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National drama competition for Aboriginal languages
原民語戲劇競賽登場

Top and below: Participants in the 3rd National Indigenous Language Drama Competition pose for a photograph in New Taipei City on Feb. 21.
第三屆全國原住民族語戲劇競賽的參賽者二月二十一日在新北市合照。

Photo: Kuo Yen-hui, Liberty Times
照片:自由時報記者郭顏慧

The 3rd National Indigenous Language Drama Competition will be held today and tomorrow at the New Taipei City government’s Multifunctional Hall. The Ifkids Theater Company is set to give a spectacular performance tonight, and tickets for the show are now available. New Taipei City’s Indigenous Peoples Bureau (IPB) said this year’s event is split into two — a family division and a regular group division. Thirty-six groups from across the nation have enlisted in the competition, and the first prize cash award for each team is NT$50,000 (US$1,689) for the family teams and NT$100,000 for the regular teams. The competition commenced last Wednesday with the family division, followed by “An Evening with Theater Stars,” at which the Aboriginal musical group RS and the Dulan Culture and Art Troupe gave brilliant performances.

The IPB said International Mother Language Day was on Feb. 21, and in order to promote mother languages, the Taiwanese Mother Language League organized an event in which speaking Hoklo (also known as Taiwanese) at select businesses would get you a discount. Nearly 100 clinics, clothing shops and restaurants across the nation participated in the event, which ended Feb. 25. All you had to do was use a language used in Taiwan, including Hoklo, Hakka or any Aboriginal language, and you could receive a 10 to 30 percent discount. Businesses that participated in the event are listed on the organization’s Web site: taiwaneseleague.ning.com.

(Liberty Times, Translated by Kyle Jeffcoat)

第三屆全國原住民族語戲劇競賽今、明天將在新北市政府多功能集會堂舉行,今天晚上「如果兒童劇團」也會帶來精采演出,歡迎民眾索票參觀。新北市原民局表示,競賽分成「家庭組」和「一般團體組」兩組,全台共有三十六支隊伍報名參賽,各組第一名可得到新台幣五萬(一千六百八十九美元)和十萬元(三千三百七十八美元)獎金。上週三首先登場的是「家庭組」比賽,晚上則舉行盛大的「劇星之夜」,邀請原民團隊RS傳唱者音樂劇團和都蘭部落文化藝術團帶來精采表演。

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. indigenous adj.

原住民的;本土的 (yuan2 zhu4 min2 de5; ben2 tu3 de5)

例: Of the more than 200 languages spoken or signed in Brazil, 80 are indigenous.

(在巴西兩百多個講的語言或手語中,有八十個是本土的。)

2. clinic n.

診所 (zhen2 suo3)

例: The mother took her daughter to the clinic for a checkup.

(母親帶她的女兒去診所做身體檢查。)

3. business n.

商家 (shang1 jia1)

例: Local businesses are suffering because of all the huge international corporations that have moved into the town.

(當地商家因大型國際公司遷入小鎮而生意受損。)


原民局表示,二月二十一日是「世界母語日」,為推廣母語,台灣母語聯盟從二月十九日至二十五日推出「講台語,俗(便宜)予你」活動,民眾到全台響應母語日活動的近百家診所、服飾店或餐廳消費,只要使用母語,包括台語、客家語和原住民語等,皆可享七到九折優惠。合作商家可到台灣母語聯盟網站:taiwaneseleague.ning.com查詢。(自由時報記者郭顏慧)

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