Books in Tetum
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B30 Mai Kolia Tetun - A Beginner's Course in Tetum-Praça, the Lingua Franca of East Timor
B31 CDs to accompany Ma Kolia Tetun
B97 Tetun Dili: A Grammar of an East Timorese Language
This grammar describes the basic structure of Tetun Dili (a first language in Dili, East Timor and the lingua franca throughout country), covering phonology and morphology, as well as phrase-, clause- and sentence-level syntax. It is based on a corpus of both spoken and written texts, supplemented by elicitation. While the focus is primarily on the spoken language, comparisons are made with both written and liturgical varieties. In contrast to the more conservative Tetun Terik variety, Tetun Dili shows strong Portuguese influence after centuries of contact, particularly in its lexicon and phonology.
Pacific Linguistics. 2002. 132 pp. $40
Standard Tetum - English Dictionary
B83 Word-Finder, English-Tetun/Tetun-Ingles
B53 Short English -Tetum Dictionary
2nd expanded edition, 2003. Sydney: SAS Project. 110 pp. $30
B99 Concise English-Tetum Dictionary
by Geoffrey Hull
Comprehensive dictionary containing concise, up-to-date definitions, making the vocabulary of Tetum accessible to English speakers, and providing speakers of Tetum with a user-friendly guide to English. All Tetum words are printed in official standard spelling. Dictionary is one direction: English to Tetum.
Sebastiao Aparicio da Silva Project. 2006. 379 pp. $75
B98 Tetum Reference Grammar
The Tetum Reference Grammar presents a comprehensive description of the language in a clear and accessible format designed for the student and the general reader, with minimal linguistic jargon and plenty of examples to illustrate the various points of grammar. With glossary. Revised edition.
Sebastiao Aparicio da Silva Project and Instituto Nacional de Linguista, Universidade Nacional Timor Lorosa'e.