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Gwenaelle Lefeuvre

Bonjour, I’m Gwenaëlle!

I’m a particle physicist by day, volunteer translator and editor for GV Lingua French by night, language passionate 24/7. Strong advocate that the languages we speak all deserve equal respect, and that Europe could be a better place if it valued its regional languages, I tweet on the topic at @DiffractedWord (personal account) and @AcademieDuGallo (organisation I co-founded for the revival of Gallo, the Romance language of Brittany). I grew up in France, lived in NY State, am now settled on the South English coast and never go to India often enough.

Also a cheese-lover, a chatterbox, and a bookworm. Get in touch!

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Latest posts by Gwenaelle Lefeuvre

2 March 2018

Creating Memes in the Guernésiais Language to Join the “Big Friendly Family of Tiny Languages”

Initiatives like #memeML have helped participants like the Guernsey Language Commission "realise that you’re not alone, but part of a big friendly family of tiny languages around the world."

26 February 2018

Spreading Traditional Wisdom Through Memes in the Hawai'i Language

As part of the 2018 #MemeML challenge, @aloha_aina published several memes infused with Hawaiian wisdom called ‘ōlelo no’aeau or “poetic sayings”.

19 February 2018

The Acadian French Language Finding New Frontiers Online Through Memes

Thanks to the work of Langue Acadienne project, the Acadian French language is being promoted during the Mother Language Meme Challenge.

25 July 2017

A Storytelling Initiative Aims to Preserve Urban Linguistic Diversity

"What is it like to speak to an audience that is not understanding your language?"

13 June 2017

‘Untranslatable’ Blog Shines a Light on the Unique Vocabulary of Small Languages

Do you know what "vakasteglok" in the Mwotlap language means? How about "kwadi" in the Hunsrik language?

2 August 2014

Mapping for Niger Turns One, Community Reflects

The Mapping for Niger grantee project celebrates its first anniversary with all its contributors, who reflect on what participating in the project has meant to them.