Monday, January 12, 2009
Language Preservation: Scotland, Ireland, and America
To preserve the languages of our ancestors, to pray in their native language - the language of the spirits - it is necessary for the passion for the language to be carried on by the next generations. Here are a few examples of younger people doing good work, from Alba (Gàidhlig), Éire (Gaeilge), and America (multiple Native tongues):
Ireland: Will the Irish Language Survive?
An award-winning documentary filmed and produced by the Norman High School Native American Club. It examines the endangered languages of Native Americans through the eyes of the Elders.
Norman OK students' film courtesy of newsok.com