Warrgamay people developing mayay (language) story books

An ABC Open story By Contributor Jedda Priman from North QLD

Using technology to record audio for story books

Throughout the last decade the Warrgamay people have worked hard to reclaim their traditional language. Today we are developing story books for children using the Warrgamaygan mayay.

We are currently working on two children’s story books written in both English and Warrgamay. These story books will have the facility of an audio recording along with the book.

Today we were in the ABC studio learning how to use technology to record the audio to go along with the story books.

The production of these books has come after a decade of reclaiming a language once considered extinct. This is one of many projects the Warrgamaygan Mayay program has undertaken. It is with great pride that we have once again taken ownership of our mayay using technology to assist with the reclamation and preservation of our mayay.

It is our dream to again hear the melodious sound of our language being spoken fluently amongst our future generations, hearing the voices of our ancestors echoing over time.

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