Multilingual speakers (especially of rare languages) needed!
Did you know that there are more languages spoken in NYC than in any other city in the world? Over 800 languages are spoken in NYC and many of them are rare or endangered. The Poetic Justice group is collecting phone recordings of New Yorkers counting from 1 to 100 for a new multimedia artwork titled "A Counting," for an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York titled "Who We Are: Visualizing NYC By Numbers," opening on November 22, 2019.
Please help the group collect the many voices and languages of NYC by calling 917-905-6647 and recording yourself saying 1–100 in any language. Recording takes about five minutes.
As funds are available, compensation of a $10 amazon gift card for each language not yet recorded is available by request. Recorded languages are listed below.
Currently, the group has recordings for 55 languages including: Armenian, Bengali, Bisayan, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cantonese, Czech, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hakka, Hawaiian, Hokkien, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kurdish, Latvian, Lebanese, Lithuanian, Mandarin-Chinese, Mandarin-Taiwanese, Niuean, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Shanghainese, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog (Filipino), Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Twi, Uighur, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Wenzhounese and Yiddish.