I'm still recovering from my trip to Europe where I tried to practice some Manx and Welsh (as well as learn about how each language is being revitalized), and I'm excited to be working on a few ideas for posts (and possible articles elsewhere) BUT........it's time to introduce August's language before September gets here. This month, I'll start working on....
EUCHEE / YUCHI
I've heard about this language a while ago and I've been wanting to get in touch with the people working to keep this language going, but now that they've lost two elders in a span of less than a year, I'm hoping to see what I can do to help out. Of course, it'll be about 12 months before I can start speaking at the level I'd like to (1000 words, remember?), and much longer to really grasp the language, but I've also learned a lot from the other languages on the list in regards to what's being done and what can be done to keep the language going, so perhaps I can incorporate those as I study. We shall see!
Right now I feel like there's a lack of posts but more stuff going on "behind-the-scenes," and after one more out-of-town trip, I'll be ready to get some more posts in. I'm very excited to get to the next phase of language learning and language helping!
Thanks for sticking around. More by September 1st!
And hey, here's a quick sample of Yuchi, taken from the Euchee/Yuchi Language Project website:
ÔnzO yUdjEha gO’wAdAnA-A n@wadOnô!
(Our Yuchi language will not die!)