UMR 8135 CNRS - INaLCO

Community outreach

1. Translation

a) French to African language
i) Largo Winch

Translation (by Nicolas Quint and Aires Semedo) into Cape Verdean Creole of the first two episodes of the comic about the adventures of Largo Winch. They are the first ever foreign comic books published in the Cape Verdean language.

  • Francq, P. and J. Van Hamme. 2012. Largo Winch 1 - Arderu. Lisbonne : Polvo - Rui Brito edições. Coll. Largo Winch. Vol. 1. 48.
  • Francq, P. and J. Van Hamme. 2012. Largo Winch 2 - Grupu W. Lisbonne : Polvo - Rui Brito edições. Coll. Largo Winch. Vol. 1 et 2. 48.
ii) Le petit prince / The little prince
  • Quint, Nicolas & Siddig Kurmal (Ali Karmal Koko) 2016: Saint-Exupéry, A.D. 2016. Ţɛ̀ɛlɛ́ny Ţɔ̀kkwóɽɔ̀ny. Neckarsteinach: Tintenfass. 98 p. [French > Koalib]
  • Quint Nicolas, Noël Bernard Biagui & Joseph Jean François Nunez 2015: Saint-Exupéry, A.D. 2015. Rey Siñu. Neckarsteinach: Tintenfass. 96 p. [French > Casamance Creole]
  • Quint Nicolas & Aires Semedo 2013: Saint-Exupéry, A.D. Prispinhu. Neckarsteinach: Tintenfass. 96 p. [French > Cape Verdean Creole]
b) African language to French
i) On est foutu

Translation by Michel Lafon of the novel Asikho ndau bakithi by M.J. Mngadi from Zulu to French, 2014, Éditions Anibwe, 386 pp.

Tragic story of a Zulu family forced to immigrate to Durban in the 1980ies in order to survive. The shortage of housing, serviced by the segregationist government, makes them – like so many others – sublease a room in the township of Mlazi, where the conditions of life are relentless for the great majority of people. The family finds itself caught up in the violence of the black population. Things go from bad to worse, the family cracks eventually and, in their downfall, it drags along those who had helped and offered them shelter. On est foutu is a pessimistic novel which describes in a realistic way the situation of poor Africans in the bleak years of the civil war before the establishment of a democratic system in South Africa.

ii) Traditional tales
  • Quint, Nicolas 2007. Le pigeon et la fourmi, Paris, L'Harmattan. Coll. Contes des 4 vents. 16p. [recueil et traduction koalib > français] – CD sonore d’accompagnement : Quint, N., et al. 2010. Le pigeon et la fourmi (CD), Paris, L'Harmattan.
  • Semedo, Aires 2007. Le cochon qui tord la queue, Paris, L'Harmattan. Coll. Contes des quatre vents. 16p [traduction capverdien > français : Nicolas Quint] – CD sonore d’accompagnement : Quint, N., et al. 2008. Le cochon qui tord la queue (CD), Paris, L'Harmattan.
  • Semedo, Aires 2005. Le loup, le lièvre et la sorcière Tia Ganga, Paris, L'Harmattan. Coll. Contes des quatre vents. 16p. [traduction capverdien > français : Nicolas Quint] – CD sonore d’accompagnement : Quint, N., A. Semedo et A. Paouri 2008. Le loup, le lièvre et la sorcière Tia Ganga (CD), Paris, L'Harmattan.
  • Semedo, Aires 2005. Compère loup, Compère lièvre et le Bon Dieu, Paris, L'Harmattan. Coll. Contes des quatre vents. 16p. [traduction capverdien > français : Nicolas Quint] – CD sonore d’accompagnement : Quint, N., A. Semedo et A. Paouri 2008. Compère loup, Compère lièvre et le Bon Dieu (CD), Paris, L'Harmattan.
iii) Translation of music CDs
  • Andrade, M. 2013. Lovely difficult. Paris: SONY Music Entertainment. 10p. [traduction livret chansons capverdien > français : Nicolas Quint]
  • Andrade, M. 2009. Stória, stória. Clichy: SONY BMG. 20p. [traduction livret chansons capverdien > français : Nicolas Quint
  • Andrade, M. 2006. Navega. Clichy: SONY BMG. 20p. [traduction livret chansons capverdien > français : Nicolas Quint

