Ontario post-secondary school launches Mohawk language learning app

A southwestern Ontario post-secondary school has launched an app to help people learn Mohawk.

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  • Math or Mohawk, where’s the money?

    What’s the progressive choice?

    Which of the two will help equality?

  • Editor

    Unless she’s idigenous, or aboriginal, whichever is the preferred word this week, and I doubt it looking at her, I call cultural appropriation on behalf of offended Mohawks everywhere. REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

    • ntt1

      “She’ is a GBLTQwerty girl she has dyed her appropriated Mohawk with all the virtue signaling colours in her mind she is unassailable in her moral stance.

  • DaninVan

    OK, that’s over the top, even for the LGBT(Q?) crowd.
    (Isn’t the ‘Q’ redundant???)

    • andycanuck

      I think it’s for “questioning” and not “queer”, something even more ludicrous.

      • DaninVan

        Questions are OK; it’s the answers that make me wanna hurl… 😉

  • Tooth&Claw

    People learn languages for several reasons. However, to facilitate economic trade is the primary one. Mohawk doesn’t even rate when there is Mandarin Chinese to learn.

    • ntt1

      It would be fun to rant at Quebecois factotums in Mohawk,

    • Clausewitz

      Well if you need cheap smokes from the Rez it might come in handy.

  • robins111

    Why would we want to have an app for an invaders language.

    There were no Mohawks in Canada prior to the War of 1812. They were stuck here because the Americans didn’t want them back after fighting for the British.

    • ntt1

      like the somalis?

    • A Hamilton Guy

      That’s why I laugh about their Caledonia protests.

      • Clausewitz

        In the words of Elvis Costello, “I used to be amused, now I’m just annoyed”.

  • andycanuck

    Maybe they can come up with a Huron one?

    Oh…

    Never mind.

  • Starlord

    Why? Like Latin let it go to the dustbin of history.

  • ontario john

    I’m waiting for their app on how to burn Catholic priests at the stake. Or smuggle smokes across the border.

  • marty_p

    Most important sentence to learn in Mohawk – “Where’s the best place to sell cigarettes to Whitey?”

  • ntt1

    Many schools in British Columbia offer a choice of languages, given that a second language is a requirement of graduation there should be a choice . Locally anybody can study coast Salish, Spanish, Parisian French or Mandarin Chinese as a second language study. I see no problem with the choices at all provided a competent teacher is available.

    • DaninVan

      The Haida are desperately trying to save their language from extinction. It’s a race before the last few elderly speakers pass into History.
      I honestly wish them the best.

      • ntt1

        I understand a German couple assisted them in the 60s the man helped them create a dictionary using german and dutch phoenetics which are meant to be quite close. interestingly enough the german lady taught them how to take felt and bulk buttons and make button blankets which are old German folk craft

    • Clausewitz

      When I went to teachers College at Canisius you had to take a second language. I went back to Mohawk in Hamilton and took American Sign Language. It’s come in handy over the years, more so than any of the other choices available at the time.