Resources to Learn Bassa


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Bassa has an indigenous script, It was first popularized by Dr. Thomas Flo Lewis, who has instigated publishing of limited materials in the language from the mid-1900s through the 1930s, with its height in the 1910s and 1920s.


Bassa (also spelled Basaa, Basa, Bissa), or Mbene, is a Bantu language spoken in Cameroon by the Basaa people. Its name in Bassa is Vah, which means 'to throw a sign'.
It is spoken by about 300,000 people in Centre and Littoral regions.
The origins of the Bassa alphabet are obscure.The alphabet fell out of use in Liberia during the 19th century. Originally the Bassa alphabet was written on slates with charcoal, and the writing could be easily erased with a leaf known as yan. Bassa in a tonal language. Tones are marked using a system of dots and dashes which appear inside the vowel letters. As I don’t have the keyboard of this language, I can’t show you by typing. But I am showing you through a picture of this language.Basaa contrasts four tones: high, low, high-to-low (falling) and low-to-high (rising).
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Learning Bassa in Your Phone
Duolingo - Learn Languages for Free: Duolingo is Apple's iPhone App of the Yes! With this app you may translate and learn Bassa language.It has no problem if you are a Francophone speaker or Anglophone speaker. Just set the Language you like.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/duolingo-learn-languages-for/id570060128?mt=8

Best Free Language-Learning Apps. It's basically for the anglophone Users. Because the language used on this apps is English.
https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2414314,00.asp

All Language Translator. All Language Translator translate definitions, pronunciations, synonyms, examples and supporting the 130 languages most used in the world.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=translateapps.alllanguagetranslator

joshuaproject: An apps for translating different languages.You can translate to both french and English.
https://joshuaproject.net/languages/bas

Reading Books in Bassa
You can learn Bassa Language easily by reading Books on that language and translating them. Here are some books for you.

The Role of the Bassa in Reshaping Liberia: A book about traditional Bassa Leadership and culture.
http://www.theperspective.org/2004/june/theroleofthebassa.html

The genius of the Bassa Language: A detailed version that shows the uses of Bassa language in Cameron.
http://gwek.tripod.com/Bassa_Studies

Norris, Edwin: Norris, Edwin. 1841. Outline of a vocabulary of a few of the principal languages of western and central Africa, compiled for the use of the Niger expedition.
http://glottolog.org/resource/reference/id/48592

Omniglot: An online encyclopedia of writing systems and languages.
http://www.omniglot.com/writing/bassa.htm

Bassa TV Shows
By watching different TV shows and programmes you can also learn this language quickly. Here are some links of TV shows.

TV BASA: A TV Channel that shows Different programs made by Bassa peoples.
https://www.youtube.com/user/TVBASAMAGNO
Bassa Racing Crew: A Channel shows Racing and stunts Of Bassa people.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgAkPjGNBgcfRBSq6Zq9m2w
Bassa TV [2.0]
https://www.blogger.com/blogin.g?blogspotURL=http://bassatv.blogspot.com/
DallaBassa con Svapo're: Anyoutube channel from where you can watch and learn BassaLanguge.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeFQLRohVhY2hyMF8fEpOhQ

Listening Music in Bassa
The Queen of Bassa Gospel: A Song singing on Bassa Language.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itmr-9xDMD0
New liberian bassa music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_eXx5KVeCQ
Callum Wright - Bassa Bassa
https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video;_ylt=A0SO8wo7SpJYTZ4ASsNXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEyNTNjdGVxBGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwMyBHZ0aWQDQjMyNDZfMQRzZWMDc2M-?p=bassa+singer&fr=sfp#id=29&vid=e9e729bb850d2b97fec667b32df41828&action=view
P. Bayogar - The Bassa Prince Singer
https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=tightropetb&p=bassa+singer#id=1&vid=a7b5642dc96297ea506cdedfc53959f3&action=click

Academic Study in Bassa
University Language Services Provides certified translation and interpreting in more than 150 languages and dialects.
https://www.universitylanguage.com/languages/
LANGUAGE & CULTURE STUDYING BASSA IN THE UNITES STATES - NALRC
http://r.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0SO8w6UTZJYg4MABgRXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEyc2ZyZGs2BGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwM0BHZ0aWQDQjMyNDZfMQRzZWMDc3I-/RV=2/RE=1486011924/RO=10/RU=http%3a%2f%2fnalrc.indiana.edu%2fbrochures%2fnew-broch%2fBassa.pdf/RK=0/RS=8eqSiZkI9GrRs1_ZC5C3tlXc6IU-
World University: A huge number of Languages are taught here. This is also an academic study you can take on Bassa Language.
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Languages

So, These are the sources where you may learn Bassa Language easily and shortly. Learning a Language needs time. Give efforts and proper time with these resources. You will surely learn this language and later you can also teach it to others.

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