2. Dictionaries

  • Toura: Dictionary for mobile phone : The mobile phone dictionary is a tangible result of a language description project for the communities in which linguistic research was conducted. This type of dictionary helps to raise the prestige of minority languages by associating them to modern technologies. The demo version of the Toura-French dictionary (Idiatov, Dmitry 2010 : http://webh01.ua.ac.be/dmitry.idiatov/Tura-French_demo.html) has been produced with the help of the programme Wunderkammer (http://www.pfed.info/wksite/) which is a MIDlet Java ME that serves to store and display multimedia dictionaries on mobile phones.
  • Dan: Dan-French dictionary : Valentin Vydrine, Mongnan Alphonse Kességbeu. Dictionnaire dan-français (dan de l'est) avec une esquisse de grammaire du dan de l'est et un index français-dan. St Petersburg: Nestor-Istoria, 2008, 368 pp. [Dictionary made especially for a local readership]
  • Fulfulde (peul): Dictionary of the body and health : Tourneux Henry, 2007, (with Boubakary Abdoulaye, Hadidja Konaï and Fakih Ousmane) Dictionnaire peul du corps et de la santé (Diamaré, Cameroun), Paris, OIF/Karthala, 616 pp. [Dictionary designed for improving the communication between health personnel and patients.]
  • Haitian Creole: Technical dictionary : Tourneux Henry (with Vernet Pierre, eds.) [2001]9, Leksik elektwomekanik kreyòl, franse, angle, espayòl, [Port-au-Prince], Fakilte Lengwistik Aplike, Inivèsite Leta Ayiti, 16 pp. (Format 21 x 27.5 cm]. [Dictionary for technical education in Haitian Creole.]
  • Fulfulde (Peul): Dictionary of the rural environment : Tourneux Henry & Yaya Daïrou, 1999, Vocabulaire peul du monde rural: Maroua-Garoua (Cameroun), Paris / Karthala; Garoua / D.P.G.T., 248 pp. [Dictionary produced for adult literacy centres in which cotton farmer are taught in the North of Cameroon.]
  • Fulfulde (Peul): Dictionary of Agriculture and Nature : Tourneux Henry & Yaya Daïrou, 1998, Dictionnaire peul de l’agriculture et de la nature (Diamaré, Cameroun), suivi d’un index français-fulfulde, Paris, Karthala; Wageningen, CTA; Montpellier, CIRAD, 548 pp. [Publication for agricultural technicians and agronomists in the North of Cameroon]
  • Munjuk: Dictionary of paddy fields : Tourneux Henry (with Hamat Patan), 19912, Lexique pratique du munjuk des rizières. Dialecte de Pouss, Paris, P. Geuthner/ORSTOM, 130 pp. [Dictionary prepared for the alphabetisation of adults working in a rice-growing company (SEMRY) of Cameroon.]

3. Manuals

  • Fulfulde (Peul): Manual of child nutrition : Tourneux Henry, 2012, Gardons bien nos enfants et rendons-les forts! En ayna ɓikkon men booɗɗum en laatina ɓe ɓe mara semmbe! Maroua. [Booklet in simplified Fulfulde, produced for the French Red Cross (UNICEF adaptation).]
    French Version / Fulfulde Version
  • Fulfulde (Peul): Teaching manual : Tourneux Henry, 2011, with Boubakary Abdoulaye & Hadidja Konaï, La Transmission des savoirs en Afrique: Savoirs locaux et langues locales pour l’enseignement, Paris, Karthala, 304 pp. + 1 DVD. [Methodological publication produced to support the project ELAN (Teaching in national languages) of the French Agency for development (AFD). The examples are all given in Fulfulde. It is shown how traditional knowledge can be collected and transmitted in school in their original language.]
  • Fulfulde (Peul): Manual for HIV prevention : Tourneux Henry, Boubakary Abdoulaye, Hadidja Konaï, 2011, Communiquer en Afrique sur l’infection par le VIH, français-fulfulde, Marseille, IRD Editions, 96 pp. + 1 music CD. [Booklet contains three versions of the same text for the prevention of an HIV infection: simplified French / simplified Fulfulde / standard Fulfulde]
  • Fulfulde (Peul): Manual for cotton famers : Tourneux Henry & Yaya Daïrou (transl.), [1993], Kaßen bee bonnoojum gese hottollo!, Maroua, Institut de la Recherche agronomique / CRA, 44 pp. [Translation and adaptation of the text by Deguine J.-P., (1993), Ravageurs et protection du cotonnier au Cameroun; booklet for cotton farmers and their supervisors in the North of Cameroon.]
  • Fulfulde (Peul): Literacy manual : Tourneux Henry & Yaya Daïrou, 1996, Manuel d’alphabétisation féminine en fulfulde. Mo’’itinki e baatanki njamu hakkiilo bee kuuje nyaamdu, nder ekkitinki janngugo e winndugo, Maroua, DED (German Development Service) 85 pp. [Booklet about improving and ensuring mental health through nutrition while learning to read and write Fulfulde]
  • UNESCO guide for francophone African countries : Tourneux Henry, 2006, (transl. / adapt.), Guide UNESCO pour la rédaction de documents relatifs au VIH/SIDA, translation and adaptation in French of the document UNESCO Guidelines on Language and Content in HIV and AIDS-Related Materials, UNESCO / ED / PEQ / IQL / 2006 /1 Paris, March 2006, 33 pp. [Translation for francophone African countries]

4. Corpora and libraries for the communities

5. Orthography development

  • Diané, Mamadi & Valentin Vydrin. Propositions pour l’orthographe du maninka (Guinée). Mandenkan 52, 2014, pp. 3-21. [Proposals for improving the Maninka orthography]
  • Konta, Mahamadou & Valentin Vydrin. Propositions pour l’orthographe du bamanankan. Mandenkan 52, 2014, pp. 22-54. [Proposals for improving the Bambara orthography]