2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages

Photo: Tienda Ayuuk, Clay Rabbits Mark your calendar. 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages (Año Internacional de las Lenguas Indígenas). 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 …

Buzzword Bingo 2018

Poster: Image: Warming stripes, Annual global temperatures from 1850-2017 What are your favorite words of 2018? We are curating our annual collection of new words, old classics, and the inbetween, that came to attention in 2018. Buzzword Bingo 2018 Coddiwomple Digital transformation Dispensary Flexitarian Single-Use Plastic Warming Stripes Also see: Americanist, Bike Lanes, Bilingual Signs, …

Live Living Language Hangout Monday, November 5

Announcement: Planeta.com hosts a live conversation Monday, November 5 with Brook Danielle Lillehaugen, Moisés García Guzmán, and others about living languages and in particular Zapotec in San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, Oaxaca, Mexico. Our conversation will mostly be in English, but there will be some clarifications and explorations in Spanish and Zapotec. We start at 2pm Oaxaca-time …

Hawaiian

Languages This page is dedicated to our favorite words and phrases in Hawaiian. Suggestions are welcome. February is #HawaiianLanguageMonth or #MahinaOleloHawaii YouTube Embedded Tweets Hoanoho means roommate or neighbor. It comes from "hoa" meaning: friend, companion, colleague, mate. And "noho" for living, dwelling, staying.https://t.co/3VfQeEtbIe pic.twitter.com/uhu7MBkJOM — Hawaii Public Radio (@wearehpr) November 1, 2018 Vocabulary Aloha Kahuku Oumuamua Planeta.com Hawai’i …

Buzzword Bingo

Buzzwords Keen on learning new lingo? Our collection of Buzzword Bingo spotlights colorful slang and new words chosen to educate and inspire. Down with the tedious weasel words and up with new lingo! Flickr 2018 Buzzword Bingo Buzzword Bingo 2018 Embedded Tweets Updating collection of free #BuzzwordBingo cards https://t.co/eQ9UHSmxmP including #Amargosa #BikeShare #LaudatoSi #Makarrata #SiteMap …

Sámi Language

Image: Wikipedia This page spotlights the Sami languages with headlines, vocabulary, and resources. Headlines reindeer-herders-an-app-and-the-fight-to-save-a-language https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/life-and-public/2018/10/council-europe-recommends-finland-grant-permanent-funds-promotion-sami https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/sapmi/eurohpa_rai_assedovdit_avzzuhit_suoma_stahta_cujuhit_bissovas_ruhtadeami_sami_giellabargui_ja_ovddidit_olbmuid_addejumi_samegielain/10438485 Sámi languages making gains in Finland Sámi Language Sami Sayings Everything in nature has a soul. Walking in my forefathers footprints, without leaving traces behind. Doing things as a hare (meaning always in the last minute rush) Vocabulary: …

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 Language Sámi Language Quechua Náhuatl …

Word of the Year

Buzzwords WOTY, aka the Word of the Year, is given by various organizations and highlight language which reflect the popular discourse. Previous Years Word of the Year 2017 Planeta.com Language The Value of Communication = El Valor de la Comunicación

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. …