Aranese (Aranés)

Aranese is a variant of the Gascon dialect of Occitan spoken in the Val d'Aran in the northeast of Spain. About 90% of the inhabitants of the Val d'Aran can understand Aranese, and about 65% can speak it. Aranese has co-official status with Catalan and Spanish, and has been taught in schools since 1984.

Aranese alphabet (Aráni ábécé)
A a B b C c D d E e F f G g H h I i
a be alta ce de e efa ge hach i
J j K k L l M m N n O o P p Q q R r
jota ca ela ema ena o pe cu erre
S s T t U u V v W w X x Y y Z z  
esse te u ve
baisha
ve
doble
ics i grega zeta  

Aranese pronunciation

Aranese pronunciation

Aranese pronunciation notes

Information about the pronunciation of Aranese compiled by Marcelo Manschein
Source: http://www6.gencat.net/llengcat/aran/docs/normes.pdf (PDF)

Sample text

Ah! petit prince, atau comprení, pòga pòc, era tua petita vida melancolica. En molt de temps non auies agut per distracion qu'era doçor deth solei quan se cògue... Sabí aguest nau detalh, eth quatau dia ath maitin, quan me diguís: M'agrade veir quan eth solei se cògue.

Translation

Oh, little prince! Bit by bit I came to understand the secrets of your sad little life. For a long time you had found your only entertainment in the quiet pleasure of looking at the sunset. I learned that new detail on the morning of the fourth day, when you said to me: I am very fond of sunsets.

Source: http://www.petit-prince.at/pp-aranes.htm

Sample of spoken Aranese

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Links

Information about the Aranese language
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aranese_language
http://wwwa.urv.net/cbetweens/Departaments/dfag/gallego.html
http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=gsc
http://www.uoc.edu/euromosaic/web/document/occita/an/i1/i1.html

Romance languages

Aragonese, Aranese, Aromanian, Asturian, Catalan, Corsican, French, Friulian, Galician, Gallo, Genoese, Guernésiais, Italian, Jèrriais, Ladino, Ladin, Latin, Lombard, Mirandese, Moldovan, Occitan, Piedmontese, Portuguese, Romanian, Romansh, Sardinian, Sicilian, Spanish, Venetian, Walloon

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet


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