Let’s Save Languages on Good News Tuesday

Hello out there dear readers. How is your week going? I hope you are well and if not that someone is around to support you. My good vibes come your way anyway!!!

It is Tuesday and that, of course, means “Good News Tuesday”. I am very grateful that I was able to learn English and French at school and later on Dutch at an adult learning school. My French and Dutch are nowhere near as good as my English. But knowing two languages gives me the chance to speak to people all over the world. It also means that I get support in my cancer journey from literally everywhere. Thanks folks! You rock!!!! 🙂

I always loved to learn languages and I was really surprised that there are many languages nowadays that are endangered. 7000 languages are spoken on this planet and around 500 are endangered. Imagine that you are one of the few who speaks your language. Or maybe you are in this situation?

I think losing a language is an awful thing and so did Daniel Bögre Udell. So he developed Wikitongue an online library for endangered languages. He employs many volunteers who record speakers of an endangered language for uploading on Wikitongue. You can find examples on their YouTube channel. Also find out more about their story on the Good News Network page: Hundreds of Endangered Languages Are Being Preserved Thanks to This Guy and His Army of Volunteers.

I know the new year is gone for some time and certainly the new year of 2019 but Wikitongues made a video of how to say “Happy New Year” in several languages for the “International Year of Indigenous Languages” in 2019 and I thought it would be fun to listen to it:

video credit: Wikitongues via YouTube

You can find out more about Wikitongue on their homepage. Support them on their Patreon Page. Or sign up for their Newsletter here.

This post takes part in “Good News Tuesday” inspired by JoAnna on “Anything Possible”. Please head over and find more wonderful and inspiring stories. Thanks!

Limits of my world

defined by my humble words

hear the wind singing

Happy Tuesday to you all despite everything!

Just one more thing before you go: The hospital that is treating me for cancer is fundraising for a dedicated breast cancer unit which would allow same-day diagnosis and better premises for patients and staff.

Please, if you can spare a little money hop over to their Just Giving Page and give as little or much as you can. Or share the page on your social media. Your support means a lot to me! Thank you very much.

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