Post by Diane Merkel on Jun 19, 2008 14:35:27 GMT -5
Excerpts about this University of Wyoming project:
Amy Crowell and Ronda Norlock use the same word to describe the Northern Arapaho language: Beautiful.
What they and others at the University of Wyoming are doing to help rejuvenate the language is equally as beautiful.
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While the project was "labor intensive," Norlock says it was an honor to participate and to help revive the language.
"Their language is just beautiful," she says. "It's almost like a song when you hear it, even if you can't understand it. And it's even more beautiful once you learn it, because behind each word is a story."
The DVD and workbook will be used for instruction in the UW Northern Arapaho language class and available for download on various Web sites, including the Northern Arapaho Tribal site www.northernarapaho.com and the Wind River Tribal College site www.wrtribalcollege.com.