Carved in wood: endangered alphabets

Languages are constantly changing. But that change sometimes mean that a language dies. Much has been written about this in books, blogs, articles. Something that gets lost in that discussion is that there are also dying alphabets associated with those languages.

A recent article in The Atlantic led me to Tim Brookes who is bringing this topic to our attention. Beautifully.

On Brookes’s website he notes that he is raising money to finish to project. He is asking for just over $3,700 (as of today) by August 18. Donors with gifts over a certain amount receive premiums.

Marjolein Groot Nibbelink
Marjolein realized early on that the Netherlands was too small for her. After traveling to 30+ countries over the span of 10 years she moved to the United States in 2014. She holds a degree in Communication from the University of Rotterdam and has long had an affinity for creative writing.


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