Yankunytjatjara and Pitjantjatjara videos

Discussion in 'Specific Languages' started by biTsar, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. biTsar

    biTsar Active Member VIP member

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    A little news from down under, some simple and short videos now available in two less studied languages with the same content available in English. Pitjantjatjara has ca. 4000 speakers, and the related Yankunytjatjara ca. 560.

    (click on the flag tab)
    Government of South Australia: Road rules videos

    On the matter of language preservation I don't seem capable of wrapping my head around all the challenges these efforts face. There is a revitalization effort for Pitjanjatjara, even an online language course; their website seems to be down, but here's a description

    Ninti Ngapartji

    "Languages. We can't study them all. But we must try." - Edward Abbey (paraphrased)

    The covers alone on these aboriginal language books make me want to own them all as "furnishings" for my overcrowded bookshelf,

    IAD Press

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  2. Bob

    Bob Active Member VIP member

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    Native Language:
    English
    Intermediate Languages:
    Cebuano, Greek_ancient, Spanish
    Basic Languages:
    Filipino, French, Hebrew_clasical, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian
    Wow at first I thought someone had made up the names of those languages. Indeed my interest is piqued. I even found the publisher's ipad app. Excuse me while I go slay the wanderlust beast.

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