User:Eschalk1/Language selection

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I'm interested in working with Courtney Dalton on this project. I think we'd work well together because we're both Bryn Mawr students and I'm a Comp Sci student and she's a Linguistics student!

Standard Tibetan

Morphological typology

Analytic, ergative and tonal. [1]

Basic information

1.2 million from 1990 census, spoken in the "Tibet Autonomous Region," probably also exposed to Chinese, Nepalese, and Hindi, very conservative orthography.[2] ISO codes include ISO 639-1, bo, ISO 639-2, tib and bod, and ISO 639-3, bod. [3]

Sources

Lots of texts available online, from translations to coursebooks to libraries. [4]

Syriac/Neo-Aramaic

Morphological typology

Fusional.[5]

Basic information

152,000 speakers, spoken in Iraq (Dahuk and Ninawa governorates), member of macrolanguage (Syriac) and lots of exposure to related languages in the region, often with a good degree of intelligibility. Written in the Syriac alphabet. [6] ISO codes include ISO 639-2 and 639-3 are both syc. [7]

Sources

Good number of texts available (at least there are bible translations and a Universal Declaration of Human Rights.) [8]

Lakota

Morphological typology

Agglutinative, no passives, non-tonal. [9]

Basic information

2,100 speakers, increasing, spoken throughout Northern Central United States, most speakers also know English, uses Latin script (no written form). [10] ISO 639-9 is lkt.[11]

Sources

Tweets?!?!? That's so cool![12],,,
  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_Tibetan#Writing_system
  2. https://www.ethnologue.com/language/bod
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_Tibetan#Writing_system
  4. http://www.language-archives.org/language/bod
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syriac_language#Literary_Syriac
  6. https://www.ethnologue.com/language/aii
  7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syriac_language#Literary_Syriac
  8. http://www.language-archives.org/language/aii
  9. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakota_language
  10. https://www.ethnologue.com/language/lkt
  11. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakota_language
  12. http://www.language-archives.org/language/lkt