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Koromfe - English/French/German Dictionary

compiled by John R. Rennison

with the help of (in chronological order) Ousséini Badini, Malick Kemde (†), Souleymane Sawadougou & Micailou "Jacques" Konfé

Beware: This is work in progress. You can quote it, but please check with me first on the reliability of the part(s) you want to quote.

Introduction, transcription
About the prototype version
(read this before trying it out)
Run the prototype online Dictionary of Koromfe
Read or download the (newer) paper version (printed 10th Jan 2007): "roots only" (MS Word (zipped) 510 KB, PDF Letter 1.9 MB, PDF A4 1.7 MB) or "roots & words" (MS Word (zipped) 744 KB, PDF Letter 2.8 MB, PDF A4 2.4 MB)


The speaker of the recordings is Micailou "Jacques" Konfé, who has been my main informant for the last 5 years. I cannot thank him enough for his endurance, his linguistic insights, and his patience in teaching me what little Koromfe I can actually speak. I also thank my wife, Amsetou, and daughter, Nadège, who have given me further insights over the past year -- many of which I have unfortunately not yet been able to incorporate in the dictionary.

I would also like to thank a jɔ Sigri and all my friends in Pobé-Mengao for their support, both linguistic and otherwise.

I am also extremely grateful to the Shoebox developers at SIL for providing the ideal linguistic database software - Shoebox 5.0. The .WAV files were sliced using Goldwave - also an excellent product. For acoustic analysis and soundfile database management, I use STx - Intelligent Sound Processing.

These pages were last updated on 2007-01-10 at 14:10 by John Rennison
Medieninhaber: John Rennison, Institut für Sprachwissenschaft der Universität Wien