Letzte Eyat-Sprecherin in Alaska stirbt aus...

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Beitragvon Isbeal » Fr Jan 25, 2008 2:14 am

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Last Alaska language speaker dies

Ms Jones dedicated much of her life to preserving the Eyak language
A woman believed to be the last native speaker of the Eyak language in the north-western US state of Alaska has died at the age of 89.
Marie Smith Jones was a champion of indigenous rights and conservation. She died at her home in Anchorage.

She helped the University of Alaska compile an Eyak dictionary, so that future generations would have the chance to resurrect it.

Nearly 20 other native Alaskan languages are at risk of disappearing...............

........................... "To the best of our knowledge, she was the last full-blooded Eyak alive," her daughter Bernice Galloway told the Associated Press news agency.................

.............She believed passionately in preserving the Eyak language and wanted a written record of it to be kept so for future generations, our correspondent adds............

..............With her husband, a white Oregon fisherman, Ms Jones had nine children, seven of whom are still alive.
But none of them learned Eyak because they grew up at a time when it was considered wrong to speak anything but English, her daughter said.
According to Michael Krauss, a linguist and professor with whom she worked, "she was very much alone as the last speaker of Eyak" for the last 15 years. ...............

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Beitragvon NoClockThing » Fr Jan 25, 2008 12:40 pm

Bha iad a' bruidhinn air sin ag RnG. Nach truagh a tha sin. :(
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