Earlier this week we launched the new
logo for the Kamusi Project, in conjunction with our
receiving full legal status as a tax-exempt NGO/ public charity in both
the US and Europe. After two years of slowly working on the
design, the compliments that people have sent in have been gratifying.
However, hours and hours of effort to get the logo onto attractive
shirts, mugs, and other fun items has so far resulted in ... not a
single sale. Since the Kamusi Project only earns about $5 for
every shirt sold, and $15 for every clock, we need to be selling a lot
more than zero in order to raise funds for the work we do. We will
soon announce other plans to ensure the project's long term
sustainability, as well as describing the work we plan to accomplish
with the funds we raise. For today, though, we have installed a little
widget that shows off the merchandise on the right of every project
page, so that you can easily buy
Kamusi gear for yourself and all your friends.
Please admire the designs, and then please buy
Kamusi stuff! These are not just stylish sweatshirts and bags
- they are an important part of the financial plan to help the project
achieve its objectives. It works like this: You
buy things. We do work. You use the results of our work. And,
you use the things you buy.
It's a cool system, but it only works if you visit
the shop and go
These are the languages for which we have datasets that we are actively working toward putting online. Languages that are Active for you to search are marked with "A" in the list below.
•A = Active language, aligned and searchable
•c = Data 🔢 elicited through the Comparative African Word List
•d = Data from independent sources that Kamusi participants align playing 🐥📊 DUCKS
•e = Data from the 🎮 games you can play on 😂🌎🤖 EmojiWorldBot
•P = Pending language, data in queue for alignment
•w = Data from 🔠🕸 WordNet teams
We are actively creating new software for you to make use of and contribute to the 🎓 knowledge we are bringing together. Learn about software that is ready for you to download or in development, and the unique data systems we are putting in place for advanced language learning and technology:
Our biggest struggle is keeping Kamusi online and keeping it free. We cannot charge money for our services because that would block access to the very people we most want to benefit, the students and speakers of languages around the world that are almost always excluded from information technology. So, we ask, request, beseech, beg you, to please support our work by donating as generously as you can to help build and maintain this unique public resource.
Answers to general questions you might have about Kamusi services.
We are building this page around real questions from members of the Kamusi community. Send us a question that you think will help other visitors to the site, and frequently we will place the answer here.