Tongue preservation

There are somewhere around 100 native speakers of the Seneca language remaining, mostly in western New York. Persuaded as I am that these languages ought to be preserved, I applaud small gestures like this:

Interestingly, Seneca has only 14 letters, if you count the colon as a letter, as they do. Three of them can also appear with umlauts, so at least they can have metal bands.

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  1. McGehee »

    23 March 2019 · 9:43 am

    Between them and the Delawares, I wonder whether being named for a Roman Senator is better than being named for a English aristocrat.

    Kinda makes being called “Indians” almost anti-climactic.

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