Black People : I Finished the Language Resouirce Center

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  1. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    Hey Fambly,

    Trying to succeed in a global social and economic world with only one language at our command is like trying to win a motorcycle race with a tricycle.

    So I've put together a gateway of resources to help us learn the four languages that wil be most important in the 21st century.

    Hopefully the administrators will find a way to integrate this into the destee.com software system or at least put a link on the homepage or somewhere to make it available to everyone because it is for everyone.

    http://africation.com/LRC
     
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    This is wonderful, Sister River! :toast:


    In time, will some African languages be added as well?
     
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    Hey sista cherryblossom,

    That was my first plan to have Swahili but I was told more than onc that there aren't a lot of Africans who speak Swahili. Most in the African diaspora speak French or Portuguese or English. That is a darn shame. Thee are hundreds of languages spoken in Africa so learning one would not enable us to speak to a broad population. Still I'd like to include a language that is indigenous to the motherland. Maybe Swahili or Yoruba. I might really have to search for a minute to find the kind of resources that I found for these European languages. Maybe even have to create some resources.

    I don't think native Africans want to go back to the place where eveybody speaks a different language. Unity requires the ability to communicate. The more languages we know and the fewer languages there are the better. There are some aspects of African culture which can find no expression in European languages so knowing a couple broadly spoken African languages is essential.
     
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    high five sis
     
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    Wow!...REALLY?!...I thought that Swahili was the main language in several countries along with English.

    Well, anywho....again I applaud your time and efforts in this venture! :toast:

    Thank you. You are appreciated, Sister!
     
  6. river

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    Hey brotha Rich,

    As I said I am hoping you guys can integrate this into Destee.com as one of the resources that visitors can access. You guys are the first to see it (well brotha oldsoul was THE first but you are the first to see it in mass) and I did it for you.
     
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    Most Africans are fluent in more than one language, they often speak their native dialect and a European language.

    Not sure where this came from '' there aren't a lot of Africans who speak Swahili'':10500:
     
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    I will include resources for Swahili and maybe for Yoruba.
     
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