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Marquesan Phrasebook 

A Conversational Guide to Marquesan

"To Enata, Enana and all those who continue to speak and teach their 'eo."

Thus begins the Marquesan Phrasebook / Livre des phrases marquisiennes.  This book is the first of its kind, translating Marquesan into both French and English.  Drawing on Emily's near-decade long experience in visiting and living in the Marquesas, the book includes hundreds of phrases useful in everyday interactions in the islands, organized by theme.  Two quick guides on the inside of the front and back covers help the user find key expressions with optimal speed.  A small Marquesan dictionary (technically, lexicon) at the back of the book is a great source for quick translations and vocabulary.  Spread throughout are a selection of "Marquesan Fun Facts"
that help to familiarize the reader with the Marquesas Islands and their inhabitants.

Inside the Marquesan Phrasebook

  • Comprehensive coverage of everyday Marquesan phrases, grammar and vocabulary
  • French-Marquesan Lexicon
  • English-Marquesan Lexicon
  • Marquesan-English-French Lexicon
  • Educational "Fun Facts" about the Marquesas 
  • 172 pages and more than 20 stunning color photographs
  • Click here for sample pages from the book

Buy Your Own!

A limited quantity of preliminary edition copies of the Marquesan Phrasebook are available for sale.  
Cost: $40 (USD)
Click on the button at the base of this page to place your order.   

Alternatively, please let me know if you are interested in placing an advance order for the Final Edition!  Send an email to emilyd@emilydonaldson.org.

                   Phrasebook cover

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