comment on it.