Where are my manners? I meant to post the real Endangered Language #4 for April shortly after my April Fool's prank post. (Yes, it was a joke. No, I'm not learning Klingon. Yet. Although here's a fun fact: there are more speakers of Klingon than there are of 135 other languages in the world.)
Anyway, I was also on the fence about which language to work on next. There are so many good ones, and so many good language causes out there I'd love to get connected with (like this fundraiser for Living Quechua). There seems to be a lot of buzz concerning revitalizing Native American languages, but I'm trying not to focus too much on one region of the world, so I'll come back to more of those later.
In the meantime, in honor of my dear friend Cattie who has moved to Australia, I've chosen a language spoken in her part of the world:
Noongar is spoken in Southwest Australia, and to be honest, I'm not sure exactly how the name is "officially" spelled, and whether it's a single language or a family of dialects (and which one to study if that's the case). I suppose that's what I'm going to find out, isn't it?
I might just have to go to Australia to do that. (Please please please....)
Time to get cracking. After all, I have language #5 right around the corner! Plus, updates on EL #1-#4 coming up!