Please consider backing our new Balinese-English-Indonesian Wiki Dictionary!
Dear Original BASAbali Backers:
As some of you know, we recently launched a free multimedia Balinese-English-Indonesian dictionary. The wiki is at http://dictionary.basabali.org.
We're really excited about it as a resource... Read more
We Need Your Help with the Balinese-Indonesian Version -- only 8 days and $1000 to go!
Could really use your help: http://kck.st/YO162k!!!
Thanks so much.
Give our new kickstarter campaign a boost!
Our new kickstarter campaign which will create Balinese learning materials with instructions in Indonesian (the original version had instruction in English) needs your support!
With thanks from the many... Read more
Balinese can stay as a standalone subject in Balinese schools
In a turn around from what would have prevented Balinese from being taught as a separate language in Balinese schools, the Indonesian Education and Culture Ministry has declared that Balinese... Read more
Phase 2: Balinese-Indonesian
With so many thanks to all of you who helped support the creation of the Balinese language materials, we would now like to translate the instructions and exercises into Balinese-Indonesian... Read more
Google in Balinese!
A wonderful call from Google this morning...
As part of an effort to encourage threatened languages, Google has generously agreed to provide Google homepage in Balinese! We are orchestrating a... Read more
Where we are with Balinese
Still fulfilling the rewards (waiting for spices and t-shirts). Many thanks for your patience.
In the meantime, so many wonderful people have been combing talents to move the project forward... Read more
Tim Brookes just added another award level for us!
With only days to go, Tim Brookes offered to carve "Om" (in Balinese script) on beautiful 8" x 8" plaques for 3 backers at the $250 level. Shipped anywhere. Many... Read more
BASAbali in The Economist
With many thanks to Johnson, this piece in today's Economist.
Language of many levels
Nov 16th 2011, 21:07 by R.L.G. | NEW YORK
SOUTH-EAST Asian leaders and Barack... Read more
A beautiful posting about Losing Languages (and collaborations)
I wanted to share this posting from Owl's Farm, with many thanks to Owlfarmer...
As I've posted elsewhere, I recently joined in a campaign through Kickstarter to help... Read more
New Scholars Lend their Expertise (and new rewards, regardless of where you live)
One of the goals of this project is to bring together scholars from different disciplines to add dimension and depth to these materials.
In the last few weeks, we have... Read more
Videos and script update
Many thanks to the new backers: Margaret, Rucina, Sue, Claire, Laetitia, and Weregrrl -- and to everyone who has been spreading the word. We couldn't do this project without your... Read more
New videos, more thanks you's...please spread the word...
Several exciting developments...
Two new videos are in production: one on making offerings and another on Balinese gamelan. I'm especially excited about these because of the opportunities these videos will... Read more
Matur Suksma - thanks with intention
There's no way in Balinese to say "thank you" and not mean it. The words in Balinese to express appreciation are "Matur Suksma" which literally means "to say with intention." ... Read more
Sample Software and more thanks...
Transparent Language just sent us a demo of the software (many thanks, Chuck McGonagle and Valerie Earl!). A video of the demo is copied below (the actual program will have... Read more
Sorry for the flood of updates, but...
Tim Brookes, who many of you know from the Endangered Script Program, has generously agreed to make plaques for 10 backers. Just let us know 2-5 words or names that... Read more
New Prizes, New Developments
First, I wanted to thank Cynthia, Damon English, April Steenburgh, Evan Rattner, DRDC, Doreen Clark, LW Brown and Liv Bliss for your generous support and to Tim Brookes for introducing... Read more
6.1 Earthquake in Bali today
I was all set to post a new animation for the chapter introducing Balinese script, when news of a 6.1 earthquake which injured more than 50 people came through...
More... Read more
Cool things about Balinese - 1
One of the first things a Balinese asks when meeting someone is “What’s your name?"(literally, “What is the name?”). Names reveal social caste, information critical to determining, along with chronological... Read more
Om Swastiastu (pronounced "ohm swas tee ah stoo").
"Peace be with you", a common Balinese greeting, something like "shalom" or salaam, said by the fruit seller and the young woman... Read more