April 16, 2007

Oneida online

Talking online dictionary helps keep Oneida language alive

Database designed to help with pronunciationLearning the Oneida word "ahlukh"—roughly translating to "to know a language"—is a daunting task, especially if you don't know what it should sound like.

It's a battle for which language teachers have one more weapon, thanks to a Web site created by University of Wisconsin-Green Bay professor Clifford Abbott with tribal elder Maria Hinton.

They're transforming a printed dictionary into a searchable online database that includes sound samples to help those learning the Oneida language.

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