December 12, 2006

New World revives Algonquian

A Dead Indian Language Is Brought Back to Life[I]n a story with starring roles for a university linguist, sloppy 17th-century scribes and a perfectionist Hollywood director making a movie about Jamestown, the language that scholars call Virginia Algonquian has come back from the dead.

The result, for Virginia Indians such as Custalow, has been a stunning opportunity--to speak in words that their grandparents never knew.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a great resource!