[Foundation-l] Cherokee Language Classes Offered to Support Cherokee Wikipedia
david at fourkitchens.com
Sat Feb 10 21:30:37 UTC 2007
You're correct that such materials would not belong on Wikipedia, but
I'm sure Wikibooks would love an introduction to Cherokee.
Jeffrey V. Merkey wrote:
> I am setting up an on-line Cherokee Language class that describes the
> structure, syntax, and methods for converting English articles into the
> Cherokee Language to open up the Cherokee Wikipedia to more interested
> editors. I have received numerous requests from other Wikipedia editors
> and admins on creating such a class. Since the rules of Wikipedia
> prohibit using the Wiki's themselves for such content, I will host the
> classes, tests, and instruction lessons on wikigadugi.org.
> I am faced with two possible paths to make the Cherokee Wikipedia
> successful. Be a big fish in a small pond, or try to make the pond
> bigger by raising all ships at the same time. I am choosing the later
> approach and will try to instill competence in the language with
> interested editors. There are a lot of Cherokee people who have
> varying degrees of competence in the language, and the solution is to
> instill greater awareness in the language and teach and transfer the
> knowledge to others.
> The basic tools for machine assisted translation are also completed. We
> now have a version of squid that translates all browsed web content into
> the Cherokee Language. I will be enabling this translating proxy at
> wikigadugi to allow editors to assist in translating content for the
> Cherokee Wikipedia. I will have materials completed and online sometime
> in March, and will begin the classes. To sign up for classes, create an
> account on the Cherokee Wikipedia and I will post a page there for class
> signup for those interested in learning to speak and write in Cherokee.
> donada gohvi.
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