https://www.duolingo.com/Michael.Lubetsky

CBC News: An Iranian PhD Student Abstracts His Thesis in Cree

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Friends,

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/it-s-a-sign-of-respect-non-indigenous-u-of-r-phd-student-writes-thesis-abstract-in-cree-1.4649453

I forward an article posted recently on CBC about an engineering PhD student in Saskatchewan, originally from Iran, who translated his thesis abstract into Cree as a sign of respect for the local indigenous language. He got the idea from his time in Malaysia, where he did his masters and where he was required to translate his master's thesis abstract into Malay.

Bonne lecture,

--Mike

May 11, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16
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That's so inspiring. Thanks for the link.

May 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MarcelBal
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Okay, that is the most amazing thing ever.

May 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Songve

An inspiration. Hope it inspires some countries to only appoint Ambassadors that are fluent in the language of the assigned country and knowledgeable of their culture and history.

May 11, 2018
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