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American Samoa => Samoan Language => Topic started by: Tavita Tusitala on October 06, 2008, 11:31:43 PM

Title: Talofa! (Hello!) Some basic Samoan
Post by: Tavita Tusitala on October 06, 2008, 11:31:43 PM
Samoan language is generally pronounced like a romantic language. Here is how to count to ten. We put more words on the linked page.
1. tasi
2. lua
3. tolu
4. fa
5. lima
6 ono
7. fitu
8. valu
9. iva
10. sefulu
See some more basic Samoan at:
http://www.ipacific.com/samoa/speak.html
Title: Re: Talofa! (Hello!) Some basic Samoan
Post by: whared on October 28, 2010, 01:04:15 AM
Talofa lava. So interesting and I can really relate to these numbers. Tasi lua tolu fa lima ono fitu valu iva sefulu. They sound almost Maaori................... Faafetai.
Title: Re: Talofa! (Hello!) Some basic Samoan
Post by: Tavita Tusitala on October 29, 2010, 01:25:50 PM
When linguists started looking at Austral Polynesian languages they noticed that Lima = 5 was common to many languages across the Pacific.