Proposals Endangered Languages from March, 2013
This talking dictionary is intended to include and empower our L2 Tuscarora language students by giving them a voice on a digital platform that represents the Tuscarora language as it exists today. This talking dictionary will include audio clips of members of our language program and students of the language on a digital platform to ensure accessibility and ease anxieties that come with trying to pronounce a sometimes impenetrable orthography.
The Right to Speak Ik will mobilize, build capacity and create awareness for a handful of remaining Ik speakers in Uganda’s remotest region of Karamoja to use Digital technologies particularly mobile phones, digital cameras and micro blogs to not only document and preserve important ancestral knowledge and cultural wealth found in the endangered IK language but also encourage the next generation of speakers.
InCHeS will train the local communities to document the Suba culture and language through audio- visual and photography. We plan to have interviews, cultural workshops, meetings, open days and other related sports, cultural stories, historical accounts. For example ‘Story of Nyamgondho Wuod Ombare’ about key places, events, figures, modern day social issues – fishing, agriculture, politics and cultural events such as music.