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Introduction




Members of a language team can add words, phrases, song or stories as entries to the language site.

You must be logged in as a member of a language team to add new entries. To learn about how language teams work, check out our information on Roles on FirstVoices.

This video demonstrates the process for adding a word entry:



Adding words




  1. To add new word entries, click on "Words".



  2. Click on "Create New Word".



  3. Fill in the fields following these guidelines:

FieldGuideline
WordThe word in the Indigenous language.
Part of speechChoose from the drop-down menu. For example: verb, noun or adjective
PronunciationShow the word in syllables with hyphens. Use capital letters to show emphasis. For example: van-COU-ver
DefinitionsDescribe the meaning in English. If needed, you can add multiple meanings.
Literal translationDescribe the literal translation, which may be different from the word's meaning.
Related audioUpload the audio recording of the word being spoken.
Related picturesUpload a picture that shows the meaning of the word.
Related videoUpload a video that shows the meaning of the word.
Related phrasesConnect the word to other phrases that use it.
CategoriesSelect categories that include the word. For example: animals, food, activities
Cultural noteInclude notes about the word that relate to cultural practices of the community.
ReferenceNote the original person, book or document that the word was spoken by or found in.
SourceThe name of the language recorder who is making the entry.
Available in Children's ArchiveCheck this button to make the word accessible in the children's archive. If the word may be inappropriate for children, leave the button unchecked.
Available in GamesCheck this button to include the word in language learning games.


4. Click "Save" to save the entry.

5. Your entry will be reviewed and published by your language team administrator.



Adding phrases




  1. To add new phrases, click on "Phrases".



  2. Click on "Create New Phrase".



  3. Fill in the fields following these guidelines:

FieldGuideline
PhraseThe phrase in the Indigenous language.
DefinitionsDescribe the meaning in English. If needed, you can add multiple meanings.
Phrase booksChoose which phrase book your new phrase should be included in. You can also create a new phrase book.
Related audioUpload the audio recording of the phrase being spoken.
Related picturesUpload a picture that shows the meaning of the phrase.
Related videosUpload a video that shows the meaning of the phrase.
Cultural noteInclude notes about the phrase that relate to cultural practices of the community.
ReferenceNote the original person, book or document that the phrase was spoken by or found in.
SourceThe name of the language recorder who is making the entry.
Available in Children's ArchiveCheck this button to make the phrase accessible in the children's archive. If the word may be inappropriate for children, leave the button unchecked.


4. Click "Save" to save for the entry.

5. Your entry will be reviewed and published by your language team administrator.



Adding songs and stories




  1. To add new entries for songs or stories click on "Songs" or "Stories".




  2. Click on "Create Song Book" or "Create Story Book".



  3. Fill in the fields following these guidelines:

FieldGuideline
Book titleThe title in the Indigenous language
Book title translationDescribe the title's meaning in English. If needed, you can add multiple meanings.
Book introductionIntroduce the book in the Indigenous language
Introduction translationTranslate the introduction to English. If needed, you can add multiple meanings.
TypeSelect either Song or Story
Related audioUpload the audio recording of the phrase being spoken.
Related picturesUpload a picture that shows the meaning of the song or story.
Related videosUpload a video that shows the meaning of the song or story.
AuthorWho wrote or performed the song or story.
Cultural noteInclude notes about the song or story that relate to cultural practices of the community.
SourceThe name of the language recorder who is making the entry.
Available in Children's ArchiveCheck this button to make the phrase accessible in the children's archive. If the word may be inappropriate for children, leave the button unchecked.


4. Click "Save" to save for the entry.

5. Your entry will be reviewed and published by your language team administrator.