We are giving our next Boon “You Are Doing a Good Thing” Award to the people behind the Ibaloi Dictionary Project. We learned about this project from the blog of our good friend, Danilova Molintas.
So why are we giving a Boon Award to this group? Because instead of simply crying about the fact that their language might die (and we must admit that this blog is also guilty of this “crying but doing nothing else” thing), the group is actually doing something to address the problem. Let’s hope that the other ehtno-linguistic groups in the Cordillera will follow suit.
From Cemarban’s comment in Dani’s blog, we learn more about the people behind this worthy endeavor:
This project, Ibaloi Dictionary, was conceived by Ibaloi based around the globe.They learned that most of the “now Ibaloi generation” back home no longer speak the dialect and at the brink of extinction. Dr. Morr Pungayan, an Ibaloi linguist , and a columnist of the Baguio Midland Courier is spearheading this project with the help of volunteers based in Baguio and Benguet and around the world.
Good luck guys. We hope we have more people like you and less people who waste public funds on cars and silly things.
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INFO SOURCE: Dani Molintas’ Blog.