Stories about Language from August, 2017
Macedonian ‘Moby-Dick’ Translator Ognen Čemerski, 42, Was a Meticulous Linguist and Engaged Educator
Čemerski passed away on August 25 of cancer. Beyond literature, he was remembered as someone who made thoughtful commentary about the tense state of affairs in Macedonia.
How to Save Languages from Dying, and What I Learned While Documenting My Own
Half of the world’s languages are dying, but we can help preserve the age-old cultural heritage contained in them by documenting the languages around us in digital form.
Indigenous Nepali Language With Only Two Fluent Speakers Sees Pages of Hope in Newly Launched Dictionary
Kusunda, a dying language of Nepal with only a few speakers, gets a new book containing the history and culture of the endangered tribe which will help save the language.
Tata Genaro Ramírez: The Farmer Who Revived the Nawat Language in El Salvador
Genaro inspired a new generation of Náhuat teachers, he launched the enthusiasm for the documentation of the language, broke taboos, and made the language known in El Salvador.
Think You've Mastered Tongue Twisters? Try Them in Lezgi!
While widely spoken in the Caucasus, Lezgi is an endangered language. But YouTube users are doing their best to save it.