Language Links

Photo: Royston Rascals, Kool Links related to language presented in somewhat random fashion: Play Think you can identify global languages? Play the Great Language Game. Headlines worlds-languages-traced-back-single-african-mother-tongue-scientists how-morality-changes-in-a-foreign-language the-glossary-of-happiness language-immigrants-multiethnolect/420285 digital-language-divide The word-hoard: Robert Macfarlane on rewilding our language of landscape Unmanning Space Language Essay Language, like food, is an excellent entry into another culture. …

Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2018

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Māori Language Week, Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, is a popular, government-sponsored initiative promoting the use of Māori language. The week is part of the broader Māori language revival and raises public awareness for Māori language revitalization, learning and public usage. Hashtags: #TeWikioteReoMāori, #MāoriLanguageWeek Look for details online Te Taura …

2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages

Photo: Visit Finland, Sámi Mark your calendar. 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Planeta.com will be updating relevant features that showcase successful language conservation campaigns including Dizhsa Nabani,  #UsaTuVoz and Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Suggestions are welcome as we edit and update this page on a semi-regular basis. …

Māori Language

In 2018 Planeta.com spotlights the annual Māori Language Week. We are updating this page with key links, headlines and links to social web channels including Facebook and Twitter. Suggestions are welcome. Key Links Māori Language Commission http://www.tetaurawhiri.govt.nz/livestream/ Headlines Meet Aoife Finn: An Irishwoman who has never been to NZ but is mad about te reo …

Tourism Definitions

Artwork Truth is, we’ve been beleaguered by definitions of tourism long before Planeta.com launched in 1994. Spotlight Conscious Travel Exploring Ecotourism Culinary Tourism Ethnotourism Community Tourism Indigenous Tourism Irresponsible Tourism Smart Tourism Exploring Sustainable Tourism Essay New terms are springing up such as smart tourism. The fact is that people tend to customize their own …

Indigenous Languages

Photo: Caldo de Piedra • Oaxaca, México Indigenous Languages are awesome. Mark your calendar. 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages. 2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages We are updating some popular features on Planeta.com: Languages Ayuuk Vocabulary from Santa María Ocotepec Mixteco de San Pedro Tidaá Māori Náhuatl Events Māori Language Week …

Orthography

Buzzwords Orthography = Conventional spelling system of a language Dizhsa Nabani There is no standard orthography for San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya Zapotec. All spellings are provided by the speaker. | No hay una ortografía estándar para el Zapoteco de San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya. El orador ha provisto todos los deletreos. There is no standard orthography for San …

Estonian

Photo: Jaagumae Cafeteria, Tartu Estonian is the official language of Estonia, spoken natively by about 1.1 million people: 922,000 people in Estonia and 160,000 outside Estonia. It belongs to the Finnic branch of the Uralic language family. estonian english spanish Tere Hello Hola Nägemiseni Nägemist Goodbye Adios Tere hommikust good morning Buenos dias Tere päevast …

Language

Photo Language = Method of communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way. Language, like food, is an excellent entry into another culture. At first, everything is foreign and strange. It’s the shock of the new which hits some like a punch. Expand your linguistic comfort zone. – For …