Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Wired reports on British Library "Playtimes" project - Includes songs in endangered languages

British Library documents a century of playtime

Wired magazine reports on the new British Library microsite, documenting children's games and rhymes since 1900.

The article mentions that the collection contains content in Warumungu and Mutpurra. "Eritrean" is also listed in the article as one of the languages in the archive.

The British Library site itself, mentions "games in Norwegian and Eritrean languages (recorded Norway 2002)", which suggests that this content was recorded from Eritrean immigrants in Norway (speaking whichever eritrean language those children use), and that native languages of Norway other than Norwegian may be included.

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