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2014-07-20 23:01:09

Safe Harbour Program celebrates 2 year anniversary of working in Saanich. Saanich Police have made diversity and inclusiveness a big part of their community work thanks to support from AMSSA's Safe Harbour Program. Saanich, British Columbia (PRWEB) July 20, 2014 Since 2004, AMSSA’s Safe Harbour Program has been spreading from its original home in Nanaimo, BC to over 1000 locations across BC and Canada. The Safe Harbour Program is funded by the provincial government’s Embrace BC...

2014-05-29 23:07:15

Transparent Language donates world-class technology to the 7000 Languages Project to benefit under-supported languages. Nashua, New Hampshire and Fairbanks, Alaska (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Transparent Language, Inc. and the Doyon Foundation today announced the launch of the Doyon Foundation 7000 Partnership. The goal of the partnership is to create leading-edge software for the teaching and learning of the Athabascan languages of Alaska’s Doyon region, which encompasses approximately 12.5...

2014-04-17 11:32:24

Max Planck researchers reveal relationships between rare languages in the Colombian Amazon The only linguistic data available for Carabayo, a language spoken by an indigenous group that lives in voluntary isolation, is a set of about 50 words. This list was compiled in 1969 during a brief encounter with one Carabayo family. Frank Seifart of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and Juan Alvaro Echeverri of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in...

2014-04-02 23:29:03

To participate, donors must be at least 16 – written consent is required for minors – and weigh 110 pounds or more. Powhatan, Va. (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Virginia Blood Services will host a community blood drive at Tidewater Physical Therapy’s Powhatan clinic Friday, April 4 from 1 to 6 p.m. To participate, donors must be at least 16 – written consent is required for minors – and weigh 110 pounds or more. A donor history form at vadonor.org also can help potential donors know...

New Analysis Reveals Relationship Between Siberian And North American Languages
2014-03-13 08:51:04

PLOS Evolutionary analysis applied to the relationship between North American and Central Siberian languages may indicate that people moved out from the Bering Land Bridge, with some migrating back to central Asia and others into North America, according to a paper published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on March 12, 2014 by Mark Sicoli, from Georgetown University and Gary Holton from University of Alaska Fairbanks. Languages evolve slowly overtime and may even follow human...

2013-07-02 23:26:38

Throughout Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, an area filled with ancient Mayan temples, ruins, and ethnic traditions, this past week’s summer solstice of 2013 took on a different significance with the simultaneous occurrence of the "Super Moon." At Hotel Xixim (http://www.hotelxixim.com), a Mayan style retreat resort located on the white sand beaches of the Celestun Biosphere Reserve, guests and employees alike arose before dawn to view the celestial show. Celestun, Yucatan (PRWEB)...

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
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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