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Michelle HammanBy Michelle Hamman
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Michelle HammanBy Michelle Hamman
First created
$2,643
pledged of $4,000pledged of $4,000 goal
64
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, April 3 2012 1:31 PM UTC +00:00

About

I believe in the richness one culture can offer another. Personally, I’ve been intrigued by words from other languages that have no simple English translations. Some would even argue that these words are “untranslatable”.

MotherTongues, my apparel company, has been printing difficult-to-translate, but life-affirming words on organic cotton, Fair Trade t-shirts for 6 years. I want to teach you a new word each day and need your help in creating a free iPhone & iPad app. You may discover a word such as Minga: a Quechua word from South America. It means “to carry one another”. Or, you may find out about Mudita, a Sanskrit word meaning “to find joy in someone else’s happiness”.

Some MotherTongues t-shirts.

Beyond Minga and Mudita are many words that can enrich our lives. Please help me in creating a free iPhone & iPad app that will teach you a new word, each day for a whole year. Within the app you will be able to listen to the word as it is pronounced by a native speaker. You can set the time of day of the push notification (should you want one). You will be able to bookmark and create a list of your favorite words. Words can also be shared via Twitter, Facebook, texting, or email. If I surpass my goal an Android app will become a reality.

Please help me in enriching your life and the lives of many others through the Celebrate Cultures/World Words app! I trust that you will find the project and the rewards inviting.

Dankie / Gracias / Thank you!

ps. The app will be named World Words. iPhone app names can only be 12 characters - who knew! 

 Sample iPhone app screen for the word-of-the-day: Ubuntu.

MotherTongues postcards, as offered in the Rewards

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    If you so choose, your name will be listed as a supporter of the app on the MotherTongues.com website.

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    One pair of MotherTongues organic cotton socks of your choice. Includes shipping to USA only. (Please add $5 for international shipping.) If you so choose, your name will be listed as a supporter of the app on the MotherTongues.com website.

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    A pack of 6 unique recycled paper postcards with MotherTongues words printed on it (see photo to the left). Includes shipping to USA only. (Please add $5 for international shipping.) If you so choose, your name will be listed as a supporter of the app on the MotherTongues.com website.

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    One organic, Fair Trade MotherTongues apron celebrating slow food and table fellowship. Includes shipping to USA only. (Please add $10 for international shipping.) If you so choose, your name will be listed as a supporter of the app on the MotherTongues.com website.

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    One organic, Fair Trade, short-sleeve MotherTongues T-Shirt of your choice. Includes shipping to USA only. (Please add $10 for international shipping.) If you so choose, your name will be listed as a supporter of the app on the MotherTongues.com website.

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    One organic, Fair Trade, long-sleeve MotherTongues T-Shirt of your choice. Not all t-shirts are available as long-sleeve: please check MotherTongues.com. Includes shipping to USA only. (Please add $10 for international shipping.) If you so choose, your name will be listed as a supporter of the app on the MotherTongues.com website.

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    Two organic, Fair Trade, MotherTongues T-Shirts of your choice: one short-sleeve and one long-sleeve. Not all t-shirts are available as long-sleeve: please check MotherTongues.com. Includes shipping to USA only. (Please add $10 for international shipping.) If you so choose, your name will be listed as a supporter of the app on the MotherTongues.com website.

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    Any two organic, Fair Trade, MotherTongues T-Shirts of your choice: short-sleeve or long-sleeve. Not all t-shirts are available as long-sleeve: please check MotherTongues.com. One MotherTongues apron. A pack of 6 MotherTongues postcards. 24 personalized one-of-a-kind MotherTongues cards with a custom design with the word(s) of your choice. Special mention as an über-supporter of the app on the MotherTongues.com website. Includes shipping anywhere.

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    You can suggest a word for the app, and pick the date of the year it will be shown. You will be thanked on your word's app screen. Also, all rewards for $100 pledge included.

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Funding period

- (30 days)