Our goal is fluency...
For many of us who are already adults, fluency is not likely. But we can learn some
phrases, we can become literate in the language, and we will be able to carry on
simple conversations in Mohegan. It will be up to the next generation to take on
the mission of fluency.
One of the best ways to learn a language is to hear it. You can hear the Mohegan
language spoken in the podcasts available on this site. The lessons are short selections
on words and how to use the grammar. The exercises are repetitions of the sentences and phrases
used in the lesson.
To help this generation and those to come this site will include a growing Mohegan
to English dictionary updated regularly, an English to Mohegan Word Finder similarly
updated with new words, and the Mohegan rules of grammar. (See Download Resources
to the left.)
In the Listen
section we have selections of prayers, songs, Mohegan names, job names, and animals
that you will be able to listen to on your computer and download to your iPod or
MP3 player. (You can navigate to these pages through Listen at the top of the page or to the left.)
Also coming is a redaction of Fidelia Fielding's diaries including a transcription
of Fidelia's writing, Frank Speck's transcription and English translation that has
been used for the past 75+ years, and her diaries in our modern orthography. If
you want to see her original handwriting check out the Cornell site under Associated