A few determined parents have raised native-speaking kids in a language that was dead for 200 years.
Source: Hebrew was the only dead language ever to be revived from extinction. Cornish may be next — Quartz
Linguist Edward Vajda went to Siberia with a hunch. He returned with evidence linking a remote Siberian language with Navajo and other Athabaskan languages.
Source: Is this remote Siberian language an ancestor to Navajo? | Public Radio International
Welcome to Native Land. This is a resource for North Americans (and others) to find out more about local indigenous territories and languages.
Source: Native-Land.ca | Our home on native land
Online translation services work for fewer than 100 of the world’s 7,000 languages. A new machine translation technique could change that.
Source: Linguistics Breakthrough Heralds Machine Translation for Thousands of Rare Languages – MIT Technology Review
I only started studying te reo at Te Ataarangi this year, but I knew straight away that there was something different about it – and not just the fact that we use cuisenaire rods instead of pen and paper, writes Nadine Millar.Shame is one of the biggest barriers many of us face in learning Māori
Source: How one approach to learning Māori conquers the shame factor |
The 68 Voces project aims to preserve Mexico’s indigenous languages and their myths, poems, and stories in the form of beautifully animated short films.
Source: 11 Animated Shorts in Mexico’s Indigenous Languages
Whistling is not always an activity to pass the time or express happy thoughts.
Source: Some people really do whistle while they work—here’s why