Gaeilge (Irish)

Languages Gaeilge.ie: Irish is one of the oldest and most historic written languages in the world. The earliest evidence of this is preserved in Ogham inscriptions dating from the fifth century. Now Irish can now be found in more than 4,500 books, on the television, on the radio, in the newspapers, magazines, and on the …

Afrikaans

Afrikaans is spoken in South Africa and Namibia. It is a West Germanic language and a daughter language of Dutch, originating in its 17th century dialects. While the number of total speakers of Afrikaans is unknown, estimates range between 15 and 23 million. Lekker dat jy die taal probeer praat! = Nice that you tried …

Māori Language

Graphic New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Planeta.com spotlights the annual Māori Language Week. We are updating this page with key links, headlines and links to social web channels including Facebook and Twitter. Vocabulary is featured here. Key LinksMāori Language CommissionTe Taura Whiri I te Reo Māori FacebookTe Wiki o te Reo Māori Planeta.comhttps://www.planeta.com/maori-language-week-2019 HeadlinesNZ’s unique te …

French

France Flag French = the Romance language of France, also used in parts of Belgium, Switzerland, and Canada, in several countries of northern and western Africa and the Caribbean, and elsewhere Recommended ListeningGender assignment in French – An explanation for why words are assigned either masculine or feminine gender in the French language. arteradio.com silenceradio.org …

Kahu huruhuru

Lingo Cards It’s fun to learn the Māori language. Kahu huruhuru = Feather cloak Huruhuru = Feather Kahu = Cloak NewsworthyIn the news because Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wore the kahu to Buckingham Palace for a dinner hosted by the Queen of England to celebrate the Commonwealth. Elsewhere on the WebMāori treasure kahu huruhuru (feather …

Language Links

Photo: Royston Rascals, Kool Links related to language presented in somewhat random fashion: [email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@aikumaproject SoundcloudThe AllusionistKumoontun PlayThink you can identify global languages? Play the Great Language Game. HeadlinesWhy are we learning languages in a closed world?The key to cracking long-dead languages?worlds-languages-traced-back-single-african-mother-tongue-scientistshow-morality-changes-in-a-foreign-languagethe-glossary-of-happinesslanguage-immigrants-multiethnolect/420285digital-language-divideThe word-hoard: Robert Macfarlane on rewilding our language of landscapeUnmanning Space Language EssayLanguage, like food, …

How to be a Responsible Traveler

Photo: Ron and Zoe Travel around the globe continues to mature and offer options for travelers wishing their journeys to be as eco-friendly, people-friendly, and place-friendly as possible. While there are few standard definitions used by locals and visitors alike, most travelers simply want to have a good trip that causes no harm and most locals …

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Dates for the 2020 Māori Language Week are September 14-20. Te wiki o te reo Māori (Māori Language Week) is a popular, government-sponsored initiative promoting the use of Māori language. The week is part of the broader Māori language revival and raises public awareness for Māori language revitalization, learning, and …

Tourism Definitions

Artwork Spotlight EssayNew terms are springing up such as coffee tourism and smart tourism. there are also less formal experiences such as meetups. The fact is that people tend to customize their own definitions to suit their interests or situation. This is the long tail of multiple definitions and options for travelers and locals alike. …