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FW: e-books

From:

Sarah Rands <[log in to unmask]>

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Sarah Rands <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Tue, 3 Dec 2002 14:36:32 -0000

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Would that be:

Abenaki Afrikaans Ainu Aklanon Alabama Albanian Algerian Amharic 
Apache Arabic Aramaic Armenian ASL Avestan Ayapathu Aymara 
Azeri Balinese Bamwe Bantu Basa Basque Belarusan Bemba 
Bengali Berber Bicol Bisaya Bobangi Brahui Breton Butuanon 
Bukusu Bulgarian Burmese Cantonese Catalan Catawba Cayuga Cebuano 
Chamorro Chechen Cherokee Chewa Cheyenne Chinese Chinook Ch'ol 
Chorti Cispa Coptic Cree Creole Croatian Czech Danish 
Delaware Demonh'ka Dutch Eggon Egyptian Ekegusii  Emakua English 
Eskimo Esperanto Estonian Etruscan Fang Faroese Farsi Finnish 
Flemish Frankish French Frisian Gaelic Galician Gaulish Gamilaraay 
Ganda Gbari Georgian German Gevove Gilbertese Gothic Greek 
Guarani Gullah Haida Hakka Hawaiian Hausa Hebrew Hiligaynon 
Hmong Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Igbo Ilongo Indonesian Ingush 
Interlingua Irish Ishkashmi Italian Jangshung Japanese Jita Kalanga 
Kannada Kapampangan Karelian Kamviri Karuk Katcha Kazakh Kerewe 
Khakas Khmer Khowar Kiga Kituba Klallam Klingon Konkani 
Kongo Korean Koromfť Koyo Kurdish Lakhota Latin Latvian 
Lingala Lithuanian Lojban Lozi Luwian Lycian Lydian Macedonian 
Malagasy Malay Maliseet Malayalam Maltese Mambwe Manchu Mandinka 
Manx Maori Mapudungun Marathi Masaba Mayan Mayangna Mawu 
Miami Miskitu Mixtec Mohawk Mongolian Mpongwe Nahuatl Nande 
Nanticoke Nauruan Navajo Ndebele Nepalese Newari  Nhirrpi Norwegian 
Nyamwezi Occitan Ojibwe Olkola Olutec Onondaga Oriya Oscan 
Oykangand Pahlavi Pakahn Pali Papiamento Pashto Pende Passam...dy 
Phoenician Phrygian Pidgin Pirah„ Polish Popoluca Portuguese Potawatomi 
Prussian Punjabi Quechua Rapa Nui Rasta Rejang Romanian Romany 
Roviana Rotuman Russian Saanich Saami Samoan Sanskrit Sardinian 
Seneca Serbian Seri Sherpa Shi Shona Sign Sinhalese 
Slovak Slovene Sogdian Somali Sorbian Spanish Sranan SŻdovian 
Sumerian Swabian Swahili Swedish Tagalog Taiwanese Tamasheq Tahitian 
Taino Tamazight Tamil Tarahumara Tarok Tatar Telugu Thai 
Thracian Tibetan Tlingit Tocharian Tongan Turkish Turkmen Twi 
Ukrainian Ulwa Umbrian ‹qoi Urdu Uyghur Uzbek Venda 
Veps Vietnamese Votic Vulcan Wagiman Walloon Warlpiri Welsh 
Wolof Wyandot Xhosa Yaka Yao Yemba Yiddish Yoruba 
Zarma Zoque Zulu 

e-books then?
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Kathy Oluwi [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 03 December 2002 14:12
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: e-books


Yeah, whatever,

The point is that good intentions aren't actually good enough. And anyone
who is frequently on the receiving end of 'good  intentions' may just happen
to experience it as patronising and ignorant. Which I do.

Kathy

"Thompson, John - Libraries" wrote:

> Yep, Kathy, we're all "ethnic".   I have a so-called "mixed race" (weird
> term - there's only one human race) family.
>
> But we can't talk about a Black language, can we?   or a "white" or
> "non-white" language.
>
> Perhaps we should focus more or on culture than on colour?    Skin
> colour's in the genes - language and philosophy isn't.
>
> Sometimes there's a correspondence and concord  among labels, e.g.
> Chinese (Chinese people, Chinese language, "yellow" skin, Chinese
> history etc.)  - sometimes there's not, e.g. American, Swiss, South
> African.
>
> No matter how "PC" the labels, we're always going to go adrift if the
> underlying attitude is unhelpful.   I'm sure Peter was using the term
> ethnic with every good intention.
>
> Merry Christmas everybody!
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kathy Oluwi [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: 03 December 2002 09:29
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: e-books
>
> What is an 'ethnic' language? If you mean e-books in languages other
> than English, then say so and think twice before using the word
> 'ethnic'.
>
> What's wrong with saying, Black, Asian, Chinese etc? Why not be specific
> about what one means, rather than trying to be too sensitive or too
> polite when talking about something that is 'non-white'.
>
> Kathy  Oluwi
>
> "Marshall, Peter" wrote:
>
> > On the subject of e-books, I regret that I have no experience to
> relate,
> > but, while the subject is in the air, I would like to raise the issue
> of
> > the availability of e-texts in ethnic languages.
> > It seems to us that the most immediate, not to say urgent, need in
> > providing access to electronic texts retrievable from the web is the
> > area of ethnic language material, where there is an obvious need for a
> > wide range of languages (here in outer SE London our Council
> > interpreting service reckons about 50, and in inner cities it can be
> 150
> > or more), but the actual number of customers for each language makes
> it
> > uneconomic to purchase books (i.e. those old-fashioned things with
> paper
> > pages).
> > I know that there is quite a lot of stuff available in Chinese (though
> I
> > am given to believe that this is more of interest to your average man
> or
> > woman on the Beijing omnibus, rather that the millions all over SE
> Asia
> > who use Chinese as a lingua-franca) and there appears to be quite a
> bit
> > of Vietnamese (largely it seems owing to the size of the
> > Vietnamese-speaking community in California), and I am of course aware
> > of the ethnic language newspapers available through
> kidon.com/medialink/
> > and other sites, but from this point on my knowledge starts running
> very
> > thin, and if anyone knows anything more - even about one individual
> > language, particularly those spoken by the various refugees
> communities
> > - I should be grateful.
> >
> > Peter Marshall
> > Project Development Librarian
> > Bexley Council
> > Thamesmead Centre
> > Yarnton Way
> > Erith. DA18 4DR
> >
> > Tel: 020 8320 4135 (Direct Line)
> > email: [log in to unmask]
> >
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