Bilingual Signs

Hashtags We are fans of bilingual signage. The case is made succinctly by Marcas Mac an Tuairneir, aka Mark Spencer Turner (@Marcas_Mac) of http://marcas.scot who launched the hashtag: #bilingualsign A bilingual sign tells you more than just where you need to go. It tells you a country has more than one native language. It tells …

Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2018

Poster New Zealand – Māori Language Week, te wiki o te reo Māori, is a government-sponsored initiative promoting the use of Māori language, one of the three official national languages of the country (Māori, English and New Zealand Sign Language). The week is part of the broader Māori language revival and raises public awareness for Māori …

Language Revitalization

Buzzwords Recommended Listening: SoundCloud: Native America Calling 07-11-18 The hard work of language revitalization In small classes, informal groups or even online, Native language warriors are doing the hard work to keep languages alive. Part of that work includes tribal members coming together to create a space where the language is spoken and used every …

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 …

Palawa Kani

Indigenous languages Palawa kani is a constructed language created as a generic revival of the Tasmanian languages, the extinct languages once spoken by Aboriginal Tasmanians. Videos Rosetta Thomas grew up on Cape Barren Island, learning about her culture from her grandmother. Now she teaches the Tasmanian language Palawa Kani to a new generation. Elsewhere on …

Finno-Ugric

Indigenous Peoples According to recent studies, the peoples that speak Finno-Ugric languages have lived in Europe for about ten millennia. It seems that before the Great Migration, primarily Finno-Ugric languages were spoken in Eastern and Central Europe. Today, almost 25 million people belong to the Uralic (Finno-Ugric and Samoyed) language family, living within an area …

2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages

Photo: Sámi, Visit Finland 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 #UsaTuVoz and Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Key Links https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/meetings-and-workshops/8109-2.html Background from the UN: The 55th meeting of the 3rd Committee of …

Adjectives

Buzzwords Adjective = a word or phrase describing a noun “that describes or shows the essential meaning of something” – Oxford Planeta.com https://planeta.com/category/language/adjectives https://planeta.com/beautiful Creative Cranky Existential Happy Public Smart Planeta.com The Value of Communication = El Valor de la Comunicación Language

Gendered Language

Buzzwords Gendered Language = Language reflecting the experience, prejudices, or orientations of one sex more than the other Embedded Tweets Trump: Women want me to be politically correct so “I don't say mankind anymore. I say humankind” https://t.co/ot5rmAhikR pic.twitter.com/HEwTTshU8t — The Hill (@thehill) June 19, 2018 Planeta.com Straw Person

French

Recommended Listening Gender assignment in French – An explanation for why words are assigned either masculine or feminine gender in the French language. http://www.arteradio.com http://www.silenceradio.org Quotes Être homme, c’est précisément être responsable. C’est connaître la honte en face d’une misère qui ne semblait pas dépendre de soi. C’est être fier d’une victoire que les camarades …