Stories about Language from September, 2006
Onnik Krikorian continues his periodic reporting on Yezidis in Armenia and neighboring countries, touching on issues of how Yezidis fit into the Kurdish community.
Edward Lucas, the Central and East European correspondent of The Economist, writes about Bulgaria, the Cyrillic alphabet and the EU.
Timor Online writes about the 1st Lusofonia Games to be held between 7-15 October 2006 in Macau. Portuguese speaking countries and regions will compete for glories in the sports of football, futsal, beach volleyball, volleyball, basketball, taekwondo, table tennis and athletics. Apart from exciting competitions, impressive cultural performances will compose...
In his yesterday's Balkans Blog Roundup, Ljubisa Bojic quoted this passage on Montenegro by a Serbian blogger: […] I know how things operate down there. Its also a privatised state – I wonder how long it will be before the Europeans become intolerant of all those Russian businessmen who own...
My Africa informs us about a new Swahili text-to-speech software released by the Local Language Speech Technology Initiative (LLSTI).
Meskel Square does not understand why UN agencies and charities set up advertising banners in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, using English-language captions.
This is the first of a set of postings offering a roundup of the Esperanto-language blogosphere, culminating with a posting to review the Esperanto-Day postings. Esperanto Day is a project sponsored by the Esperanto League for North America that proposes that bloggers everywhere post a bilingual posting in Esperanto (and...
Kenyan Entrepreneur does not think the President of Kenya, Mwai Kibaki, should speak Sheng, which is neither an official nor a national language: “I mean, seriously…he keeps corrupting what is supposed to be the national language!“
Black Star Journal points us to a radio interview of the Kenyan author, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, on his new novel, Wizard of the Crow.
Chipla reflects on South Africa's lesson to the world: birds of not so much a feather can still flock together. And in so doing, they become one flock.