Linguist gives voice to
ancestral Huron language
Wendake: As a little girl in
Connecticut, Megan Lukaniec wasn’t
very interested in her aboriginal
heritage. Nor was she interested
in the tiny reserve near Quebec City, where her father’s
Huron-Wendat mother was from.
“It’s a huge job,” said Lukaniec. "I’ve done hundreds of words over the past 2 1/2 years.”
Megan also studies structure and phonetics, then advises the 10-member language council how to pronounce each word. Then she teaches the approved words to project instructors, who in turn teach the tudents.
The enthusiasm and goodwill of
the people involved in Yawenda
Animal pictures and vocabulary: http://www.native-languages.org/wyandot_animals.htm
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