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81-Year-Old Woman, Last Fluent Speaker of Her Language, Learns to Type to Make a Dictionary

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http://jezebel.com/81-year-old-woman-last-fluent-speaker-of-her-language-1741961871

For those interested, here is an article and a video about Marie Wilcox, the last speaker of Wukchumni and her efforts to document the language and teach it to her family and community.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/oxq
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Very interesting. So glad that this woman could share her rare language with others.

Thanks for sharing with us!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eikoopmit

Good luck to her! Maybe Wukchumni will someday be added to DuoLingo because of her efforts!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cswrawr
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She's already put so much work in but it would be amazing if someone got her started on Duolingo.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mckenziek10497

she has such a cool language,thank-you so much for sharing with us!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jacobruid

nice

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Teen_Polyglot

This is very interesting!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dare_Devil_01

Whoa! That is amazing and very interesting. Thanks for sharing. :))

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Solomon.beech

It would be rather amazing if Wakchumni, or any other Native American tongue for that matter, was fully archived, learned by a small group of people, and then shared here on Duolingo for the entire world to see, learn and explore. It would be amazing. I wish her language good luck, and they really need a language like that on Duo. Thank you for sharing this interesting stroy! :-)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rhythmixed
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Thanks for sharing this! I watched a documentary on her efforts to document her language about a year ago.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hyllning

Thank you so much for sharing this story! It's very inspirational!{@style=color: #88CBED}

2 years ago

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So inspiring.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

This is a short 10 minute video from the New York Times about Marie Wilcox and her daughter:
Who Speaks Wukchumni? | Op-Docs | The New York Times

2 years ago