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Letters of Men– Marma, an Endangered Alphabet

Carving is the opposite of twitter and Instagram—it is a slow, thoughtful, and ancient process. This is the process that Tim Brookes uses to fashion the characters that make up endangered languages. His painstaking memorialization of these alphabets reminds us that language is much more than words. It is wisdom, […]

Illustrated Children’s Dictionary using Endangered Languages

An illustrated book invites children to learn. An illustrated dictionary invites children to love language—and children who speak endangered languages often don’t have any books in their mother tongue at all, and certainly no dictionaries designed for children. Tim Brookes of The Endangered Alphabets Project and his students at Champlain […]