Esperanto

Esperanto Flag Esperanto = most widely spoken constructed international auxiliary language. It was created by L. L. Zamenhof in 1887 Headlines https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/10/trump-refers-defense-secretary-esper-esperanto-tweet-syria.amp Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperanto Planeta.com Language The Value of Communication = El Valor de la Comunicación

Death Notebook

Photo: Ayöök Ceramics, Postcard Fave quotes about death and dying A colleague of mine described Día de los Muertos as ‘the only time during the year when the veil that separates our world from the next is lifted.’ – Joshua Berman, Día de los Muertos: What I’ve learned about Day of the Dead (so far) …

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 …

International Year of Indigenous Languages Links

Photo Links related to the International Year of Indigenous Languages presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines Why do so few Aussies speak an Australian language? – The Conversation Twitter Moment International Year 2019 International Year Guatemala lenguasindigenas.digital https://www.facebook.com/FLLii2019 @FLLii2019 Guatemala hosts indigenous language internet festival – Contxto Australia http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/commissioner/tsbakeoff Mexico http://www.onunoticias.mx/abren-convocatoria-para-trabajos-de-investigacion-en-el-contexto-del-ano-internacional-de-las-lenguas-indigenas-2019 USA App saving indigenous …

Lingo Cards

Photo: LIngo Sticks Lingo Cards are vocabulary word cards created by Ron Mader and shared online with the attribution-sharealike license for free use and reuse. The cards were developed for Ron’s workshops to make learning new language less intimidating. Flickr Buzzword Bingo Photos Planeta.com The Value of Communication = El Valor de la Comunicación Language …

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 …

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 …