The Number of the Day: 14


From the project’s website: “The Enduring Voices Project, where invited, will assist indigenous communities in their efforts to revitalize and maintain their threatened languages. By using appropriate written materials, video, still photography, audio recorders, and computers with customized language software, as well as Internet-accessible archiving where possible, the Enduring Voices Project is helping empower communities to preserve ancient traditions with modern technology.”

Related Fact: The exact origin of the “language” of Pig Latin is not known. But it may date back at least to the days of Thomas Jefferson. The founding father is rumored to have used the word game in letters to friends.

[Sources: National Geographic and Bright Hub. See previous Numbers of the Day here.]