Zoroastrian Dari Community Reaction to Chouette Films Video Installation

By Martha Tsutsui|January 4, 2018|ELDP Special Event/Output|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, ELDP grantee Saloumeh Gholami tells us about sharing this video created by Chouette Films from documentation of Dari speakers from Saloumeh’s project. Please tell us a bit about the event. What sparked it? I had sent the video to one of my colleagues who was collaborating with me on the Dari project. Two hours later, I saw that the video had appeared on various Telegram

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Publication of the First Two Books Written in Pesh

By Martha Tsutsui|November 30, 2017|ELDP Special Event/Output|0 comments

Claudine Chamoreau, one of our ELDP grantees has edited and published the first two books written in Pesh with translations into Spanish, French, and English (at the end of each book). There is also an audiovisual version available for both books; the first publication is now available. Funders for the books and the documentary were: Centre d’Etudes Mexicaines et Centraméricaines (CEMCA), Laboratory of Excellence – Empirical Foundations of Linguistics (LABEX-EFL) and the

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Stories and Songs from Kagate – illustrated picture book

By Martha Tsutsui|November 23, 2017|ELDP Special Event/Output|0 comments

  This book is an illustrated collection of stories from the documentation of Syuba (Tibetic, Nepal). The illustrations were made by Ng Xiao Yan as part of an ongoing project at NTU Singapore to connect students in the School of Art, Design and Media with people working on language documentation. The illustrations are beautiful, I’m still in awe of how well she captured features of Syuba life. From the introduction:

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The Mawng Ngaralk Mawng Language Website

By Martha Tsutsui|November 17, 2017|ELDP Special Event/Output|0 comments

Ruth Singer is an ELDP grantee who works with the languages Mawng, Kunbarlang and Kunwinjku (a variety of Bininj Kunwok). Her website, Mawng Ngaralk Mawng Language, shares documentation of the Mawng, Kunwinjku and Kunbarlang languages in the form of teaching materials, traditional stories, historical narratives, songs, and a Mawng dictionary. This website was initially funded by an Indigenous Languages Support grant from the Australian Government in 2014, and designed by Ruth and Marion

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Launch of the Mehri Center for Research and Studies

By Martha Tsutsui|November 9, 2017|ELDP Special Event/Output|0 comments

The Mehri Center for Research and Studies was officially launched on October 2nd, 2017 in al-Ghaidhah. It was first conceived by a group of Mehri speakers in eastern Yemen in 2016. This event was the first occasion for people from outside the Center’s committee to learn about plans for the Center. Over 100 people from Yemen and Oman attended the launch. The event included several examples of the performance of

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Guardianes de la Lengua: Documentary Series on Latin America’s Endangered Languages

By Martha Tsutsui|October 6, 2017|ELDP Special Event/Output|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, ELDP grantee Santiago Durante shares on a documentary series about endangered languages which he has been working on for Argentinean public cultural television channel, Canal Encuentro.  Please tell us a bit about the documentary series. This documentary series is called Guardianes de la Lengua (guardians of the languages), and it is about Latin America’s endangered languages. It consists of eight episodes, one per language: Chana

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Napo Runa Sachamanda Ambiguna  (‘Medicinal plants of the Napo Runa’): An educational video made in collaboration with the speakers of Amazonian Kichwa  

By William Harvey Parker|August 31, 2017|ELDP Special Event/Output|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, depositor Karolina Grzech talks about creating an educational film for the Tena Kichwa-speaking community. Napo Runa Sachamanda Ambiguna is an educational DVD made entirely in Tena Kichwa, an under-described Quechuan language spoken in the Ecuadorian Amazon. It was developed as part of an ELDP-funded project to document and describe the language, and was made possible by additional funds from the Frederick Soddy Trust/Royal Geographical Society. The film

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