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Episode Info: This episode effortlessly covers the full language world, from Sean Paul to the UN Declaration of Human Rights. via GIPHY It's the United Nations Year of Indigenous Languages Up to 95% of the world’s languages might be extinct or endangered by the end of the century. And most of them are indigenous, meaning that they spoken by the indigenous people of a region. In this show, you'll discover What’s an indigenous language? Why does it matter so much that we preserve these languages? Hint: Because it's a HUMAN RIGHT Should any country at all have an official language? And where do you start if you want to learn an indigenous language? And we think you love a quiz as much as we do, so don't miss out the indigenous language quiz in this episode. Support This Podcast Like all podcasts, the Fluent Show is supported by your online reviews and word of mouth. If you liked this episode, please tell someone about it. Click here to tweet about the show, go to your Podcasts app and leave us a review, or simply text a friend about the Fluent Show. Thank you!Sponsored By:italki: Get $10 USD in italki Credits with your first lesson purchase - no code required, click here to claim this offerSupport The Fluent ShowLinks:Episode 37: The Secret Languages of Great Britain (with an expert from Omniglot) by Fluent LanguageLanguage is Everything: Talking Language Activism with WikitonguesUN information about indigenous languagesLanguage StoriesLangFest17 - Lindsay Willams - Why + how you should learn a language you've never heard of - YouTubeEmma Stevens - Blackbird by The Beatles sung in Mi'kmaq - YouTubeWikitongues.orgLinguistic rights - Wikipedia7000 LanguagesSean Paul: 'Language barrier' a problem for dancehall artists - BBC NewsJamaica's patois Bible: The word of God in creole - BBC News — A few Jamaican patois rules Plural nouns are made with the word "dem" ("they" or "them" in English) - so the plural of "uoli prafit" ("holy prophet") is "uoli prafit dem", and the plural of "enimi" ("enemy") is "enimi dem" The past tense is marked by the word "did" - so "he lived" is, in patois, "im did liv" The future tense can be marked with " a go" or "wi" ("will") - "Im a go siev" is "He will save", and "Yu wi nuo" is "You will know" The World's Most Controversial K-Pop Group - YouTubeOmniglot - the online encyclopedia of writing systems and languagesWhy Indigenous Languages Should Be Taught Alongside French and English - ChatelaineWhy cultural death is a shared loss | Inky Gibbens | TEDxCambridgeUniversity - YouTubeWhat Gets Easier When You Study More Languages? by Fluent LanguageTalk To Me In KoreanThe Add1 ChallengeThe Alphabets : Atlas of Endangered AlphabetsEthnologue: Languages of the World
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