To All Geronimo-ers: Please note that I am simply seeking out best utility for Project Managment software for (em) or (out)beddedness use re: discussion below.
I've got a pretty good mock up page for potential issues to share. Please respond to group:
Forwarding Alena's wonderful note, since Rainmaker is not subscribed
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From: Alena Hairston <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 11:23 AM
Subject: Please read soon – this took quite a bit of time that I
simply don't have and will have wasted if no one hears me/us on this:
What about "International Pan-African Language Dictionary" ? fomerly
Rainmaker's post; Luo Language = DhoLuo
Rainmaker (lovely moniker!): Yes – I share in your important query and
the profound work to be done. I am of Eritrean/Ethiopian and
American(izes) Welsh/Scott and Native American Cherokee, and finally W.
African likely Ghana. As I live in Oakland, CA – very populous with
Eritrean, Ethiopian, Kenyan, Somalian, Djiboutian, Tanzanian and more –
thelanguages immediately accessible to me and to others around the larger
metro areas in the US such as Los Angeles, Seattle, Minneapolis, Chicacago,
Arizona, Texas, Florida, and virtually evey state up and down the Eastern
Seaboard, including the influx of Somali refugees in a suburb outside
Atlanta and in Lewiston, Maine (my own birthstate – Limestone, Loring AFB).
Ethically – really humanely and civilly – I shall never refer to any
peoples as "third world" or "developing" moniker conveniently compressing
the ravages and continual by products of such into present day ravages that
are still dismissed by both mainstream and progressive/ethical outlets.
Language is key – particularly the degree of depth, degree of syntax,
punnery, figuration, etc. Given the inverse of perversion in this world –
where that which is complex, dark, beautiful, female, South, East,
non-Latin based, non-Western based (how could it be)?, etc. and etc.
Thus, I ecstatically offer my meticulous linguistic, organizational,
networking, collective skills and ideas to this effort as long as such
effort will NEVER allow its ghettoization or silencing. Europe, S.America,
Canda, Russia, ect. are continents featuring myriad languages.
The technology is there/her as are we?
Shall we get started?
1. Insert excel matrix or access database or somesuch to correlated ideas,
sub ideas, areas, and personnel. Something dynamic that is connected to
the pag IIdea is to for all interested parties to meet via web
conferencing (email and wikipages are subsuming my life) and I am working
on a dissertation, law school, and trying to be a wife (help!)
Ok – let me inventory what I have – thoughts anyone!
Oakland CA 94610
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On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 5:26 AM, rain <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Good Morning to all of openoffice.apache.org and supporters. You are
> Congratulations for your successful works on behalf of culture, knowledge,
> My name is George Odhiambo
> I am very happy to find so many South African Languages
> available in Open Office Dictionaries.
> It makes me wishing I could help with plenty of effort,
> through joining a group of people with similar interest,
> and create a DHOLUO Dictionary
> for the many who later could benefit
> by downloading and running it
> when word needs a spelling control, etc.
> I would like to receive indications on what data-base, query, form...
> should I start using
> to begin filling with words
> of same meaning
> in two different Languages (i.e.: English AND DhoLuo)
> To me it would become a long lasting process.
> Would you do help me to make it shorter
> by creating a group of people, with structured plans,
> well organised,
> that later you could offer DHOLUO dictionary
> to users of OpenOffice, Android, Linux, Apache,
> and many of future applications, OS, ...
> through your superb Apache Open Office organization.
> These my today Prayer to Ancestors. Amen
> I would had a big problem if someone would ask me to trace the areas where
> Tsonga or Veda people have their homesteads, the area where their ancestors
> kept their grazing fields, or the are where Tsonga and Veda languages are
> [image: Where\?]
> I am to learn many many things yet.
> In case you would like it,
> I insert here a small drawing with the area
> where people do talk one another in markets,
> in homesteads, in school yards...
> by using beautiful DhoLuo Language words.
> [image: LuoLand]
> Thanks for your time.
> Have a nice day.