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We aim to create beautiful carved signs and the first books ever printed in some of the endangered indigenous languages in Bangladesh.
We aim to create beautiful carved signs and the first books ever printed in some of the endangered indigenous languages in Bangladesh.
266 backers pledged $11,051 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Tim Brookes on March 9, 2014

      Tyler, did you not get your reward? Give your contact info and I'll make good--with apologies!
      Tim

    2. Creator Tyler on March 8, 2014

      Did you ever send out notifications to the backers for the pdf charts? I can't seem to find any email with a download link or attachment. I know you're busy, so just let me know when you can! Thanks. -Tyler

    3. Creator Tim Brookes on October 16, 2012

      Julie, yes, I remember you! This is very interesting. I already know the question people are going to ask: can you afford a budget for the translation/calligraphy? I should know that before I start asking around....
      Cheers, and thanks again for your good wishes and support.
      Tim

    4. Creator Julie Murkette on October 16, 2012

      Congratulations, Tim. So glad you met the goal and looking forward to receiving the book. We met a couple years ago at a NEIBA conference. I publish bilingual children's picture books. Currently working on Burma/Myanmar. If you know anyone who might be able to translate and/or do the calligraphy, I'd appreciate a recommendation. Again, congrats on funding the project!

    5. Creator Tim Brookes on October 9, 2012

      Hi, Heather! Thanks so much for your kind words. The calligraphy is coming together as we speak. Jamie is running some designs by Maung to make sure they are culturally appropriate, and we hope to have visuals available shortly.

    6. Creator hep1013 on October 9, 2012

      Congrats on sneaking over the line! By the way, any images yet of what some of the calligraphy (and the calligraphy incentives) will look like?

    7. Creator Ruwanara on October 8, 2012

      I have learned through experience that no language may truly be translated. Throughout the past, wars of conquest, colonization and other such abominable enterprises have destroyed a wealth which will probably never be found again. In present times, uniformization is accelerating the empoverishment of our culture through the death of languages spoken worldwide. Thus, I always feel a great sense of relief when I learn of projects such as yours. I wish I had more to donate but I also wish you the best of luck.

    8. Creator Jill Chase on October 3, 2012

      We lived in Bangladesh and Burma, both of which have many tribal peoples who are losing their languages and their cultures. Because these people are often migratory and don't always keep track of where national boundaries are, Bangladesh and Burma share alot of the same tribal people facing the same problems.The governments teach in Bengali and Burmese and discourage local languages, though I think Bangladesh is more tolerant than Burma. If you don't assimilate, you lose out on many benefits, freedoms, and support from the countries involved. (Sort of sounds like the Americas.) In Burma, I was introduced to a woman who came to Yangon periodically to touch base with civilization. She was German, I believe. The rest of the time she spent with the tribal peoples in the hinterland trying to record their language before it was lost completely. She tried working with the University in Yangon, but found that they had no studies going on of the tribal languages, nor did they seem interested in her work. This was over ten years ago now, but it doesn't sound like things have changed much yet. Maybe projects like this one will help them realize the riches they are wasting.

    9. Creator Tim Brookes on September 23, 2012

      I'll have the typographers work on digital typefaces as part of their contribution to the project.

    10. Creator bbotany on September 23, 2012

      I would definitely consider raising my pledge for the possibility to receive a copy of digital typefaces developed during the project. Every now and then you find yourself part of something like http://www.clyderiverweather.org/iu/ ... who knows what comes tomorrow!

    11. Creator Zael on September 20, 2012

      Are the PDF documents of the lower tiers included with the higher tiers? Eg. If I was to opt for the coffee mug, would I also receive the PDF Chart and the PDF Booklet?