Endangered Languages Archive

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Actionable Archive

This archive began in September, 2010, but ends in October 2014. Not only that, but I had no luck finding any blog posts dating from 1997. Perhaps I’ve missed them, though, since that’s when I got my first digital camera, in 1998.

Interesting Languages

If you were looking for something interesting to try as a language, just try using Latin to build a phrase, phrase, phrase, phrase, phrase, phrase. It would be surprising how many languages would be difficult to create using Latin or at least a simple foreign language.

Premium Material

Now that you’ve seen Premium through to the end of the Premium version of the game, you may be wondering what happens to the remainder of your Premium pass.

Exploring ELAR

ELAR’s online catalogue allows registered users to view, stream and download material deposited by our depositors according to their and the communities’ access permissions.

You can explore collections by browsing our map, lists, and facets. Using the search bar, you can find a particular deposit by title or name of the depositor, or you can use keywords to search for materials across deposits. You will also find rich information about the context of each documentation project in the landing page for each deposit, as well as a citation template for referencing the deposit in academic publications.

Our Latest Posts

  • High school education in Thailand: A World of Opportunity
    As Thailand’s economy continues to grow, more and more students are seeking to pursue their education beyond high school. This has led to a rapid change in the landscape of high schools in Thailand, with many new, international-style high schools being built. These schools offer smaller class sizes, individualized learning programs and top-notch facilities, making
  • The Importance of Education in our Society
    Education plays a vital role in shaping successful people. It gives us the ability to find, process, and use information. Education also develops our minds so that we can critically think and have constructive debates on important topics. Furthermore, education helps break down barriers and builds bridges between people from different social backgrounds. In this
  • How to Avoid Car insurance Scam in Thailand
    If you’re in Thailand and driving a car, it’s important to be aware of scams that can target tourists. One such scam is when someone posing as an insurance agent tries to sell you fake car insurance. Learn how to avoid this scam and protect yourself while driving in Thailand. Know the different types of
  • The current state of the Thai education system
    It is no secret that Thailand has been struggling in terms of education for quite some time now. The government has implemented various policies and reforms over the years, but it seems that nothing has really worked so far. In this article, we will discuss one of the main issues about why the Thai education
  • Top 7 Language Lessons from a Native English Speaker
    It is said that we should ‘never judge a book by its cover,’ but in this busy, modern world, it might be the quickest way to determine if an individual is open to conversation. If their appearance screams English language instruction, then you should feel comfortable talking with them about it. The subject of English

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The Endangered Languages Archive (ELAR) is a digital repository preserving and publishing multimedia collections of endangered languages. The archive contains collections from all over the world with regional strongholds in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and Latin America. To date, recordings encompassing over 450 languages can be found in ELAR. Collections in ELAR contain audio and video recordings of every day language use, verbal art, songs, narratives, ritual and more. The collections also contain dictionaries, pedagogical materials like primers for language teaching, transcriptions and translations of the recordings into the major contact language like Spanish, Mandarin, English or Russian for example.

ELAR’s mission is to:

  • provide a safe long-term repository for language documentation collections.
  • train and support depositors in collection creation and preservation.
  • make collections available free of charge to researchers, communities and the public.
  • support users in discovering and accessing recordings.

The collections can be browsed and accessed through the ELAR online catalogue. All materials are digital and free of charge to access (after free registration). With registration, you agree to ELAR’s conditions for use of archive resources.