"…in February 2009, UNESCO announced that the six languages of the Ryukyu Islands are endangered and it also warned that they would become extinct if no counter-measures will be taken. … While Japanese society treats these as ‘dialects,’ UNESCO declared that these are clearly languages in their own rights according to international standards."
Japanese … "Arigatougozaimasu" (thank you)
Luuchuan / Ryukyuan Languages:
Amami … "Arigatasamaryota"
Kunigami … "Tootu ganashi"
Uchinaaguchi … "Nifee deebiru"
Miyako … "Tandi gaa tandi"
Yaeyama … "Nifaiyuu"
Yonaguni … "Fugarassaa yuu"
Sunset on the walls of the Shuri-jo
Naha, Okinawa, Japan
The Okinawan Sea
This is a small watercolor sketch for a coming Nihonga painting.
Nihonga is the name of traditional Japanese painting. We are taking lessons of that challenging technique at Gallery Craole.
Hold You - Gyptian