The Importance of Pronouncing Words Properly
Available September 1
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people please note that this video may contain names, images and voices of people who have passed away.

The Importance of Pronouncing Words Properly

Michael Aird, Lecturer & Director at UQ Anthropology Museum, shares why traditional languages must be pronounced correctly.

In this short film I reflect on some of the discussions I have had with older relatives, who have shared their traditional language knowledge and insisted that words be pronounced correctly. I have been fortunate to have worked documenting aspects of Aboriginal history and language for over 35 years and in I have seen the pride that Elders have in being able to share their traditional knowledge.

Michael Aird - my traditional country is the region of the Logan and Nerang Rivers in south-east Queensland.


Indigenous Literacy Day is proudly presented by the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, a charity with a vision of equity of opportunity for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children living in remote Australia.

Michael Aird

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Michael Aird

My traditional country is the region of the Logan and Nerang Rivers in south-east Queensland.

m.aird@uq.edu.au

0417-760160

School of Social Science - University of Queensland (uq.edu.au)

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