Endangered Alphabets: Update and appeal

Brookes, Tim brookes at CHAMPLAIN.EDU
Sun Aug 7 13:28:39 UTC 2011

Thanks very much for the suggestion. If/when this project looks like becoming a reality, I'll certainly take you up on the suggestion and invitation.

On 8/7/11 4:22 AM, "Roselle Dobbs" <rosellemay at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:

Hi Tim,

I'm pretty sure Southwest University of Nationalities in Chengdu (Sichuan) would be interested.  Let me know if you'd like me to make enquires for you.

Roselle Dobbs

> Date: Sat, 6 Aug 2011 14:56:03 -0400
> From: brookes at CHAMPLAIN.EDU
> Subject: Re: Endangered Alphabets: Update and appeal
> Dear Friends and Colleagues:
> Ever since I began the Endangered Alphabets Project (see
> http://www.endangeredalphabets.com) two years ago, it was my dream to take
> it on a World Tour<that is, to display the exhibition in every country it
> represents, to give prominence to the endangered script and raise discussion
> about the importance of linguistic and cultural preservation.
> As things stand, the countries I'd visit would be Indonesia, Canada, the
> United States, Vietnam, China, Liberia, Iraq, Israel, Mongolia, Guinea, Cote
> d'Ivoire, the Philippines, Bangladesh and Morocco. Maybe one or two others.
> Needless to say, I can't afford that on my own. Hence this appeal.
> If you are at all interested in this endeavor, you could help in any of five
> or possibly six ways.
> * Please pass on this email to others you know with an interest in language
> preservation.
> * If you feel able to make a financial contribution to the general costs,
> you could go to
> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1496420787/the-endangered-alphabets-proj
> ect/. For every donation you get some kind of Alphabets-related reward as a
> thank-you.
> * If you know of a gallery, college, university, library or other
> institution in any of those countries that might want to host the Alphabets,
> please let me know by email.
> * If you know of any other endangered scripts in any other countries that
> you think I should visit, by all means make that suggestion.
> * If you know of funding agencies that might support my project, please let
> me know!
> * And if you happen to own an airline, please send me a ticket!
> Best wishes, and good luck with your valuable work.
> Tim
> P.S. I'm very sorry if you get this message through another listserv as
> well.

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