Links for August 18, 2017

June Foray: Voiced Natasha, Rocky the Squirrel in Bullwinkle Cartoons

June Foray, the voice of “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show’s” Rocky the Flying Squirrel and his nemesis Natasha Fatale of Boris and Natasha fame in the early 1960s and a key figure in the animation industry, died Thursday. She was 99.... Foray was also the voice behind Looney Tunes’ Witch Hazel, Nell from “Dudley Do-Right,” Granny in the “Tweety and Sylvester” cartoons and Cindy Lou Who in Chuck Jones’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” among hundreds of others.


Language Log » Uyghur language outlawed in schools of the Uyghur Autonomous Region

In late June, the Education Department in Xinjiang’s Hotan (in Chinese, Hetian) prefecture issued a five-point directive outlawing the use of Uyghur at schools in favor of Mandarin Chinese “in order to strengthen elementary and middle/high school bilingual education.”

[VHM: This is confusing. How can they strengthen bilingual education when they outlaw Uyghur in the schools?]


Animated Sheet Music: “Giant Steps” by John Coltrane