"Have you heard about the deaf children in Nicaragua who developed an entirely new language? Sunday, [my wife] sat on the plane with a man who was on his way to Nicaragua where he is making a documentary about the children who invented this language. Apparently, it’s a very rare case of a language being invented before our eyes; I thought it might be interesting for linguistics class."
Check out this 7-minute clip to learn more.
Monday, February 16, 2015
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|Josh's Chickasaw name is "Lokosh," which means "gourd"|
The specific phrases I asked for were: "chukma," which means "hello;" "[Name] se-holhchifo-ut" (My name is); and "Chipitsaliket Chukma" (or "Chukma chipitsaliket", either of which translates as "It's good to see you").
After I spoke with Joshua, he introduced me to JoAnn Ellis, a native speaker of Chickasaw, who teaches Chickasaw language classes here at ECU (enroll, guys!). She also generously agreed to help us out.
Posted by Steve Benton at 11:35 AM
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Send us a link to a YouTube video clip that shows someone else doing it.
Say no less than the conversation requires (Click here for a negative example).
Say no more than the conversation requires
Don't say what you believe to be false
Don't say things for which you lack evidence
Don't be obscure
Don't be ambiguous
Stick to the topic.
Posted by Steve Benton at 3:09 PM