Sunday, February 12, 2012
L ~ Lushootseed
Lushootseed is the language / dialect of the Puget Sound region native peoples. There are a dwindling number of native speakers left and through the work of the late Vi Hilbert and now Zalmai Zahir and others, effort is being made to expand the number of native speakers beyond the approximately 300 known today. Even within this languages narrow range, there is a distinct dialect, north to south.
Todays photos are part of a story in Lushootseed with its English translation.
Here Zalmai Zahir and Cassy George demonstrate different greeting phrases.