Improving Signage

Photo: La Paz = Peace Visitors expect to find helpful directions — online and on the ground. Orientation is key. Good signage obeys three simple rules: 1) The information is clear. 2) The information is accurate. 3) The information is where the visitor is looking. Confusing, obsolete or hard-to-find information leads visitors to question the …

Māori Language Week = Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2020

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Announcing the dates for 2020’s Māori Language Week (September 14-20 or 14-20 Mahuru). Hashtags: #TeWikioteReoMāori, #MāoriLanguageWeek Māori Language Week = Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori is one of Planeta.com’s fave celebrations in the world, one that stands out as a practical model of inclusive experiences and smart communication bringing …

Gaeilge (Irish)

Languages 2018 was declared the official year of the Irish language, or Bliain na Gaeilge. Headlines http://www.thejournal.ie/readme/opinion-will-bliain-na-gaeilge-turn-into-bliain-na-begrudgers-2018-3732909-Dec2017/ https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/taoiseach-launches-bliain-na-gaeilge-programme-1.3334455 https://cnag.ie/en/news/1042-celebrating-contemplating-125-years-of-irish-language-revival-with-bliain-na-gaeilge-2018.html https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/motherfoclir-can-millennials-rescue-irish-36409449.html http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-05/students-fight-to-keep-irish-language-from-fading-out/9118750 http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/abroad/54-irish-curses-you-won-t-have-learned-in-school-1.3011527 If every week is Seachtain na Gaeilge on RTÉ, do we need TG4? related: Meáin Ghaeilge RTÉ – Action Plan 2015 – 2019 http://metro.co.uk/2013/03/17/top-10-dreadful-fake-irish-accents-in-films-3545809 http://nos.ie/gniomhaiochas/teanga/6-fhocal-gaeilge-den-scoth – @nosmag Questions Sláinte! What are your favorite …

Ayöök Vocabulary from Santa María Ocotepec (Maaxïnkojm), Oaxaca, México

Photo: Ceramics Publisher’s note – This page is regularly in the Top 10 most visited pages on Planeta.com. = Algo sorprendente. Esta página se encuentra regularmente en las 10 páginas más visitadas en Planeta.com. Here are key Ayöök (Mixe) words and phrases used in Santa María Ocotepec (Maaxïnkojm) and translated in Spanish and English. If …

How to be a Responsible Traveler

Photo: Ron and Zoe Travel around the globe continues to mature and offer options for travelers wishing their journeys to be as eco-friendly, people-friendly, and place-friendly as possible. While there are few standard definitions used by locals and visitors alike, most travelers simply want to have a good trip that causes no harm and most locals …

Saludos Oaxaca

Poster Greetings to friends in Oaxaca, Mexico We also have a brand new Google doc open to edits https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nbgCxQC4_guMBwvPq4LjFi_vqzj6P5bF0rtVprhp2ew/edit?usp=sharing Artwork Mixteco Ta’bintió = Gracias = Thank you (Mixteco de Padre Uvi) Videos Indigenous Languages of Oaxaca Good morning Good afternoon Good evening Good night Thank you You’re welcome Delicious How are you? Fine Yes See …

Teotitlán del Valle Talking Dictionary

Screenshot The Zapotec Talking Dictionary of Teotitlán del Valle began in 2013. This project has received collaboration from 35 native speakers from Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico. Key Links talkingdictionary.swarthmore.edu/teotitlan/ talkingdictionary.swarthmore.edu What we love: everything. Visiting Teotitlán del Valle is one of the sweetest experiences in the world, made richer by appreciating the locals and …

August 19 is World Photography Day

Photo: NASA Goddard, Earth August 19 is World Photography Day, a day to pay homage to the history of photography, celebrate the present and leave a positive trail for the future. World Photography Day originates from the invention of the daguerreotype, a photographic processes developed by Louis Daguerre. On January 9, 1839 The French Academy of Sciences announced the …

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Dates for the 2020 Māori Language Week are September 14-20. Te wiki o te reo Māori (Māori Language Week) 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 …

Language

Photo Language = Method of communication, spoken and/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 different is foreign and strange. It’s the shock of the new which hits some like a punch. Expand your linguistic comfort zone. – For …