A computer app currently being developed by Robbie Jimerson will soon translate English into Seneca.
Jimerson, whose grandfather is a fluent speaker of the Seneca language, is developing the app with the support of the Rochester Institute for Technology and the Seneca Nation of Indians. While Jimerson is not a fluent speaker of the language himself, he has utilized his programming skills to create what has become the Seneca Language Revitalization Project. Though it may take years to complete the computerized dictionary, Jimerson has made great strides in decoding the complex Seneca language.
The Seneca nation has provided a $200,000 grant for the project, and will decide how the app is distributed.