Hindi

Languages Wikipedia: Hindi (Devanagari: हिन्दी, IAST: Hindī), is an Indo-Aryan language, one of the official languages of India, and the first language of the majority of the populace in the Hindi Belt. Outside India, Hindi is an official language in Fiji, and is spoken in significant numbers in Mauritius, South Africa, Suriname, Guyana, and Trinidad …

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 …

Bilingual Signs

Buzzwords 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 …

Gaelic

Languages Gaelic = Wikipedia: Gaelic is an adjective that means “pertaining to the Gaels”. As a noun, it may refer to the group of languages spoken by the Gaels, or to any one of the languages individually. In particular, the different Celtic languages spoken in both Ireland and Scotland are very often referred to just …

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 …

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 …

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 Examples Ombudsperson Straw Person Planeta.com https://planeta.com/gender People