Archive for Language

Indigenous Languages and Technology

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I had the pleasure of participating this week on a very exciting panel at South By Southwest on the future of the use of new online technologies in indigenous languages. Wuqu’ Kawoq | Maya Health Alliance has worked hard to advocate for the use of Mayan languages in…

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Neologisms (new words) in Kaqchikel

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NOTE:  This article is written in Spanish, English and Kaqchikel.  To read it in Spanish or English, see below.  To read it in Kaqchikel, click: kaktzij. NEOLOGISMOS EN KAQCHIKEL NEOLOGISMS IN KAQCHIKEL written by Juan Ajsivinac Sian (English version written by Justin Rill) Los idiomas mayas son habladas…

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Linguistic Conference (FAMLi)

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Because WK | Maya Health Alliance has such a strong commitment to language issues, we often find ourselves providing logistical and technical support for linguists and linguistic projects going on in Guatemala. For example, we recently played local host for a major international linguistics conference called Form and Analysis…

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