domingo, novembro 19, 2006

A fala dos bosquímanos

"Praising his language, Mukalap, a native southern African sent greetings in the late 1930s to an audience of European delegates at the Third International Congress of Phonetic Sciences in Ghent. That language, a symphony of clicks called !Ora (pronounced kora), was spoken over a large area of southern Africa. Today it survives less in memory and practice than in documentation, such as this recording. The translation here serves Mukalap’s message even today, so that “you may realize that the people in this country speak a beautiful language... ”
Para ouvir a estranha linguagem de "clicks" dos bosquímanos (Bushmen):

Keeping on Track
Photograph by Chris Johns
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