Qhapaq Runa Simi
The Department of Quechua
Welcome to the Quechua Language Department at Wikiversity
Part of the Center for Foreign Language Learning
of the School of Language and Literature
Qhapaq Runa Simi The Quechua Language
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Quechua is a South American language. Quechua has often been grouped with Aymara as a larger Quechumaran linguistic stock, largely because about a third of its vocabulary is shared with Aymara. This proposal is controversial, however.
It is important to know that the word "Quechua" or "Qheswa" is not the real name of the language of the Incas. The proper title to their language given by the Incas was "Qhapaq Runasimi", "The Great Language of the people" (Qhapaq = great, Runa = People, Simi = language or mouth).
Please write here the translation of the text below in Quechua.
Quechua is a very regular agglutinative language, as opposed to a fusional one. Its normal sentence order is SOV (subject-object-verb). Its large number of suffixes changes both the overall significance of words and their subtle shades of meaning. Notable grammatical features include bipersonal conjugation (verbs agree with both subject and object), evidentiality (indication of the source and veracity of knowledge), a topic particle, and suffixes indicating who benefits from an action and the speaker's attitude toward it.
Link to Wikipedia in Quechua
To show your interest in the Quechua Language, sign up at the Quechua stream. This will provide a record of who is learning Quechua, so you can see who else out there speaks Quechua and can speak to them.
Here is the List of Staff members in the South America Languages Division: