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Endangered Alphabets Kickstarter from Language Log at UPENN

Eric Baković  from UPENN, writes about Tim Brookes’ Endangered Alphabets project its second Kickstarter project, Endangered Alphabets II: Saving Languages in Bangladesh. You can follow the links to find out more; copied below is the text from the Kickstarter page, with images provided by Tim Brookes and Hailey Neal. If you feel moved to pledge […]

Maung Nyeu is helping his people put their language and stories on record

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — The first-grader was still crying when he came home, an hour’s walk from school, his hands smarting from two days of being smacked with a cane. “You must go back,” his parents said in Marma, their native language. Since the government had begun trucking tens of thousands […]

Our Golden Hour Part II: Gifts from Bangladesh

A nervous third-grader… As I was saying in Part I of this extremely short series of posts about Our Golden Hour, on Sunday morning I met with Maung Nyeu (the founder of this wonderful non-profit) at Algiers Cafe on Brattle Street in Cambridge. I handed over the materials created by […]

Our Golden Hour Part I: Gifts for Bangladesh

Quite quietly, in the upper room of Algiers Cafe on Brattle Street in Cambridge, an extraordinary seasonal gift exchange took place yesterday morning. I was meeting with my friend, colleague, and collaborator Maung Nyeu, founder of the amazing non-profit organization Our Golden Hour, which aims to provide mother-tongue education for […]

Endangered Alphabets

Wow. Even as your intrepid Endangered Alphabets team (Maung Nyeu, our friend and collaborator from the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh, calligrapher/printer Jamie Kutner, Cindy Barnes, myself, and invisible back-in-Vermont laser-dude Paul Ledak) are recovering from several weeks of intense exertion and excitement, it’s time to tell you what actually happened down […]