3 years ago
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Last Fluent Wukchumni Speaker Fights to Save Her Language
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This short documentary focuses on Marie Wilcox, of the Wukchumni, a Yokuts Tribe native to Central California. In an effort to save her language, she created the Wukchumni dictionary with the help of her sisters, which is now used by her tribe for weekly lessons. “I’m uncertain about my language and who wants to keep it alive, just a few—it’s sad,” she says. “It seems weird that I am the last one. It’ll just be gone one of these days maybe, I don’t know.”
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How cool! Imagine writing a dictionary yourself!
3 years ago·Reply
The language sounds beautiful too
3 years ago·Reply
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I hope that they're able to reinspire the language learning, and it doesn't fail in future generations!
3 years ago·Reply
thats sad and its something i fear myself, loosing my native tongue and culture..
3 years ago·Reply
What's your native language @cheerfulcallie? Language and cultural preservation is such a fascinating field to me.
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