I found an interesting story in the recent Sunday Inquirer Magazine.
It was about Ester Timbancaya-Elphick who aims to preserve her native tongue: Cuyonon (language spoken in Cuyo, Palawan).
You see, Iâ€™m a self-proclaimed adopted-Cuyonin (refers to a person from Cuyo, Palawan). And Iâ€™m wondering how I can help Ester with her project.
(Read Guro Sa Cuyo to understand how I turned Cuyonon).
In essence, Ester is documenting the Cuyonon language through audio recording or Cuyonon conversation, written language and songs.
Iâ€™m sure Ester has things in order. The project is slated to finish in a few months. But I was just wondering whether a wikipedia-style dictionary will work for this project.
I havenâ€™t done much wiki-surfing. Conceptually, I know that itâ€™s an open dictionary, free for anybody to contribute to and edit definitions. It relies on the vigilance of community members to keep the definitions accurate and up-to-date.
Can the Wiki work for this Cuyonon dictionary? I wonder if itâ€™s relevant to Esterâ€™s project.
Hereâ€™s a shout out to Ester and folks at the Cuyonon Language and Culture Project (CLCP). Iâ€™m interested in what you guys are up to. Do send me an e-mail, maybe (just maybe) thereâ€™s something I can contribute.