Friday link dispatch 02

Today we have two Inuit (Canadian) videos to complement the recent Alaska Native language/culture resources post.

Two school girls practicing Inuit throat singing (YouTube). There are many videos on the various video services that demonstrate this art form, which can be referred to by a variety of terms and is carried out typically by two women standing close to each other, face to face. I particularly liked this video because the young women are doing it casually between school classes:

Janet Aglukkaq and Kathy Keknek throat singing between their classes at Qiqirtaq Ilihakvik High School in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut.


Anirniq – (Breath), Winner Best Short Film at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival 2010 (Vimeo). A magical tale in Inuktitut with English subtitles about death, hunting, nature, and the belief that when we die, our soul goes into the living beings around us:

Aniriniq - Breath (Brüdder Productions, Canada, 2010)


Cool German weather guy

As a little follow-up to our previous post on weather forecasts, here a short video of the weather announcer on the German regional public TV channel for Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz) elegantly handling an intruder while not missing a beat.

On a personal note, I’m currently in the process of moving across London, but more regular posting will pick up soon. The new place is a 12min walk from my work place, which should gain me well over an hour in commuting time. The gain is mostly earmarked for blogging and the Eggcorn Database (which needs it).