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Welcome to a journey through Europe’s languages!


ECML team: this is the latest version of the English book

The languages you will encounter in this book reflect the diversity of the cultures and traditions which exist side by side on our continent. Some of the around 225 languages which are native to Europe are spoken by millions and others, that are only spoken by a handful of people, are, sadly, close to dying out.

During this short journey, you will discover similarities. European languages largely fall into three main categories: Slavic, Romance and Germanic, the languages within each group have the same roots – however, over centuries they have split off from one another and developed in their own separate ways. You will also find out about their differences: the large variety of alphabets (such as Latin, Cyrillic and Greek); the artistic scripts like Armenian and Georgian, how they deal with creating words for new inventions and their sometimes mysterious origins. All have a unique identity and their own story to tell!

WHAT WE STILL NEED TO DO FOR THE BOOK

  • get main images in book > adapt them to Lara
  • certain texts inside story 
      • “Listen to the sound of these words” in Frisian, Romantsch, Welsh, Luxemburgish, Irish, Sami
      • all in Romani (Anna is checking this)
  • images for sign language
  • Moldovan: is all correct? Should all be copied across from Romanian?
  • sounds missing
  • license for tree (sent email, the author writes in a post that she is slow in answering to emails)
  • teacher's manual
  • final translations
  • create main story stickers for all languages
  • create book for all languages

WHAT WE STILL NEED FOR THE APP

  • the quiz from the commission
  • agree on video text
  • create 8 videos
  • talk to Matjaz: final certificate link
  • create db of final certificate with Serg
  • final translations (as soon as we get final file from Matjaz)
  • final sound files for videos
  • decide on final challenge
  • here's the google doc

Materials

FOR THE TEACHER

FOR THE STUDENTS