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#184676 - 05/06/09 02:18 AM Re: Wordteque [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
Originally Posted By: BranShea
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Some languages are endagered because they are banned.


Many, many, Native American languages were banned by Christian Missionary Schools on reservations and in native villages as the 'savages' were 'saved', leading thus to their dying out.


I think you are only half correct. The missionaries could certainly ban the use of their students native languages in their schools; but they could hardly ban them on the reservations. That would have taken the collusion of the Federal Indian Agents.

I have a friend and former seminary classmate who is a missionary to Indians in the Pacific Northwest today and the mission with which he is associated is doing as much as it can to maintain the native languages of the tribes to which they minister.

#184680 - 05/06/09 11:47 AM Re: Wordteque [Re: PastorVon]  
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If I read this sentence correctly :
"Many, many, Native American languages were banned by Christian Missionary Schools on reservations and in native villages as the 'savages' were 'saved', leading thus to their dying out." _ it says exactly the same thing you say.

NB. It says by schools on reservations and in villages, not just on reservations and in villages.

#184716 - 05/10/09 04:51 PM Re: Astronomy [Re: twosleepy]  
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That is beautiful! But they provided a humpback whale image link, and it's really not like a humpback; it resembles almost perfectly a Minke: Minke whale I have seen Minkes, but not much of them, as they are shy and not prone to breaching often. Humpbacks are fascinating and beautiful. I have been as close as about 10 feet from one as it dove shallowly underneath the boat, its "wings" spread out wide. So huge and mighty, yet so gentle... :0)



Absolutely magnificent. Thanks for sharing.


----please, draw me a sheep----
#184717 - 05/10/09 04:54 PM Re: Wordteque [Re: BranShea]  
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Originally Posted By: BranShea
If I read this sentence correctly :
"Many, many, Native American languages were banned by Christian Missionary Schools on reservations and in native villages as the 'savages' were 'saved', leading thus to their dying out." _ it says exactly the same thing you say.

NB. It says by schools on reservations and in villages, not just on reservations and in villages.


That is correct. Not only on reservations. Sorry for the cynicism, but it roils my native American blood
to have had our children forcibly Christianized and "civilized" and Americanized. And I am only part
Native American. Forcibly taking whole tribes to a river and "baptizing' them without any idea of what
was going on (cf movie: "Mission"). Don't want to start a fight here, just expressing an opinion.


----please, draw me a sheep----
#191126 - 05/16/10 07:32 PM Re: Useful language links [Re: AnnaStrophic]  
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Hello, all. As a language coach in Paris, some of you might be interested in the language and cross-cultural notes on my blog.

Regards to all at Wordsmith!

http://www.paris-savannah.com

#193606 - 10/23/10 01:53 PM Re: What about ... [Re: ]  
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Shove your stuff.

#193609 - 10/23/10 05:07 PM Re: What about ... [Re: BranShea]  
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That post has been reported and will be taken care of.

#193610 - 10/23/10 05:29 PM Re: What about ... [Re: Faldage]  
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Very good, still it felt good to say that. Very good.

#193611 - 10/23/10 06:03 PM Re: What about ... [Re: BranShea]  
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still it felt good to say that.

I applauded your command of the idiom. (Or is it the same in Dutch?)


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
#193612 - 10/23/10 08:22 PM Re: What about ... [Re: Faldage]  
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That post has been reported and will be taken care of.


and can one assume that monclerr112 has been reported for numerous transgressions, as well?!

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