Tag: endangered

Card Game Aims to Revitalize Traditional Mongolian Script

The traditional Mongolian writing system—a vertical top-to-bottom, left-to-right alphabet—dates all the way back to the early days of the Mongol Empire. However, in the script’s homeland, official and day-to-day communications have been written in...

Languages, Plants, and People

K. David Harrison on Environmental Linguistics This is the first of an ongoing series of articles that Language Magazine will be publishing to call attention to the importance of connections between language and environment A walk in...

Drums Amplify Speech Across Amazon

The Amazonian Bora people mimic the rhythm of their language for communication over large distances using drums Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary...

Preserving the Critically Endangered N|uu Language

N|uu is the language of the San people, who were the first hunter-gatherers in southern Africa. The language has 112 distinct sounds including 45 characteristic “clicks” and has been passed down orally for generations....

The Endangered Language Alliance

The Endangered Language Alliance (ELA), an independent non-profit founded in 2010 by a team of linguists, recently worked with Grubin Productions to produce the PBS documentary, Language Matters. The film premiered on January 19,...
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