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Kemedzung, Cameroon: In May 2015, SIL International helped facilitate a Rapid Word Collection workshop in Misaje and Dumbu, Northwest Province, Cameroon. Two separate weeks of word-collection were done, the first June 1-5 at the Bible Translation Center in the village of Misaje, the second July 27-31 at the Catholic Primary School in the village of Dumbu. Thirty nine language speakers collected 13,685 words. The translators now have a thesaurus and a way to check for spelling, the linguists have a list of minimal pairs for decisions regarding how to write them (since tone is not written), secondary schools have dictionaries (glossaries) for their mother-tongue reading/writing classes, and writers have a glossary. People in towns can get the dictionary on their cell phone or access it via the internet (Webonary). People reading parts of Scripture that have been translated can look up words that they don’t know.

 

  • Rapid Word Collection - collecting words for the dictionary
    Rapid Word Collection - collecting words for the dictionary
  • Workshop participants and trainers - May 2015
    Workshop participants and trainers - May 2015
  • Pounding palm nuts to make palm oil
    Pounding palm nuts to make palm oil
  • School children from the government primary school marching on Youth Day
    School children from the government primary school marching on Youth Day
  • House of bamboo sticks-the traditional house
    House of bamboo sticks-the traditional house
  • Preparing Literacy books
    Preparing Literacy books
  • Aerial view of Dumbu
    Aerial view of Dumbu