President Obama’s Inaugural Address
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It's too late to call this news; also too big to put in [mini-news] section, so this is an exceptional page.  President Obama's Inaugural Address was so impressive and I partially translated it into Earth Language. (January 26, 2009)

Here (US Government site) you'll see the entirety of the Inaugural Address in more languages.

A part of President Obama's inaugural address:
the original
In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned. Our journey has never been one of shortcuts or settling for less. It has not been the path for the faint-hearted, for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame. Rather, it has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things — some celebrated, but more often men and women obscure in their labor — who have carried us up the long, rugged path towards prosperity and freedom.

For us, they packed up their few worldly possessions and traveled across oceans in search of a new life.
For us, they toiled in sweatshops and settled the West, endured the lash of the whip and plowed the hard earth.
For us, they fought and died, in places like Concord and Gettysburg, Normandy and Khe Sanh. 
Time and again these men and women struggled and sacrificed and worked till their hands were raw so that we might live a better life. They saw America as bigger than the sum of our individual ambitions, greater than all the differences of birth or wealth or faction.

* Note:
In the speech, there are four place names of past big wars. I translated each name into EL phonetics, adding information with a classification bracket as a place name of battlefield of its war.
For Vietnam and America, I used each phonetic abbreviation, picking up the main sounds into an phonetic abbreviation bracket, with the classification bracket as a country name for America.

I planned this page directly using EL font; and the editing was made much earlier, but Internet Explorer doesn't view it in the correct way, even after much struggling to fix. So you see this now as an image file. When copying the font writing into my bit-map paint tool, most symbol shapes get broken, so I had to draw all by hand after all.
Below, I save the font writing a little bit. If you have installed the Earth3 Font and are using Firefox, I think you can see it in the original way. 
If you have any good suggestion to overcome these problems, please let me know. I would appreciate it.
(mail to: yoshikom-at-earthlanguage-dot-org
changing -at- into @; and -dot- into ".").

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hoo (January 26, 2009)






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