Tag Archives: language

Evidence of Language Discovered in Monkeys

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TEDx Week

This week we’ll be distributing all the talks recorded last week at TEDxKampala. What was TEDxKampala? On November 23rd, 2009, Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor ...
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Coming Soon, Twitter in Your Language!

Long limited to English and Japanese, Twitter is crowd-sourcing translations for its interface. Starting with German, French, Spanish, and Italian, Twitter is going multi-lingual. ...
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Gmail Adds Transliteration

One of the biggest complaints from a lot of non-english speakers is that there’s an inherent bias towards English and other languages that use Roman ...
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This Blog in Luganda

I met Miquel from Maneno at Barcamp Africa a few months ago. He told me about his start-up blog platform and their efforts to support ...
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Okulwanira Empuliziganya Y’omungalo, N’okutataganyizibwa Kwayo

Christian Kreutz atunuulira engeri omulembe gw’ebyempulizaganya eby’omungalo (amasimu) bwe gukyase wabula ne gufuuka kanaaluzaala mu nsi ezikyakula… Annyonnyola nti embeera y’okulwanirira okutumbula ebyempuliziganya bino ...
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State of African Language Wikimedia Projects

Greenman reviews African language wikimedia contributions and how far they’ve come since May… Afrikaans remains the largest African language Wikipedia (and 79th largest overall), remaining comfortably ...
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Appfricast 4

Back to the Future! DotSub subtitles web video in multiple languages, Blueworld gets a make over, Yahoo launches Mail Apps, and YouTube faces competitive threat. [M4A ...
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Buzzwords of African Tech 2009

In preparation for Barcamp Africa I’ve collected a list of words and phrases that I think will define African tech in 2009. They’re definitely ...
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Interview With Luganda/Firefox Translator Olweny San James

In August, students at Makerere University made international news headlines when they undertook the ambitious project of translating Mozilla’s Firefox web browser from English into ...
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