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    Transparent Language (I bought French materials from them) has started doing this.
    "Transparent Language, explains how it provided its software tools and training free of charge to the nonprofit organization Grassroots Indigenous Multimedia (GIM)"

    Ojibwe  was the first

    So, I think that organizations/schools have been able to use the Transparent Language code with their own vocabulary lists.  It doesn't look like TL sells the programs directly to the public.

    MultiLingualBooks looks to be a good source for Chickasaw, for example

    Chickasaw Talking Dictionary CD-ROM
    Over 7000 words compiled by Rev. Jesse and Vinnie May Humes. This CD-ROM was made from the original audio-tapes recorded by Vinnie May when the dictionary was first printed. The tapes were discovered in an old cardboard box after the death of Vinnie May in 1996. The tapes are now housed in the Chickasaw Museum in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. The dictionary book was first published in 1973 by the Chickasaw Nation.

    "You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them." [Ray Bradbury]

    by RosyFinch on Mon Aug 02, 2010 at 09:53:41 PM PDT

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