2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages

Photo: Tienda Ayuuk, Clay Rabbits 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages (Año Internacional de las Lenguas Indígenas). Hashtags: #iyil2019, #2019iyil Planeta.com will be updating relevant features that showcase successful language conservation campaigns including Dizhsa Nabani,  #UsaTuVoz , Kumoontun, and Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Suggestions are welcome as we edit …

Tourism Definitions

Artwork The following is our take on defining the terms and establishing alternatives to a one-size-fits-all ontology. Spotlight Agritourism Community Tourism Conscious Travel Culinary Tourism Exploring Ecotourism Ethnotourism Geotourism Indigenous Tourism Irresponsible Tourism Last Chance Tourism What is responsible travel? Rural Tourism Smart Tourism Sustainable Tourism Essay New terms are springing up such as coffee …

Asynchronous

Buzzwords Asynchronous = Communication in which the sender and receiver are not concurrently engaged. Examples: Chess by mail Wiki editing Google Doc editing Also see: real-time A Few words about real time and Asynchronous Communication One example is the television series ‘24‘ in which the events occur in a linear and concurrent fashion as opposed …

Māori Vocabulary

Map For those learning the Māori language: Features Haka Iwi Kahu huruhuru Kanohi ki te kanohi Kaitiakitanga Marae Matariki Pōwhiri Tangata whenua Tautoko Vocabulary Aotearoa – New Zealand or the Land of the Long White Cloud Ahuriri = Airport āpōpō = Tomorrow Aroha = Love, compassion Hangi = Cooking underground with hot stones Haere mai …

Roofdog

Photo: Ron Mader, Roof Dog de Teotitlán Del Valle Planeta.com explores the buzzwords, love them and hate them. Preferably, put them into context and translate them into Spanish (and other languages on request). Visually, this is the solution I came up with this is to put the weasel words as questions in the thought bubbles …

Tropical

Photo Tropical = typical of, or peculiar to the tropics Tropics The tropics are the region of the Earth near to the equator and between the Tropic of Cancer in the northern hemisphere and the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern hemisphere. Planeta.com Tropical Ecosystems: Conversation with Yves Basset