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By: Lowell Ringel. An Endangered Language  There are approximately 6000 languages in active use today worldwide.

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1 By: Lowell Ringel

2 An Endangered Language  There are approximately 6000 languages in active use today worldwide. brary/language.gif

3 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.

4 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.

5 Locations of the Oneida Language

6 Wasco-Wishram  Speakers: about 70 with 7 monolinguals.  Region:  History: A Chinook language  Preservation: none that I can find

7 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

8 Bibliography  Krivoruchko, Julia. "Judeo-Greek." Jewish Language Research Website. Jewish Language Research Website, 26 Jul Web. 7 Apr  "Revitalizing Language." Oneida Indian Nation. Oneida Indian Nation, 07 May Web. 7 Apr  "The Wasco-Wishram Dialect of Wasco-Wishram (wac)." MultiTree: A Digital Library of Language Relationships. The Linguist List, Web. 7 Apr


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