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Sounds like ‘Sutu’

Sounds like ‘Sutu’, Anderson, Winston, and Kotzé Albert E. , South African Journal of African Languages, 06/2005, Volume 25, Issue 2, p.111-123, (2005)

African Languages in Danger of Disappearing -- Interactive Atlas

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Open Question: What about focusing our efforts on these disappearing languages before it's too late? What can we, as computational linguists, do; should we do something?

SALAMA - Swahili Language Manager

Description: 

SALAMA is a rule-based system for managing a number of applications on Swahili. It includes a tokenizer, morphological analyzer, morphological disambiguator, semantic disambiguator, syntactic analyzer, and a text-based machine translation system from Swahili to English.
In morphology we have earlier used finite state methods with two-level description. Recently we have developed an alternative method using a combination of different rule types. We have used pattern matching rules for initial analysis (sufficient e.g. for a spell checker), and the accurate analysis with due ambiguity is produced with post-processing rules.
In disambiguation and syntactic mapping we have used a Constraint Grammar parser (CG2), licensed from Connexor. This parser is also used in isolating and handling multi-word expressions.
SALAMA includes also a number of rules for constituent re-ordering, and for transferring the grammatical and lexical information from Swahili into correct English language.

Google Interface in African Languages

Description: 

Google currently offers its interface in the following African languages:

Language Internet address
Afrikaans http://www.google.com/intl/af/
Amharic http://www.google.com/intl/am/
Lingála http://www.google.com/intl/ln/
Sesotho http://www.google.com/intl/st/
Shona http://www.google.com/intl/sn/
Somali http://www.google.com/intl/so/
Swahili http://www.google.com/intl/sw/
Tigrinya http://www.google.com/intl/ti/
Twi http://www.google.com/intl/tw/
Xhosa http://www.google.com/intl/xh/
Yoruba http://www.google.com/intl/yo/
Zulu http://www.google.com/intl/zu/
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