The Mohawk Language and Assassin’s Creed 3.

 

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Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed 3 Game in the Mohawk Language!

This is so exciting I can’t tell you how happy I was to find out about this game. I do not study the Mohawk language, but I do study Lakota and optimum learning methods. I know how many millions of kids love to play video games. Ubisoft has stumbled onto an awesome way to revitalize Native languages. Millions of kids love this game, and they are talking about how much they like the Mohawk language. Shé:kon. Skennen’kó:wa ken?  I must say I am impressed with the amount of Mohawk dialogue, a very good teaching tool as well as fun. Imagine some Mohawk parents telling their kids, “go play your Assassin’s Creed 3 game!”

Here is a description from Wikipedia:

The story is set in the 18th century, before, during and after the American Revolution from 1754 to 1783, and follows Desmond’s half-English, half-Mohawk ancestor,Ratonhnhaké:ton (/ˈrədnˈhəɡdn/), also known as Connor, as he fights the Templars’ attempts to gain freedom in the colonies.

Here some examples from the game demonstrating the use of the Mohawk language:

For a detailed account of the Mohawk language project for the game, go to this article.

 

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