Swedish

Swedish is related with German and English and very close to Norwegian and Danish. Swedes, Norwegians and Danes normally understand each other. Swedes under the age of 60 normally has English as a second language and has studied English for several years in school. Wiki Swedish Artwork / Cue Yourself Gökotta Swedish has a word …

Ayuuk Vocabulary from Santa María Ocotepec

Here are key Mixe (Ayuuk) words and phrases used in Santa María Ocotepec and translated in Spanish and English. The Ayuuk and Spanish translations are courtesy of Engracia Perez Castro and Rodrigo Martínez Vásquez who sell crafts at the La Cosecha Market in Oaxaca de Juárez. Mixe Español English nëë agua water poj aire air naax tierra …

February 21 is International Mother Language Day

Poster: Ron Mader, International Mother Language Day = Dia Internacional de la Lengua Materna February 21 is International Mother Language Day declared by UNESCO in 1999 to celebrated linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Events, workshops and even tweets on this date promote awareness. Hashtags: #imld17, #dilm17, #LenguaMaterna UNESCO: “Languages are the most powerful instruments …

Vote Now for #Macqwoty

Graphic: Macquarie Dictionary My favorite #woty (word of the year) is #macqwoty, hosted by Australia’s Macquarie Dictionary. Each year they announce a public game in January to choose the best word of the previous year. 2016 is the year of the Freecycle, Norman door, Blockchain, Post-Truth, Fake News, Driverless Car and mmmmm… bush carrots, must be Youlk! …

Exploring Responsible Tourism

As part of our series exploring tourism definitions, we ask readers how you define responsible tourism. Our view: Responsible tourism is treating others the way they wish to be treated. While tourism campaigns have long touted ‘destinations’ — in fact we are simply entering a place that is someone else’s home. What is responsible travel? Responsible …

Tourism Definitions

2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development which prompts the question … what is sustainable tourism? Truth is, we’ve been beleaguered by definitions of tourism long before Planeta.com launched in 1994. Among the goals for 2017 is the compilation of tourism definitions. New terms are springing up such as responsible travel and …

Practice

Practice 1. repeated exercise in or performance of an activity or skill so as to acquire or maintain proficiency in it. 2. the actual application or use of an idea, belief, or method as opposed to theories about such application or use. Wiki Practice

Buzzword Bingo 2016

Photo: NASA Marshall, Orbits WOTY, aka the Word of the Year, is given by various organizations and highlight language which reflect the popular discourse. While Planeta.com does not officially release a ‘Word of the Year,’ we do compile our favorites each year, part of a game we call Buzzword Bingo. Among our favorite words from 2016: …

Wilderness Notebook

Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. – Gary Snyder In wildness is the preservation of the world. – Henry David Thoreau Wilderness is the state of complete awareness. – Gary Snyder, Turtle Island People can live their whole lives without love, and still live, and still function. And the same is …

Love Notebook

Poster: Ron Mader, Fall in Love Aroha mai, aroha atu. (Love towards us, love going out from us.) – Maori Proverb What does your heart say? – Mixteco greeting (Na ca anun) Ma sa sa’ laa ch’ool (mah sah sah laa ch’ohl) (literally, is there happiness in your heart?) Sa in ch’ oo’ (sah een …