to assimilate É-Ësi-mÉ-ËlÄt verb
1. do the same
2. become similar to his environment
3. become similar in sound
4. mentally resume
5. take (gas, light or heat) in a solution
Word assimilate has appeared in 68 articles on NYTimes.com over the past year, including October 17 in Brian Ng’s âBringing Attention to the Maori Language, One Song at a Timeâ:
In August, Lorde released her third album, “Solar Power”. Three weeks later, she released an EP titled “Te Ao Marama”, with five songs from the disc translated into Maori, New Zealand’s indigenous language. The second version wasn’t just an afterthought – it was part of long-standing conversations in her homeland about strengthening a language that not so long ago experts feared it might goes out.
â¦ The awareness and celebration of Maori music reflects a change in attitude towards the language across New Zealand. The country’s European settler government suppressed Maori from the mid-1850s, punishing children who spoke their language in school and deliberately dispersing Maori families to white neighborhoods to assimilate them, creating a far-reaching whakama, or shame, around him. In 1987, when Maori was finally declared an official language, the vast majority of its remaining speakers were older.
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