Wednesday, 19 September 2012

PRESERVING THE YORUBA LANGUAGE...

A Mobile content developer is proud to announce the release of SpeakYoruba, the first in a series of mobile apps aimed at preserving and promoting African languages. SpeakYoruba is currently available on iOS with dedicated versions for the iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad. 

Animated flashcards in bright, fun colours for each letter of the Yoruba alphabet and English/Yoruba pronunciation guides provide a for a fun and easy way to learn Yoruba. Puzzles and English/Yoruba translation games in the SpeakYoruba iPad app encourage retention and help users build a basic vocabulary. 

With over 20 million speakers, Yoruba is one of Africa’s most widely spoken languages with additional native speakers in Latin America and the Caribbean. Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom are also home to a growing community of immigrant Yoruba speakers from West Africa.

SpeakYoruba is perfect for kids young and old looking to build a basic Yoruba vocabulary, or for anyone with an interest in African culture, music and heritage!

I was in a conversation recently with some friends over the fast interest of the Europeans and White Americans to learn the Yoruba language, a language some Nigerians are running away from...infact, I suggest that the three major languages should be passed before you get any admission into either a secondary school or the university.