An Endangered Language There are approximately 6000 languages in active use today worldwide. http://edweb.tusd.k12.az.us/sabino/li brary/language.gif
Categorizing Languages There are three different classifications to measure the long term survival of languages: “Safe” - A language falls into this category if in one hundred years children will probably still be using this language. “Endangered”- A language falls into this category if in one hundred years children will probably NOT be using this language. “Moribund”- A language falls into this category if no children today speak it.
The Oneida Language Speakers: between 160 and 514 Located: in Ontario, central New York, and around Green Bay, Wisconsin History: Iroquoian-based language Preservation: Extensive preservation efforts, but only for cultural preservation, not primary language usage.
Wasco-Wishram Speakers: about 70 with 7 monolinguals. Region: History: A Chinook language Preservation: none that I can find
English (Français)Wishram One (Un)IxtIxt Two (Deux)Môkčt Three (Trois)Łun Four (Quatre)Lakt Five (Cinq)GwεnεmGwεnεm Man (Homme)Ikala Woman (Femme)Agagilak Sun (Soleil)Agałax Moon (Lune)Akulmin Water (Eau)Iłčqoa English to Wasco-Wishram
Bibliography Krivoruchko, Julia. "Judeo-Greek." Jewish Language Research Website. Jewish Language Research Website, 26 Jul 2002. Web. 7 Apr 2011.. "Revitalizing Language." Oneida Indian Nation. Oneida Indian Nation, 07 May 2010. Web. 7 Apr 2011.. "The Wasco-Wishram Dialect of Wasco-Wishram (wac)." MultiTree: A Digital Library of Language Relationships. The Linguist List, Web. 7 Apr 2011..