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Fri Dec 09 2005

Media: Mail & Guardian Online: Nushu

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        1.    Karen Chung, Mail & Guardian Online: Nushu


Message 1: Mail & Guardian Online: Nushu
Date: 08-Dec-2005
From: Karen Chung <karchungntu.edu.tw>
Subject: Mail & Guardian Online: Nushu


Mail & Guardian online (South Africa)
07 December 2005

Mother tongue

Jon Watts

Nushu, the secret women's script of the Yao minority in China, was
widely declared extinct last year, when its most famous user, Yang Huangyi,
died aged 92. But obituaries for the world's only gender-specific language
appear to have been premature.

http://www.mg.co.za/articlePage.aspx?articleid=258672&area=/insight/insight__body_language/


Karen Chung

http://ccms.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/
http://lists.topica.com/lists/phonetics/


Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
Writing Systems


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