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Cherokee language added to Microsoft Office Web Apps

Cherokee language added to Microsoft Office Web Apps | language | Scoop.it

The Cherokee Nation finished its largest translation project to date, adding the Cherokee language to Microsoft Office Web Apps.


Via Charles Tiayon
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This applies to language.  People are trying to make a difference and preserve languages.  The Cherokee language has been added to Microsoft Office and other web apps.  This could encourage the revival of other languages.  This can cause countries to change their education and base it on a new language because it has been added to the new technology.  This can cause a sudden arrise in the interest in old languages.

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What Happens When A Language's Last Monolingual Speaker Dies?

What Happens When A Language's Last Monolingual Speaker Dies? | language | Scoop.it
A 93-year-old who spoke only Chickasaw, one of about 65 fluent Chickasaw speakers, died last week.

Via Charles Tiayon
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This applies to language and culture.  Don't let your native language or culture die out because once it's gone, it's gone forever.  A 93-year-old woman who spoke only Chickasaw, who was one of about 65 fluent Chickasaw speakers left, died last week.  Oklahoma is trying to preserve this language and create and app, website, and other things accessable to the public so they can learn the Chickasaw language.  This can create an international movement to try and create a way to preserve all the dying native languages and cultures.  Cultures and languages can be saved and people can be educated and have a connection with their ancestors and their language.

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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, January 9, 2014 6:15 PM

Emily Johnson Dickerson died at her home in Ada, Okla., last week. She was the last person alive who spoke only the Chickasaw language.

"This is a sad day for all Chickasaw people because we have lost a cherished member of our Chickasaw family and an unequaled source of knowledge about our language and culture," Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby said in a news release. TheChickasaw Nation has about 55,000 members and is based in the southern part of central Oklahoma.

Dickerson, 93, was one of about 65 people fluent in the Chickasaw language, which has seen its number of speakers shrink from thousands since the 1960s.

"Chickasaw was the dominant language in Chickasaw Nation, both prior to and following removal [when Chickasaw people were forced to relocate to Indian Territory*]," says Joshua Hinson, director of the Chickasaw Language Revitalization Program. "It was the late 1880s, 1890s and into the 1900s when we started to see a shift toward English."

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New Irish language centre in Belfast

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A new Irish language centre opens in east Belfast later to cope with the increasing number of learners.

Via Leicester Worker
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This article applies to Language.  If you open show people the door and the opportunity they will arrise to the challence with no questions asked.  A new Irish language centre opened up in est Belfast to cope with the increasing number of people who want to learn the Irish language.  This can cause people internationally to open up places like this to the public and provide backround and knowledge of a culture or cultures.  They can learn language and it would help adults and children get a further education.  This could bring back native languages and change the world language or a nations dominant language. 

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