April 19, 2006

Welsh Linux pioneer launches new online dictionary

The internet is often criticized for spreading a kind of lowest common denominator English dialect throughout the world, to the detriment of local languages, but it does also allow speakers of other languages to use and develop those languages even when the number of speakers in a particular geographical area might be quite small. It also enables related language speakers to collaborate in ways that would previously have been unrealistic - such as those projects led from a far-flung corner of Wales by Kevin Donnelly.

Link: pingwales.co.uk


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