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thing from creating an alphabet and writ-
ten language to assembling vocabulary
word lists to understanding the grammar
and unique rules of each language. While
vocabulary lists used to be recorded on
index cards and stored in shoeboxes, so-
phisticated software has accelerated this
task, increased consistency and enabled
the handling of multiple dialects. Wycliffe
has formed mutually beneficial ties with
industry giants, like Google, Microsoft and
Apple, to further their cause.
Methodology is also speeding up transla-
tion. Translation can take place in related
languages simultaneously using a work-
In places as diverse as Papua NewGuinea, Nigeria, and Kenya, translation work is being
led by the local community with support fromWycliffe staff.
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