Greetings to all. One of my goals in maintaining this blog is to begin communicating in the Taino language, in writing and hopefully later in speech. The strategy I am employing has been to study what has been written by others, make comparisons to related languages, and identify and codify the common rules. But, one important concept is proper pronunciation and accent. Of course, the background of the speaker will affect his or her accent, but the basic sound of Arawakan language should be familiar to us. So, I want to share the following links that contains numerous recording of various indigenous languages, particularly, Loko, Garifuna, and Wayuu.
http://globalrecordings.net/en/program/C20630 (Loko recording)
http://globalrecordings.net/en/language/1084 (Garifuna recording)
http://globalrecordings.net/en/language/243 (Wayuu recording)