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2013-06-03 23:18:41

Transparent Language offers world-class technology to preserve and promote under-resourced languages. (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 Transparent Language Inc., a leading provider of language-learning technology for the government, education, corporate, library, and consumer markets, announced the launch of the 7000 Languages Project, an expanded initiative to provide innovative technology to the proponents and practitioners of under-resourced languages, free of charge. According to Ethnologue, there...

2012-06-23 23:01:24

Transparent Language contributes learning material in support of the Endangered Languages Project powered by Google. Nashua, NH (PRWEB) June 22, 2012 Transparent Language, Inc., a leading provider of language-learning technology for government, education, corporations, libraries, and consumers, has joined the Alliance for Linguistic Diversity in support of the Endangered Languages Project. The Endangered Languages Project is a website for people to find and share the most up-to-date and...

Google Wants To Save Dead Languages
2012-06-22 04:59:55

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com You can do a lot of really cool things when you have a ton of cash. Take Jeff Bezos, for instance. The Amazon CEO has been a fan of space and space travel since he was a boy. So, using his massive fortune, he created a team dedicated to finding the Apollo 11 engines which had been lost in the Atlantic ocean for over 40 years. Taking a more anthropologic approach, Google announced on Thursday they will launch the Endangered Languages Project, dedicated to...

2009-11-02 06:57:32

Elder Tommy George has not spoken his aboriginal language of Kuku Thaypan for three years, since his brother died. "It might die in the throat, but it stays alive in the heart," he said to the Queensland Courier-Mail in June, 2009. What happens when you no longer have anyone to talk to in your own language? "A language is not just words and grammar; it is a web of history that binds all the people who once spoke the language, all the things they did together, all the knowledge they imparted...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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