Can you believe it's already April? Where does the time go? Why do fools fall in love? Anyway, that means we're on Endangered Language #4 already. After spending hours with a North American language, a European language, and an Asian language, I decided I wanted to mix things up a little bit. So I'm choosing a language from a different region, and one that has a structured yet accessible grammar, weird phonetics, and a nutty orthography. (Luckily, in addition to the script, this language has a lovely romanized transliteration.)
While the number of speakers fluctuates, I'm certain that this language needs all the help it can get. Native speakers are hard to find nowadays, and even non-native speakers are relatively few and, in many cases, not found in normal social settings.
Years ago, I acquired a few books on the language, but I've always steered clear of diving in. But now, it's time. Yep, the next language I'm hoping to help save is....
More on this endangered language soon! Or, and any native speaker might say,
jaj Quch april qoH!
If you want to know what these mean, you can actually translate them into English at