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  • Feb 22, 2012
  • 05:10 PM

New Tlingit “encyclopedia” baffling to scholars, speakers

Robert Woolsey / KCAW
A new encyclopedia of the Tlingit language has teachers in Sitka scratching their heads. The massive work by New Zealand scholar Sally-Ann Lambert is extraordinarily detailed, and the product of years of effort. The problem is: The language in the book is not recognizable by contemporary scholars, or Native Tlingit speakers.

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