Sunday, March 13, 2011

The sound of dead languages

Friday evening (before the CTO concert two posts ago!) I went to hear Espen Sommer-Eide (Alog, Phonophani) present the language project "Language Memory".
In "Language Memory" all the words from the skolt sámi dictionary are read out by 23 of the approximately 300 people still speaking this language.  You may hear all the words, and read more about the project here. Sommer-Eide also played us some music he has made, by using this material. Nice!

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