For those seeking rewarding experiences while traveling, paying attention to the local lingo is rewarding. Prepare ahead of time by listening to regional podcasts and internet radio, reading local blogs and following tweets of those who write in other languages. Think you can identify different languages? Play the Great Language Game.
February 21 is International Mother Language Day declared by UNESCO in 1999. This special date is meant to promote awareness of multilingualism, as well as cultural and linguistic diversity. Hashtag: #imld14
Rising Voices asks indigenous speakers to tweet in their mother language on Friday. My question: how do you translate ‘tweet in your mother language’ in Ayuuk, Quechua, Maori, Sami, Zapotec and other indigenous tongues?
Let me know! My Twitter handle is @ronmader and I’ll be retweeting some of my favorite indigenous friends on International Mother Language Day.