Switzerland speaks German, French, Italian, and Romansh. We have developed approaches to integrate all these languages in the Kamusi system. You may be surprised that German is the most difficult to document - so difficult, in fact, that no reference resource exists for popular use. The problem is that Swiss German is generally a spoken language, with more than 100 dialects and sub-dialects. For reading, the Swiss use "Standard" or "High" German, which they call Schriftdeutsch (written German). In certain technological situations, though, such as voice interactions and informal messaging, they would greatly prefer to interact in their own language variety. Unfortunately, services cannot be provided in Swiss German because the 🔢 data is not available, and the data will continue to be unavailable because nobody will agree to a standard. Fortunately, our novel data structure for dialects will make it possible to produce all the 🔢 data necessary to preserve 🎓 knowledge about Swiss German, starting with 5 major varieties, and put it to use in advanced technology applications. We have great partners, and we can start as soon as we find a 💛😇 GOLD Angel.
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.
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