• What can be done to save a language from disappearing?
    The most important thing that can be done to keep a language from disappearing is to create favourable conditions for its speakers to speak the language and teach it to their children. This often requires;national policies that recognize and protect minority languages,Education systems that promote mother-tongue instruction, andCreative collaboration between community members and linguists to...
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  • What does it mean to say that a language is extinct?
    The linguists who edited the UNESCO Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger agreed that it should include not only languages that are endangered, but also those that have become extinct in the last half century or so. When we say that a language is extinct, we mean that it is no longer the first tongue that infants learn in their homes, and that the last speaker who did learn the...
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  • Endangered Languages and Diversity
    Namaste, Ce mai faci?, Guten Tag!, Ciao, Bonjour, nǐ hǎo and ¡Hola! are some of the beautiful ways people around the globe greet one another. Language is an expression of art, a means of communication, and an important asset to diversity. However, one would be hard-pressed to find a native speaker of Livonian for which to say Tēriņtš! This is because Livonian has recently...
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  • What does UNESCO do to prevent the endangerment and disappearance of languages?
    UNESCO acts on many fronts to safeguard endangered languages and prevent their disappearance:In education, UNESCO supports policies promoting multilingualism and especially mother tongue literacy; it supports the language component of indigenous education; and raises awareness of the importance of language preservation in education.In culture, UNESCO collects data on endangered and indigenous...
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  • Why you must learn the Igala language
    5 Reasons Why you Should Learn Igala LanguageMost of the time, it was discovered that learning a new language might not be easy at all, but there are many benefits indeed. Many people learn languages for many different reasons, but here I will be discussing cover 5 fundamental reasons why you should learn Igala language.If you’re interested in learning Spanish, you can join my Spanish...
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  • Application for number to Igala words has been extended to accommodate other languages into the program. Interested language community can provide key numbers required as variable to the our NumWeaver program for the conversion works.No programing experience is required as all the dirty works has been done by Igalapedia team.Interested community can initiate a discussion about NumWeaver on their language research and development group with relevant hashtags as available for creating blog post over there
    Application for number to Igala words has been extended to accommodate other languages into the program. Interested language community can provide key numbers required as variable to the our NumWeaver program for the conversion works.No programing experience is required as all the dirty works has been done by Igalapedia team.Interested community can initiate a discussion about NumWeaver on their language research and development group with relevant hashtags as available for creating blog post over there
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  • Here is a tool for converting mathematical and scientific calculations from one unit of measurement to another. Concept of the work is to build a unit conversion tool that is cable of given the values in Igala language with audio support. While the little program from Igalapedia Project has been extended to include other world minority languages, the work can not be complete without seeing the text of converted numbers and units in local languages as conceived.

    This is a wakeup call to world minority language communities, Igala language researchers and developers to see the need for introducing new words and phrases into the language in order to withstand the challenges of today world of digital age. We all fold our arms, crying in the face of language imperialism which is reducing our mother tongues to a content of pages of history books. If effort is not put in place to formulate new words for scientific field of studies into local languages, when on earth are we going to be able to produce our own discoveries with local dialects like IGALA? We are still far from being an independent nation until that days we wake up with mindset of promoting our local contents, naming chemicals, engineeering terminologies, spare parts for machineries and equipment for industrialisation in our local dialect.
    Here is a tool for converting mathematical and scientific calculations from one unit of measurement to another. Concept of the work is to build a unit conversion tool that is cable of given the values in Igala language with audio support. While the little program from Igalapedia Project has been extended to include other world minority languages, the work can not be complete without seeing the text of converted numbers and units in local languages as conceived. This is a wakeup call to world minority language communities, Igala language researchers and developers to see the need for introducing new words and phrases into the language in order to withstand the challenges of today world of digital age. We all fold our arms, crying in the face of language imperialism which is reducing our mother tongues to a content of pages of history books. If effort is not put in place to formulate new words for scientific field of studies into local languages, when on earth are we going to be able to produce our own discoveries with local dialects like IGALA? We are still far from being an independent nation until that days we wake up with mindset of promoting our local contents, naming chemicals, engineeering terminologies, spare parts for machineries and equipment for industrialisation in our local dialect.
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  • Problems of writing articles in Igala language
    Igala is a tonal language and thus, for proper presentation of article in the language, the need to follow all the grammatical rules of tonal markings can not be over emphasised. Tonal marks are indicator for stress of the sound that gives meaning to words and phrases. It is not always easy for an average Igala writter to flow with typing documents since the marks are not readily available on...
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