Communities developing resources and competencies for using their languages
Foundational understanding for language development work of all kinds
Publications, fonts and computer tools for language development, translation and research
SIL offers training in disciplines relevant to sustainable language development.
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SIL's dedication to language development past and present
Fascinating puzzles occur in most every language. The data can appear to be random until some pattern emerges – and this pattern is often beautiful. It is a real privilege to be analyzing a language that possibly no-one has analyzed before! We hope that these puzzles give a small idea of the joy of discovering the beauty in language.
Using templates in Saba
Vowels in harmony in Kera
A question of tone in Mende