Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Jun 2012 11:17 UTC
Google While I sometimes see Dutch as an endangered language, reality is that with nearly 30 million speakers worldwide, we're actually doing pretty well. Sadly, this can't be said for the 3000 truly endangered languages of the world - nearly half of the world's total number of languages is on the verge of extinction, and with it, large amounts of human culture are in danger of disappearing forever. In collaboration with several universities and language institutions, Google has launched the Endangered Languages Project to document these languages - textually, visually, and auditorially.
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RE: Wonderful initiative
by mistersoft on Thu 21st Jun 2012 13:27 UTC in reply to "Wonderful initiative"
mistersoft
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2011-01-05

...Can only agree..!

and I know other large companies, both tech, and otherwise, DO engage in philanthropic donations and projects, but it would always be nice to see more.

Especially from the Apples, the Microsofts, and dare I say it, the Oracles etc of the world that have similar enormous resources to Google to be able to undertake similarly large-in-scope projects with less skin off their noses than is the case for others.

Edited 2012-06-21 13:27 UTC

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