Improving Signage

Photo: La Paz = Peace Make a good first impression! Visitors expect to find helpful directions — online and on the ground. Viva helpful wayfinding that makes orientation less disorienting. Rules of Good Signage Good signage obeys three simple rules: 1) The information is clear. 2) The information is accurate. 3) The information is where …

Swedish (Svenska)

Swedish is related with German and English and very close to Norwegian and Danish. Swedes, Norwegians and Danes normally understand each other. Swedes under the age of 60 normally has English as a second language and has studied English for several years in school. Artwork / Cue Yourself Gökotta Swedish has a word for 'getting …

Māori

Photo The Māori are the Indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand / Aotearoa. They arrived from Polynesian islands before 1300 AD. They are the first known inhabitants before the Europeans arrived in the early 1800s. 2019 Te Matatini 2019 Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2019 Questions Are there celebrations / …

Sierra Juárez

Photo: Bosque de Ixtán For International Day of Forests, we are making a list of my favorite forests in the world. Let’s start with Oaxaca’s Sierra Juárez, home of Guelatao San Antonio Cuajimoloyas, Ixtlán de Juárez, Santa Catarina Ixtepeji, Santa María Yavesia, and Santa Catarina Lachatao What connects these communities are the forests and Indigenous histories. All …

South Africa Slang

South Africa Flag Here we translate South African English and a bit of Afrikaans to American English and Spanish. Howzit, my China! Don’t check me skeef. Ag Shame – I feel sorry for you (often sarcastically used); also: how sweet! (e.g. in reference to a child, or a young animal) – Lo siento por ti …

Yugambeh

Indigenous Languages The Yugambeh-speaking people are the traditional custodians of the land located in southeast Queensland and northeast New South Wales, now within the Logan City, Gold Coast, Scenic Rim, and Tweed City regions whose ancestors all spoke one or more dialects of the Yugambeh Language. The Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre aims to record and promote …

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 Following the UN declaration, @GovHawaii proclaimed 2019 the Year of Indigenous Languages in Hawaiʻi. ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi has been recognized an official state language since 1978, and is still only one of two U.S. states with …

Kuáhl

Indigenous Languages Kudos to Pie de Pagina for featuring the story of the last speakers of Kuáhl, an Indigenous language native to Baja California. They made their own museum to preserve their culture. Ku’ahl is a linguistic derivation of the Paipai. A sign for the “Ku’ahl Museum” is seen on the road leading to the …

Russian

Elsewhere on the Web enchantedlearning.com Russian Vocabulary отлично = atlichna = great Да = Yes Dacha https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dacha Спокойствие, только спокойствие! = Keep calm Twitter @UNEP_Russian Wikipedia Russian alphabet Planeta.com Language Russia

Death Notebook

Photo If I should die in a car wreck, may I have Van Morrison on my tape deck. – U-Li La Lu, Poi Dog Pondering Now it’s over I’m dead and I haven’t done anything that I want (now it’s over) / Or, I’m still alive and there’s nothing I want to do. – They …