About Me and My Language

Bird Story

Translation 1: morphology

Translation 2: syntax

Swadesh List



I became interested in teaching Japanese as a second language when I took Dr. Kimi Kondo-Brown's courses in Japan.  This is my first semester in Hawaii and  I am now studying Japanese linguistics.  The reson why I  decided to participate in language documentation workshop is to better understand and document my dialect.  

Your first name Mari
Your last name Ushiyama
Contact mari_ush50 at hotmail dot com
Preferred name(s) of your language Japanese, Nagasaki dialect
Alternative names --
Language classification Isolated
Geographical areas where spoken Nagasaki Prefecture, Kyushu (Southern Japan)
Approximate number of monolingual speakers
Approximate number of fluent speakers
Other languages spoken in area/country Standard Japanese
Official language(s) in your country Standard Japanese
Language(s) used at school as a child Standard Japanese
Language(s) used by teachers today Standard Japanese
Do the representatives of neighboring ethnic groups learn to speak your language NA
If the answer to the above question is yes, please specify
Does your language have a widely accepted writing system? Yes
If you answered yes, what materials are written? Yes