Endangered langblrs #2
This is the second post of this kind. As in the last post #1 I want to introduce you to important helpers of revitalising and documenting endangered and lesser-used languages here on tumblr. So, I will name some langblrs that deal partly or wholly with those languages. If you know more of such langblrs please tell me right away and I will mention them in a next post.
Kalaallisut is a lesser-used language and certainly a minority language within the Danish realm.
ლაზური ენა, lazuri ena, or ჭანური ენა, ç̌anuri ena is an endangered Kartvelian language spoken by 22,000 people in Turkey and Georgia that is related to Georgian.
Chikashshanompa’ is a Muscogean language that is currently spoken by less than 75 people in Oklahoma.
Gaeilge is the national language of Ireland but only has around 74,000 mother speakers.
Gàidhlig is also a Celtic language as Irish is and is spoken in Scotland and Canada by only 57,000 mother speakers.
Kernowek is a revived Celtic language that has gained some new mother speakers again.
@fortheloveoflanguistics (Also about language revitalisation in general)
Saami languages are Uralic languages, related to Finnish and Estonian, and are spoken by around 30,000 mother speakers.
I really hope that this will inspire more of you to submit other blogs that deal with a certain endangered, lesser-used or minority/regional language or with language endangerment and revitalisation in general. The network and possibilities of tumblr are such good resources for languages that have hardly any visibility elsewhere and especially no resources to learn with. So, let’s spread this message further, so I will get more submission of endangered langblrs to share with you. Thanks a lot!